European mass migration crisis

In this Oct. 7, 2019, photo, dance instructor Ned Pavlovic, a native of Serbia, teaches his student Rouhy Yazdani, a native of Iran who now lives in Milford, Conn., some ballroom dance moves at the Fred Astaire Dance studio in Orange, Conn. Owners of Ballroom dance studios including the Fred Astaire studio say the immigration clampdown has made it even more difficult to find qualified instructors. The small business owners, U.S. dance studio chains and immigration attorneys say there's greater backlogs for visa applications and an overall increase in evidence requests, including for redundant and unnecessary documents. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
December 02, 2019 - 8:28 am
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually...
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December 01, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy’s coast guard says its divers have retrieved more bodies from the capsizing of a migrants’ boat, which sank near a tiny Italian island. The coast guard in a statement said the recovery of five bodies on Sunday brings the confirmed death toll in the Nov. 23 capsizing to at least 18...
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November 30, 2019 - 11:49 am
ROME (AP) — Italian coast guard divers on Saturday recovered the bodies of seven people in the sea off a tiny island where a boat crowded with migrants capsized a week earlier. The recovery, at a depth of 47 meters (155 feet), near Lampedusa raised to 12 the number of bodies found from the...
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Tino Chrupalla, member of the Bundestag of the AfD, stands at the party conference of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) in Brunswick, Germany, Saturday, Nov.30, 2019. (Sina Schuldt/dpa via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 11:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party has elected a 44-year-old member of its parliamentary delegation as the party’s co-chairman. The dpa news agency reported Tino Chrupalla was elected by a party conference in Braunschweig on Saturday to succeed...
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November 27, 2019 - 11:06 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have found 25 injured migrants, including seven minors, in an overturned truck in the country’s northeast. Police said 15 Afghans, nine Pakistanis and one Iraqi were found on a local road early Wednesday and were transferred to a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England. Maurice Robinson, the truck driver charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck, pleaded guilty on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, to lesser charges. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
November 25, 2019 - 7:14 am
LONDON (AP) — A truck driver charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck pleaded guilty on Monday to lesser charges. Maurice Robinson, who is accused of being part of an international people-smuggling ring, admitted plotting with others to assist...
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This photo provided by the University of Mississippi shows University of Mississippi student Arielle Hudson. Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar. (Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of U.S. college students to be named Rhodes Scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late Saturday after two days of discussions over 236...
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An arm of a migrant is seen as a border police officer stands by a woman's body recovered at sea near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Italian news reports say the Italian coast guard has recovered seven bodies of migrants near Lampedusa and kept up its search Sunday of rough seas for as many as 13 other migrants feared missing after their boat capsized on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mauro Seminara)
November 24, 2019 - 9:36 am
ROME (AP) — The bodies of five migrant women, two of them washed ashore, were recovered Sunday, the Italian coast guard said, as search efforts continued in rough seas near the tiny island of Lampedusa for around another dozen people feared missing in the capsizing of a fishing boat. Three of the...
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November 23, 2019 - 4:30 pm
ROME (AP) — A crowded boat filled with migrants capsized in wind-whipped seas near a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday, sending them tumbling into the water, said the Italian coast guard, which pulled 149 of them to safety. There were fears at least two people or perhaps many more were missing...
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November 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted more than 430 Europe-bound migrants this week, including a pregnant woman who gave birth to a baby girl on a boat off the war-torn country’s Mediterranean coast, the guard said Saturday. Four boats carrying 284 migrants were intercepted in separate...
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