European mass migration crisis

May 19, 2019 - 7:50 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. The two men, Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech, were also charged Sunday with the April 6 attempted murder of two other...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 file photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Al Khums, Libya. A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation against two member of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms deriving from a tense high-seas standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Proactiva welcomed the decision to drop the investigation into criminal association and aiding illegal migration Wednesday, calling it ‘’an additional step toward the truth.’’ The group stated that it has always operated according to international roles. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, File)
May 19, 2019 - 7:00 am
ROME (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have told Italy that a proposed decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants at sea violates international law. In a letter to Italy's government, the investigators said the decree appears to be "yet another political...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Serbia. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 7:27 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Serbia. Two German newspapers are reporting that the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support for his party from a potential Russian donor shortly before the Austrian's 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak,file)
May 18, 2019 - 3:14 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned Saturday over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen...
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People attend a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini, with leaders of other European nationalist parties, ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 18, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic results in next week's European Parliament elections in their bid to transform European politics. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has...
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May 18, 2019 - 11:36 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, but is refusing landfall to others. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Saturday that children and those with ailments were permitted...
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May 18, 2019 - 10:15 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Saturday on Twitter that an internal investigation would determine whether the...
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A group of migrant children recently arrived from Libya ride with Pope Francis on his popemobile at the start of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 5:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile Wednesday to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, in his latest gesture to show solidarity with asylum-seekers and those on society's margins. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and...
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Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter hangs on the net before the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
May 14, 2019 - 9:35 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors...
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Rescued migrants desembark from the Mare Jonio rescue ship of the Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans as it docked at the port of the Italian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Friday, May 10, 2019. According to Mediterranea Saving Humans, some 30 migrants, including two pregnant women and a small child, were rescued a day earlier off the Libyan coast. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on European migration issues (all times local): 6 p.m. The European Union's border agency says the number of migrants entering the bloc without authorization continues to drop. Frontex said Tuesday that it spotted 4,900 "illegal border crossings" in April, a fall...
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