European mass migration crisis

August 01, 2018 - 6:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Official data show that the number of people in Germany with immigrant roots increased 4.4 percent last year to nearly 19.3 million. The Federal Statistical Office said Wednesday that 51 percent of those people were German citizens. It defines a person with an immigrant background as...
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A man enters a Red Cross humanitarian organization refugee shelter, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Italy’s hard-line interior minister is dismissing as mere “charity” the proposal by the European Commission to pay EU member states 6,000 euros ($7,000) to accept and process each migrant saved at sea. Matteo Salvini said “We don’t ask for money, we ask for dignity.” The European Union’s executive said Tuesday that it wants to offer “full financial support” to any member state volunteering to set up so-called controlled centers where people in need of international protection and those who have no right to stay in the 28-nation bloc will be assessed. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 31, 2018 - 12:02 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian officials deflected responsibility Tuesday after 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean were returned to Libya, a move that humanitarian groups said could violate international law. The U.N. refugee agency and Amnesty International denounced the decision to take the migrants...
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July 31, 2018 - 3:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has acquitted a man accused in an 18-year-old bombing that injured 10 recent immigrants from eastern Europe, including six Jews. The 52-year-old man, whose name wasn't released in accordance with privacy laws, had been considered a suspect in the July 2000 bombing in a...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during a news conference at the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump and Italy's new premier are stressing what they have in common as they stand side-by-side at the White House at a joint press conference. Trump...
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The Monday, July 30, 2018 screenshot shows the #MeTwo Twitter website. The hashtag, a play on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by journalist Ali Can following the resignation of soccer star Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo)
July 30, 2018 - 10:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — After #MeToo comes #MeTwo. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans. The hashtag, which echoes...
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July 29, 2018 - 10:01 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said he is allowing 40 migrants who have been kept at sea for two weeks to enter Tunisia "for humanitarian reasons." Chahed said late Saturday he would authorize a Tunisian-flagged commercial boat that has been carrying the migrants since...
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In this photo taken on Friday, July 27, 2018, a migrant rests with others as the sun rises at the port of Algeciras, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, in Algeciras, Spain. Maritime rescue authorities say 751 migrants have been plucked Friday from 52 dinghies trying to reach Spanish shores from northern Africa, this year's most popular route into Europe. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 29, 2018 - 6:35 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 123 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The service says it pulled the migrants from 12 different boats intercepted by rescue craft Sunday morning in the Strait of Gibraltar. The latest arrivals come after...
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EDS NOTE: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN. In this photo taken on Friday, July 27, 2018, migrant children look at the camera as they travel with others onboard Spain's Concepcion Arenal Maritime Rescue Service boat at the port of Barbate, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, in Barbate, Spain. Maritime rescue authorities say 751 migrants have been plucked Friday from 52 dinghies trying to reach Spanish shores from northern Africa, this year's most popular route into Europe. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 28, 2018 - 7:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days. The service says it pulled 206 people from 10 different boats Saturday morning, after rescuing 774 migrants...
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In this photo taken late Wednesday, July 25, 2018, migrants are silhouetted as they prepare to spend the night onboard a Spanish Maritime Rescue Service boat docked at the port of Algeciras, southern Spain, after being rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar. Around 800 migrants stormed border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco to get into Europe, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 26, 2018 - 7:20 am
MADRID (AP) — Around 800 migrants stormed border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco to get into Europe, police said Thursday. Spain's Civil Guard said 602 migrants made it onto Spanish soil in a massive assault on high, barbed-wire fences shortly after dawn...
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July 25, 2018 - 6:33 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's top security official says the war-ravaged country could deploy army troops to help prevent a mass influx of migrants. Security Minister Dragan Mektic said Wednesday that Bosnia won't allow itself to become a "hot-spot" where migrants would pile up,...
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