European mass migration crisis

FILE - This Sunday, June 24, 2018, file photo provided by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. The United Nations refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 3:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — People smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday...
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FILE - This Sunday, June 24, 2018, file photo provided by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. The United Nations refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 2:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. That's one...
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September 02, 2018 - 11:09 am
YAD BINYAMIN, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed the U.S. decision to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, accusing it of perpetuating a crisis that lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The agency's commissioner rejected such accusations,...
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Police cars stand across the road as police separate leftist and nationalist demonstrators in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (dpa via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 7:32 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's foreign minister told his fellow countrymen Sunday they're too lazy when it comes to battling racism and fighting for democracy. "We have to get off the couch and open the mouth," Heiko Maas said in an interview with weekly Bild am Sonntag. "Our generation was...
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A protestor holds a poster with a photo of Angela Merkel referring reading she is guilty of incitement in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 01, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — The Latest on anti-migrant protests in Germany after the fatal stabbing of a German citizen (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Police in eastern Germany say they have asked the organizers of an anti-migrant march to end their protest for the day due to safety concerns and the...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:17 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's far right is trying to make protests this weekend a watershed moment in which different nationalist groups — from lawmakers in national parliament to Hitler-saluting skinheads — will come together in a national anti-migrant movement to challenge the political...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis, small white figure seen sitting on top of a Coast Guard boat, arrives in the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. In a message Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, Francis urged politicians to apply “farsighted responsibility” and generosity in dealing with migration policies including about those who “risk their lives at sea in search of a better future” and about climate change. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, pool, file)
September 01, 2018 - 7:46 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday called for concrete action to combat the "emergency" of plastics littering seas and oceans, lamenting the lack of effective regulation to protect the world's waters. Building on his papacy's concern for the environment, Francis issued a message aimed at...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018 photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
September 01, 2018 - 1:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget...
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Filippo Grandi UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Listens to a journalist question during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Grandi says a potential military offensive in the last rebel stronghold in Syria threatens to cause fresh displacement as well as discouraging refugees against returning home. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
August 31, 2018 - 7:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday and dug trenches around their bases to impede an anticipated ground offensive on their last major stronghold in the country. They also called on residents to take up arms and support front-line fighters. The looming battle for Idlib in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shakes hands with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, during a press conference at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Merkel is wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies that is likely to focus on migration. (AP Photo/Azeez Akunleyan)
August 31, 2018 - 10:12 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday wrapped up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies focusing on migration. Merkel traveled with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana, two of Africa's...
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