European mass migration crisis

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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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte leaves 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. (AP Photo/ Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2019 - 3:54 pm
ROME (AP) — Once viewed as a figurehead who took orders from his deputies, Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has raised his profile amid the country's sudden political crisis, emerging as Italy's best bet to avoid early elections and derail right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's bid to clinch...
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In this photo taken on March 17, 2017, sympathizers of the extreme right group Generation Identity speak in Lyon, central France. A court in southeastern France on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 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. (AP Photo/Elaine Ganley)
August 29, 2019 - 11:24 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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In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 photo, a crowd of people attend an election campaign rally of German Alternative for Germany, AfD, party for the Saxony state elections in Bautzen, Germany. Two elections in eastern Germany's states Brandenburg and Saxony on Sept. 1, 2019, look set to bring big gains for the far-right Alternative for Germany party and another blow to the traditional parties that form the national government. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
BAUTZEN, Germany (AP) — As the sun sets over the medieval towers of Bautzen, crowds flock to the market square. Most are old, white men. A few wave German flags as they gather for a rally with leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Supporters of the party, which hopes to make big...
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The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Mattarella continued receiving political leaders to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 28, 2019 - 5:52 pm
ROME (AP) — Two Italian political parties agreed Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government, putting aside past rivalry to forestall an election that could put right-wing nationalist Matteo Salvini in power as premier. Luigi di Maio, the leader of the populist 5-Star Movement, said he had...
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August 27, 2019 - 5:48 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned a German humanitarian ship carrying migrants rescued off Libya from entering Italian territorial waters. Decrees such as the one signed Tuesday have become routine in Salvini's bid to prevent humanitarian rescue ships from...
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August 24, 2019 - 4:47 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. Police said Saturday that a van with 13 migrants hit the rear of the truck near...
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In this photo taken Saturday and released Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, a rescue team of the Ocean Viking ship, operated by the NGOs Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, helps a person rescued from a rubber dinghy with over 80 migrants off the Libyan coast. The Ocean Viking was already carrying over 80 people rescued earlier, and is blocked at sea while it waits to be assigned a safe port. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has triggered a government crisis in Italy, signed Friday a ban on the ship's entry into Italian waters. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Sos Mediterranee via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 12:49 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...
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Rescued migrants sleep on the Ocean Viking, operated by SOS Mediterranee and MSF, as they cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, in the early hours of Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Malta agreed Friday to disembark 356 migrants who were trapped for two weeks on the Ocean Viking, capping a week of standoffs between charities and governments that have exposed in dramatic ways Europe's inability to deal with migration from Africa. (Avra Fialas/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 11:19 am
MADRID (AP) — Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa. The tension is...
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