European mass migration crisis

Dutch police officers point their guns at a wounded 19-year-old man who was shot by police after stabbing two people in the central railway station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway station Friday as authorities in the Dutch capital reported that the suspect shot by police is an Afghan citizen. (AP Photo)
September 03, 2018 - 2:39 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a "terrorist motive" was behind the attack. The 19-year-old suspect...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018 file photo Bjoern Hoecke, left, leader of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in German state of Thuringia, and Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann, second from right, participate in a commemoration march in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
September 03, 2018 - 1:50 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — German authorities plan to step up surveillance of the far-right Alternative for Germany amid growing concern the third-largest party in parliament is closing ranks with extremist groups. Activists for AfD, the nationalist party's German acronym, marched in the eastern city...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2017 file photo a card with a writing 'angels are forever' is placed between candles in Kandel, western Germany, at the site where 15-year-old Mia was stabbed earlier. On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 the regional court in Landau sentenced her former boyfriend for murder to 8 1/2 years in prison. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 8:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — A migrant was convicted Monday of murdering his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 8.5 years in prison, the German news agency dpa reported. The stabbing of the 15-year-old girl at a drugstore in the southwestern town of Kandel in December 2017 shocked Germany and...
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FILE - This Sunday, June 24, 2018, file photo provided by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. The United Nations refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 1:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. That's one...
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September 02, 2018 - 12:22 pm
YAD BINYAMIN, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed the U.S. decision to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, accusing it of perpetuating a crisis that lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The agency's commissioner rejected such accusations,...
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Police cars stand across the road as police separate leftist and nationalist demonstrators in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (dpa via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 6:32 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's foreign minister told his fellow countrymen Sunday they're too lazy when it comes to battling racism and fighting for democracy. "We have to get off the couch and open the mouth," Heiko Maas said in an interview with weekly Bild am Sonntag. "Our generation was...
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A protestor holds a poster with a photo of Angela Merkel referring reading she is guilty of incitement in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 01, 2018 - 11:38 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — The Latest on anti-migrant protests in Germany after the fatal stabbing of a German citizen (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Thousands of far-right protesters have started marching through a city in eastern Germany where a German man was killed almost a week ago and two...
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A cross is decorated with flowers in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the site where 35-year-old man was stabbed the Sunday before. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2018 - 9:34 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Emboldened far-right activists in Germany hope to make a Saturday protest a pivotal event in which clusters of nationalists — from lawmakers to Hitler-saluting skinheads — come together as a nationwide anti-migrant movement to challenge the political establishment. Several...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis, small white figure seen sitting on top of a Coast Guard boat, arrives in the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. In a message Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, Francis urged politicians to apply “farsighted responsibility” and generosity in dealing with migration policies including about those who “risk their lives at sea in search of a better future” and about climate change. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, pool, file)
September 01, 2018 - 6:46 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday called for concrete action to combat the "emergency" of plastics littering seas and oceans, lamenting the lack of effective regulation to protect the world's waters. Building on his papacy's concern for the environment, Francis issued a message aimed at...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, foreground left, is welcomed by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies that is likely to focus on migration. (AP Photo/Azeez Akunleyan)
August 31, 2018 - 7:33 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies focusing on migration. Merkel has been traveling with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana,...
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