European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 filer, the Sea-Watch rescue ship waits off the coast of Malta. A migration official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. Flavio Di Giacomo of International Organization for Migration says three survivors were plucked to safety by an Italian navy helicopter Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 and they say 120 were aboard when the dinghy left Libya. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, File)
January 20, 2019 - 11:25 am
ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven't succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent,...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:20 am
ROME (AP) — A rescue official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. Flavio Di Giacomo of International Organization for Migration says three survivors were plucked to safety by an Italian navy...
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January 18, 2019 - 5:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe countries of origin, a move meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. Parliament's lower house on Friday voted 509-138, with...
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January 17, 2019 - 5:55 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe over the past two days. The service says that 17 people, including one woman, were rescued early Thursday from two inflatable rafts like those used at beaches and...
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January 16, 2019 - 6:57 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say they have saved 15 migrants who were stuck in a mountainous area in deep snow and low temperatures, including six children. Police said Wednesday the group had crossed illegally into Croatia from Bosnia and were in need of medical help because of exposure...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, Spain's far-right Vox Party President Santiago Abascal, arrives at a party rally in Murcia, Spain. Spain's new far-right Vox party is edging toward the political mainstream, dropping its more extremist positions to help form a regional government in Andalucia, according to a new political alliance announced late Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
January 10, 2019 - 5:29 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's far-right Vox party has edged toward the political mainstream, dropping its more extremist positions to help form a regional government in Andalusia as far-right parties build their influence across Europe. The anti-migrant, anti-feminist and euroskeptic party played kingmaker...
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Some of the 17 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea wait aboard the German rescue ship Sea-Eye afloat off Malta, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Two German nonprofit groups appealed to European Union countries Tuesday to take in 49 migrants who are stuck on rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea, warning of the passengers' deteriorating health. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
January 09, 2019 - 7:53 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini has slammed a deal on rescued migrants that was brokered by the European Union, saying it will encourage human traffickers. The deal, announced by Maltese Prime Minister Joseph...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled people and drugs by boat from Morocco into Spain, charging migrants up to 2,000 euros ($2,300) a trip. A police statement Wednesday said the group earned around 25,000 euros for each boat that made it across the Mediterranean...
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FILE---Picture taken Oct.5, 2017 shows Frank Magnitz, member of the AfD parliamentary group in Berlin, Germany. Magnitz was attacked and beaten up by several people in Bremen, Germany, Monday, Jan.7, 2019. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 1:17 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany party was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen in what police said Tuesday may have been a politically motivated assault. The beating of Frank Magnitz, a lawmaker in the national...
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A woman protests Italian populist's government crackdown on asylum-seekers, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Several governors have pledged to challenge the Italian populist’s government crackdown on asylum-seekers. Provisions of a law, approved first in the form of a government decree and later by Parliament in December, take effect Feb. 1. The new law tightens criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection, granting that status only to victims of labor exploitation, human trafficking, domestic violence, natural calamities and a few other limited situations, such as needing medical care. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
ROME (AP) — The ranks of prominent citizens opposed to a new Italian law cracking down on asylum-seekers swelled on Monday, with more governors announcing court challenges to the populist government's measure. The law, approved first in the form of a government decree and later by Parliament late...
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