European mass migration crisis

Chairman of right-wing party Alternative for Germany, AfD, Joerg Meuthen, second from right, top candidate Joerg Urban, center, top candidate for the Saxony state elections and board member Beatrix von Storch, left, react after first election results announced in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The citizens of the German states Saxony and Brandenburg elected their new parliament. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their position as the top vote-getters and providing some relief for the national government. Voters in Saxony, a...
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Reporters work near a subway station after an assailant stabbed one person to death and injured nine others, Saturday Aug.31, 2019 just outside a subway station in Villeurbanne, outside Lyon, central France. The reason for the attack is unclear. (AP Photo/Nicolas Vaux-Montagny)
September 01, 2019 - 4:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — An Afghan man was in a "psychotic state" and on drugs during a stabbing in France that killed one person and injured eight others, but investigators haven't found any terrorist ties, a regional prosecutor said Sunday. A psychiatric evaluation of the man in custody for Saturday's attack...
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Pope Francis arrives to recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Pope Francis says he was stuck for 25 minutes in a Vatican elevator and had to be rescued by firefighters. Francis apologized to faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday for showing up seven minutes late for his traditional noon appointment with the public. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 01, 2019 - 8:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving the Catholic church 13 new cardinals, including two churchmen who have worked to help migrants and several others who toil in poor countries or nations where Christians are a minority. Francis made the surprise announcement Sunday from his studio window...
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This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a civil defense worker inspecting destroyed buildings after airstrikes hit the town of Jarjnas, in Idlib province, Syria. Syrian opposition activists said government warplanes have struck towns and villages in the northwestern province of Idlib including one near a Turkish observation post. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 1:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces will soon begin a unilateral cease-fire in northwestern Idlib province, Russia's military said Friday, as hundreds of protesters were met with tear gas marching toward a border crossing with Turkey demanding that Ankara either open the border for refugees or...
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Five-Star movement's leader Luigi Di Maio, addresses the media after a meeting with designated Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, in Rome, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Italy’s populist 5-Star chief isn’t budging in his demands in dealings for a new government aimed at keeping right-wing Matteo Salvini from power. Luigi Di Maio’s comments, after talks with Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte on Friday, made plain how iffy efforts are forge a government with the rival Democratic Party. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 12:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Just how dicey prospects are for two rival parties to team up in a new Italian government to shut Matteo Salvini and his hard-nationalist forces out of power became painfully clear Friday when the leader of the 5-Star Movement refused to budge in his populist party's policy demands...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, speak during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 30, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is convening a meeting of his top security officials for Saturday to discuss a spike in migrant arrivals to the country's eastern Aegean islands from the nearby Turkish coast. The session of the government council on foreign affairs and...
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Newly arrived migrants walk into a temporary handling facility in Malaga, southern Spain, early Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 208 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea in 24 hours. The agency said Thursday the migrants were in three boats and were picked up in the so-called Alboran Sea, an area east of the Strait of Gibraltar and one of the most common routes for crossing to Europe from North Africa. (AP Photo/Sergio Rodrigo)
August 30, 2019 - 6:18 am
MADRID (AP) — At least 155 migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa successfully entered the Spanish enclave of Ceuta after climbing over fences or walking across a border post separating the territory from Morocco, authorities said Friday. Seven of the migrants clung to the top of a 6-meter-tall (19.5...
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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech after a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Italy's president has given the recently resigned premier, Giuseppe Conte, a fresh mandate to see if he can cobble together a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats. (Alessandro Di Met/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 4:19 pm
ROME (AP) — Days after stepping down, Italy's ex-premier accepted the role of premier-designate on Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes aimed at blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the right-wing leader whose anti-migrant crackdowns and euroskeptic...
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August 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
PARIS (AP) — A court in southeastern France on Thursday sentenced the president of the far-right anti-migrant group Generation Identity, its spokesman and a third person to six months in prison for a spectacle-like expedition in the Alps to stop migrants. Generation Identity president Clement...
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Newly arrived migrants gather inside a temporary handling facility in Malaga, southern Spain, early Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 208 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea in 24 hours. The agency said Thursday the migrants were in three boats and were picked up in the so-called Alboran Sea, an area east of the Strait of Gibraltar and one of the most common routes for crossing to Europe from North Africa. (AP Photo/Sergio Rodrigo)
August 29, 2019 - 10:31 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Thursday it had rescued 208 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea in 24 hours, as a senior Spanish official renewed a plea for European Union countries to set aside their differences on the divisive migration issue. Carmen Calvo, the government's...
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