European mass migration crisis

Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete answers reporters' question during a videoconference from her vessel at sea in the Mediterranean, just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, June 28, 2019. The German captain of the Sea-Watch 3 ship that is blocked off Lampedusa with 42 rescued migrants aboard said, in a videoconference with the Foreign Press in Italy Association Friday, the migrants are exhausted and not letting them land is like keeping them in prison. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 28, 2019 - 11:26 am
MILAN (AP) — The 31-year-old German captain with tied-back dreadlocks and a steady voice as she defies Sicily port authorities in defense of dozens of migrants rescued at sea has enraged Italy's interior minister. Matteo Salvini has derided her both as "that uppity captain" and "a heroine from the...
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President Donald Trump, fifth from left, joins other leaders for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2019 - 8:45 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth. "A free and open economy is the basis for peace and...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Walter Luebcke, who was in charge of the Kassel area regional administration, talks to media in Kassel, Germany. Germany's top security official says the far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone. Walter Luebcke, who led the Kassel regional administration in central Germany, was fatally shot in the head at his home on June 2, 2019. (Uwe Zucch/dpa via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 6:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two more men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, prosecutors said Thursday. One of the men is accused of selling the gun allegedly used by the main suspect. Walter Luebcke, who led the Kassel regional administration...
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Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends a RAI state TV program in Rome, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago is in Italian waters within sight of Lampedusa island in defiance of a ban by the country's hard-line interior minister. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he wouldn't allow any of the migrants to disembark and threatened Wednesday to deploy law enforcement. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 6:07 pm
MILAN (AP) — A private sea rescue ship carrying 42 migrants it took aboard off Libya two weeks ago entered Italian waters Wednesday despite an explicit ban from Italy's interior minister, who has threatened to seize the ship operated by a German aid organization and to arrest its captain. Interior...
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Leaders of left-wing parties in Denmark say they will back the center-left Social Democrats, with left to right, Pia Olsen Dyhr of the The Socialist People's Party, Pernille Skipper of The Red-Green Alliance, Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats and Morten Oestergaard of The Social Liberal Party address the media after finalizing the government negotiations shortly after midnight at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, early Wednesday June 26, 2019. Frederiksen announced that The Danish Social Democrats will form a minority government backed by three other left-wing parties. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 10:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In Scandinavia, there's a new type of socially conscious liberal — one that wants tighter restrictions on immigration. Left-wing parties in Denmark and Sweden that historically defended humanitarian values and generous welfare systems have shifted positions since the...
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June 26, 2019 - 8:11 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says its ship Sea-Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants rescued at sea two weeks ago has entered Italian waters under emergency provisions, calling the situation on board desperate. Sea-Watch...
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FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 4:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone, but investigators are still probing whether anyone else was involved, Germany's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Walter Luebcke, who...
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Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats address the media after finalizing the government negotiations shortly after midnight at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, early Wednesday June 26, 2019. Frederiksen announced that The Danish Social Democrats will form a minority government backed by three other left-wing parties. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 4:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three left-wing parties in Denmark are backing the center-left Social Democrats to form a one-party minority government. The deal would make the Social Democrats' leader, 41-year-old Mette Frederiksen, the country's youngest prime minister after the left-leaning party won...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. Trump’s sudden decision against military strikes may have prevented open conflict with Iran, but it also showed him to be an unpredictable, if unreliable, partner at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 24, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. Trump won his job partly on his claims to be a great dealmaker. But...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo White House adviser Jared Kushner listens during a proclamation signing with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Kushner will present the economic portion of his Mideast peace plan on June 25 in Bahrain, with some key players missing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 22, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. The scheme, which calls for a mix of...
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