European mass migration crisis

December 26, 2019 - 12:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing seven people on board, officials said. At least 64 migrants were rescued. The boat sank in Lake Van as it approached the town of Adilcevaz in Bitlis province, the provincial governor's office...
Read More
Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2019 - 5:52 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans gathered in St. Peter’...
Read More
In this picture taken Thursday Dec. 12, 2019, Indian migrants Nishademi, 22, and Suhil, 23, walk with Saif, 33, Fatma, 24, and their son Omar, 1, Syrian refugees form Aleppo walk towards the border with Croatia as they attempt to enter the EU in the mountains surrounding the town of Bihac, northwestern Bosnia. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
December 23, 2019 - 3:34 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's notorious Vucjak camp may have closed down after an international outcry, but the plight of migrants stranded in the country while trying to reach Western Europe is far from over. The tent camp near the northwestern town of Bihac stood on a former landfill...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 file photo a Syrian boy plays with a toy car at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international human rights organization says on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, hundreds of unaccompanied children in a migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos are living in "inhuman and degrading" conditions that threaten their mental and physical wellbeing. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
December 18, 2019 - 8:18 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, putting their mental and physical well-being at risk, an international human rights organization said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch researchers...
Read More
December 17, 2019 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British authorities said more than 60 migrants were picked up from small boats Tuesday as they tried to enter the country after crossing the English Channel. Five small boats were intercepted over a seven-hour period Tuesday morning, with some of the migrants saying they were Iranian...
Read More
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 file photo, refugees and migrants are rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya. The United Nations is urging governments, businesses and others to “reboot" the world's response to refugees as the number of people fleeing their homes rises along with hostility to migrants. The U.N. and Switzerland are hosting the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, file)
December 17, 2019 - 6:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations urged governments, businesses and others on Tuesday to “reboot" the world's response to refugees as the number of people fleeing their homes rises along with hostility to migrants. The first Global Refugee Forum, being hosted in Geneva by the U.N. and Switzerland on...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 11:47 am
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
Read More
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 16, 2019 - 11:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with German business and union officials Monday to work out strategies to attract skilled workers from outside the European Union as the country tries to tackle a shortfall of qualified professionals. In her video podcast over the weekend, Merkel...
Read More
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg listens to speeches before addressing the U.N. climate conference n Madrid, Spain. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online and inaccurately described, in some social media posts, as showing Thunberg firing an AR-15 rifle. The shooter in the video is another young Swede named Emmy Slinge. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR...
Read More
December 06, 2019 - 5:19 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The death toll from a migrant boat capsizing off Mauritania has risen to 63 after the coast guard found five more bodies. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among young Africans trying to reach Europe. Search and rescue operations continue off the coast...
Read More