European mass migration crisis

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, center, and EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos talk during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Greece said Friday it will call on the European Union to impose sanctions on member states that refuse to accept refugees, as senior European officials visited Ankara and Athens to try and stem a surge in migrant arrivals overwhelming Greek islands. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 06, 2019 - 5:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official says European Union nations need to work better together on the issue of migration or they risk facing a new flood of asylum-seekers that could rival that of 2015. Following a trip last week to Turkey and Greece, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told...
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Cardinal Claudio Hummes, General Rapporteur for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, left, shares a word with Pope Francis on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, in the Vatican gardens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, shakes hands with Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, following their meeting to discuss cooperation on migration management in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Cavusoglu, Seehofer and European Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos later met for breakfast and further discussed the migrants issue. (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 4:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on European nations to work with Ankara on solving the refugee crisis instead of blaming it for a rise in migrant flows to Europe. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments on Friday after a meeting with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and...
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Cars drive past billboards of Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa, left, and Left Bloc leader Catarina Martins, in Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Portugal will hold a general election on Oct. 6 in which voters will choose members of the next Portuguese parliament. Slogan on the Socialist's billboard reads in Portuguese, "It's your vote that decides". (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 04, 2019 - 3:17 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's general election this weekend makes the country look like Europe's odd man out. While, across the European Union, radical new parties are reshaping the political landscape and Socialist parties have lost ground in recent years, in Portugal political tradition is...
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Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Migrants and refugees arrive at the port of Piraeus from the island of Lesbos as authorities have accelerated efforts to move thousands of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp to camps on the mainland following a deadly fire. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 01, 2019 - 8:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Migrants at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos have staged a peaceful protest to demand better living conditions and the transfer to the mainland. Several hundred people took part in the three-hour protest Tuesday, sitting outside the Moria refugee camp. No arrests...
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September 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight suspected far-right extremists went on trial Monday in Germany, accused of planning to start a violent uprising in response to a stabbing in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year. The men, aged between 21 and 32, appeared before a regional court in Dresden on charges of forming...
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Refugees and Migrants carry their belongings as they disembark on a ferry with destination the port of Piraeus, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants and refugees deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos island to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
September 30, 2019 - 10:39 am
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Signaling a shift in policy, Greece's government said Monday it would accelerate efforts to move thousands of refugees and migrants from Aegean Sea islands to the mainland following a deadly fire at the country's largest camp on the island of Lesbos. The decision was announced...
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September 29, 2019 - 11:47 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Greece (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Migrants protesting at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have set fires both inside and outside the camp, and have clashed with police. Police and local authorities say there are unconfirmed reports of two...
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September 29, 2019 - 11:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Greece (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Migrants protesting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have set fires both inside and outside the camp, and have clashed with police. Police and local authorities say there are unconfirmed reports of two...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the occasion of the Migrant and Refugee World Day, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 29, 2019 - 5:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried "the culture of comfort" that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis. The pope who has made caring for migrants a hallmark of his papacy spoke during a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. "We cannot...
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