European mass migration crisis

FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German man with extreme right-wing views is the suspect police arrested over the weekend as the suspect in the killing of a regional official who supported Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance toward refugees, prosecutors said Monday. The 45-year-old suspect, identified only...
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French far-right National Rally leader and MEP Marine Le Pen, center left, and Belgium's Vlaams Belang member and MEP Gerolf Annemans, center right, take a cellphone photo of themselves after attending a media conference to announce the formation of a new far-right European Parliament group at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 13, 2019 - 9:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's far-right and populist parties sought to rebrand themselves Thursday, launching a new group dubbed Identity and Democracy in the European Parliament but with many of the same faces and most of the old policies. Claiming to be riding the crest of a popular wave from last...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Venezuelans cross illegally into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, close to Cucuta, Colombia. The U.N. refugee agency said Friday, June 7, that the number of Venezuelans who have left their country in recent years has surpassed 4 million. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 10:29 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 10:28 a.m. A member of Venezuela's opposition said that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Nicolás Maduro's refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation's political crisis. The...
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Ballots are counted after the polling stations closed in Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark, on the final day of the parliamentary elections in Denmark, Wednesday June 5, 2019. Denmark is holding a general election and unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don't seem to be on the rise here. The center-left Danish Social Democrats, in fact, may be making a comeback after four years in opposition. (Uffe Weng/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 10:43 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Social Democrats emerged as Denmark's biggest party in elections Wednesday, with preliminary results indicating gains for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists. If confirmed in final returns, the outcome pointed to the Social Democrats returning to power...
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Ballots are counted after the polling stations closed in Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark, on the final day of the parliamentary elections in Denmark, Wednesday June 5, 2019. Denmark is holding a general election and unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don't seem to be on the rise here. The center-left Danish Social Democrats, in fact, may be making a comeback after four years in opposition. (Uffe Weng/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 7:57 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Social Democrats emerged as Denmark's biggest party in elections Wednesday, with preliminary results indicating gains for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists. If confirmed in final returns, the outcome pointed to the Social Democrats returning to power...
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In this April 11 2019 file photo, Lawyer Juan Branco who co-authored a legal document alleging crimes against humanity by the European Union as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Paris, France. Human rights lawyers are accusing the European Union of committing crimes against humanity in its treatment of migrants who hope to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 03, 2019 - 12:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European migration policy that is responsible for crimes against humanity, according to a legal document asking the International Criminal Court to take the case...
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June 01, 2019 - 4:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Border Force intercepted 74 people Saturday, including minors, on eight vessels trying to cross the English Channel into Britain. Two further boats were stopped by French authorities. The interceptions on an exceptionally sunny warm day will heighten concerns that improving...
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President of the far right Vlaams Belang party Tom Van Grieken arrives at the Royal Palace in Brussels to meet Belgium's King Philippe, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. This is the first time the party has been granted such an audience and is a landmark after the party made huge gains in Belgium's northern Flanders region in Sunday's elections. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 29, 2019 - 6:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a historic moment for the far-right in Belgium, King Philippe received the leader of the anti-immigrant Vlaams Belang party at the royal palace on Wednesday, the first time the party has been granted such an audience. The meeting with Vlaams Belang president Tom Van Grieken...
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A presenter shows ongoing projections of results on a large screen in the press room at the European Parliament in Brussels, Sunday, May 26, 2019. From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls Sunday in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements that are on the rise across much of the continent. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
May 26, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades drew to a close Sunday with the anti-immigrant far right and the pro-environment Greens both projected to gain ground at the expense of the continent's longtime political center. Turnout was estimated at a two-decade high...
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List of candidates are placed in a polling station ahead of Sunday's European Elections, in Rozzano, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries head to the polls from Thursday to Sunday to choose their representatives at the European Parliament for the next five years. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 25, 2019 - 1:22 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes...
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