European mass migration crisis

Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete, center, from Germany, enters an Italian finance police car as she arrives in the Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle, from the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Monday, July 1, 2019. Rackete has been in custody since Saturday when she defied Italy's anti-migrant interior minister, Matteo Salvini, and port authorities by steering her Sea-Watch 3 ship to Lampedusa's dock so the 40 migrants the ship rescued on June 12 could disembark. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 1:15 pm
MILAN (AP) — A sea captain who forced a rescue ship carrying 40 migrants into an Italian island port against orders of authorities appears to have acted in accordance with maritime law, according to a court order that freed the German volunteer from house arrest in Italy. Carola Rackete, 31, was...
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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete is seen on board the vessel at sea in the Mediterranean, just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The captain of the humanitarian rescue ship says that Italian law enforcement officials have told them that a resolution is near for 42 migrants rescued at sea that Italy’s populist government has so far refused to allow to disembark. (ANSA/Matteo Guidelli via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 5:40 pm
ROME (AP) — The sea captain who rammed a police boat while bringing 40 rescued migrants to an Italian port she'd been warned to stay out of must be freed from house arrest, a judge ruled Tuesday in a decision that angered the Italian government minister who had declared the defiant mariner an...
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An Italian Coast Guard boat patrols next to the Sea-Watch 3 vessel, in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Carola Rackete, the captain of the humanitarian rescue ship said that Italian law enforcement officials have told them that a resolution is near for 42 migrants rescued at sea that Italy’s populist government has so far refused to allow to disembark. (ANSA/Matteo Guidelli via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A judge has denied Italian prosecutors' request to uphold house arrest for the captain of a migrant rescue ship who hit a police boat while disobeying orders not to enter an Italian port. The ruling in Sicily on...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. European Union leaders continued a third day of talks to seek a breakthrough in a diplomatic fight over who should be picked for a half dozen of jobs at top EU institutions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 02, 2019 - 8:33 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders huddled yet again Tuesday in an effort to overcome an embarrassing deadlock over nominating candidates to hold the bloc's key posts for at least the next five years. In one of the longest EU summits in recent years, the leaders are looking to name a new...
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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete is seen on board the vessel at sea in the Mediterranean, just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The captain of the humanitarian rescue ship says that Italian law enforcement officials have told them that a resolution is near for 42 migrants rescued at sea that Italy’s populist government has so far refused to allow to disembark. (ANSA/Matteo Guidelli via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ROME (AP) — The German captain who defied Italian authorities and rammed her migrant rescue ship into a border police motorboat while docking remained under house arrest after questioning Monday before a judge in Sicily who will decide if she can regain her liberty. Sea-Watch, the German...
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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete, center, from Germany, arrives in the Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle, from the island of Lampedusa, Italy, escorted by Italian Finance Police, Monday, July 1, 2019. Rackete has been in custody since Saturday when she defied Italy's anti-migrant interior minister, Matteo Salvini, and port authorities by steering her Sea-Watch 3 ship to Lampedusa's dock so the 40 migrants the ship rescued on June 12 could disembark. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 9:11 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the fate of the migrant rescue ship's captain is in hands of his country's justice system. Conte told journalists in Brussels that...
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Migrants disembark from the Ducth-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship, at Lampedusa island's harbor, Italy, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Forty migrants have disembarked on a tiny Italian island after the captain of the German aid ship which rescued them docked without permission. Sea-Watch 3 rammed an Italian border police motorboat as it steered toward the pier on Lampedusa. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations poured in Sunday for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a police boat while bringing 40 people to port. Carola...
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Migrants disembark from the Ducth-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship, at Lampedusa island's harbor, Italy, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Forty migrants have disembarked on a tiny Italian island after the captain of the German aid ship which rescued them docked without permission. Sea-Watch 3 rammed an Italian border police motorboat as it steered toward the pier on Lampedusa. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 10:09 pm
LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while docking at a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday in defiance of Italy's anti-migrant interior minister...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 7:48 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a new broadside against Western liberalism at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people's interests. Speaking after the summit in Osaka concluded on Saturday, Putin charged that Donald...
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President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin "Don't meddle in the election" in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Moscow extensively interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats on Capitol Hill...
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