European mass migration crisis

A patrol boat uses a light to spot a dinghy with refugees and migrants between Turkey and Skala Sykaminias village, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. More than 2,300 migrants reached Lesbos last week, the highest rate of arrival this year. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
September 27, 2019 - 11:52 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank in the eastern Aegean Sea, killing seven people on Friday, Greek authorities said. The boat, which had been traveling from Turkey, capsized near the small Greek island of Inousses and 12 others were rescued, the coast guard said. Two bodies were...
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September 26, 2019 - 9:02 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The first evacuation flight of African refugees and asylum-seekers was set to arrive in Rwanda on Thursday in the latest effort to divert and care for thousands from the continent who failed in their efforts to reach Europe. The East African nation's agreement to take in 500...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Lebanese children look from the rooftop of their home at a Syrian camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal. When dozens of heads of state convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat as tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. In its ninth year, many Syrians fear their country’s unresolved war has become a footnote in a long list of world crises. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
September 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — As dozens of heads of state convene for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat while tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. Now in its ninth year, many Syrians fear the unresolved war...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 24, 2019 - 2:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and rejected "globalism" and liberal immigration policies while exhorting the world to act against Iran's "bloodlust." His speech before world leaders had to compete with news from Washington of a growing...
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Migrants look at the Italian shoreline from aboard the Ocean Viking as it approaches the Sicilian port of Messina, southern Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Ocean Viking has docked in Sicily, Italy, to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 24, 2019 - 3:44 am
ON BOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A humanitarian ship has docked in Italy to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. The Ocean Viking arrived in the Sicilian port of Messina with Italy's permission on Tuesday morning. On land, police and the Red...
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Migrants are silhouetted during the sunrise on the deck of the Ocean Viking as it sails in the Mediterranean Sea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The humanitarian ship operated by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders is still waiting to be assigned a place of safety to disembark 182 people rescued after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 22, 2019 - 11:53 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A nonprofit-run ship carrying 182 migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea sailed back and forth between Italy and Malta while awaiting permission to dock at a European port, with its passengers growing increasingly worried about where they would wind up. Over three...
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Migrants on an overcrowded wooden boat wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The Ocean Viking, jointly operated by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, rescued 36 people from the small wooden boat after being requested to do so by Maltese authorities. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 20, 2019 - 8:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man from a gunshot wound after a group of migrants fled from guards taking them to a detention center in Libya is raising fresh, troubling questions about the plight of people caught in the conflict-torn country and the role of the European Union-trained...
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Women and children sit on a rescue boat some 53 nautical miles (98 kilometers) from the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking pulled 48 people from a small and overcrowded wooden boat including a newborn and a pregnant woman.(AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 17, 2019 - 11:17 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5 p.m. The Ocean Viking has picked up 61 people from a plastic boat off the coast of Libya, in the aid ship's second migrant rescue of the day. The ship now has a total of 109 migrants on board, including 22 children. All...
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One-year-old child Mascuud, from Somalia, smiles as he hugs his mother aboard the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship, in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2019. Eighty-two rescued migrants remain on board the humanitarian rescue ship waiting for a European country to give them permission to disembark. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 14, 2019 - 9:27 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard received permission Saturday to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels. Ocean Viking'...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi attends a news conference after the decision of the Court of Justice of Luxembourg about the EU migrant quotas at the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday on state radio that he expects former Hungarian justice minister Laszlo Trocsanyi, nominated as EU commissioner for neighborhood and expansion issues, to encounter “heated moments” during upcoming hearings before the EU parliament’s vote on the new EU Commission. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that Western countries in the European Union are suffering from "enlargement fatigue" and using newer members as a scapegoat for their problems. "Those in the West are exhausted from enlargement," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on...
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