European mass migration crisis

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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Denmark's outgoing Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen talks to the media after leaving Amalienborg Castle, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday June 6, 2019. Denmark's outgoing, center-right prime minister has resigned, leaving the center-left Social Democratic leader to try to form a one-party minority government after general elections that ended with a gain for the left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's center-right prime minister resigned Thursday after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's resignation leaves the center-left...
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Opposition leader Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats appears following preliminary results at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, June 5, 2019. 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. (Liselotte Sabroe/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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Opposition leader Mette Frederiksen from The Danish Social Democrats leaves after casting her vote during the Danish Parliamentary Election 2019, in Copenhagen, Wednesday 5 June 2019. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 6:43 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The latest on Denmark's general election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats says voters have decided a new direction and a new government in the country's general elections. A nearly complete preliminary count from Wednesday' voting...
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FILE - In this Friday Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Danish Social Democrats chairman Mette Frederiksen gestures, during her opening speech at the Social Democratic Party's Congress 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. A member of Denmark’s parliament, since 2001, she comes from a working-class background and has insisted on forming a one-party government if her party can garner a majority in upcoming general election Wednesday June 5, 2019. (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP, File)
June 04, 2019 - 4:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A look at the main candidates in Wednesday's elections for Denmark's 179-seat parliament. ___ LARS LOEKKE RASMUSSEN Loekke Rasmussen has been in power since 2015. He presently heads a minority center-right government with his Liberal Party, the center-right Liberal...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen delivers the opening speech, at the Danish Parliament, in Copenhagen. Denmark is holding a general election Wednesday June 5, 2019, with the center-left Danish Social Democrats widely expected to make a comeback after four years in opposition to Rasmussen's three-party government coalition. (Liselotte Sabroe/ Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 4:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is holding a general election Wednesday 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. While far-right...
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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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