European mass migration crisis

Migrants are led to the Migrants Reception Center near Algerciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras after other, geographically closer, European Union countries refused to let it dock amid continuing strain between governments about how to respond to the wave of migrants crossing from Africa. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 09, 2018 - 8:23 am
ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in...
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August 08, 2018 - 7:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has reached an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore...
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Victims are covered with sheets after a road accident on a state road in the area of Lesina, in the southern province of Foggia, Monday, Aug. 6 2018. 12 people, immigrant farm workers returning from work, have been killed and three injured as the van they were traveling with collided with a truck. (Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 12:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday'...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:40 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A British jury has convicted a gang that was prepared to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel using flimsy boats —or even a jet ski. Plot organizers Artur Nutaj and Sabah Dulaj facilitated the...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a home for asylum-seekers in western Germany has left eight people injured. Police say a resident of the home is suspected of starting the blaze and has been arrested. The fire in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, broke out on Monday evening. Police said Tuesday that a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport during a 48hr cabin crew strike in London. The head of British Airways has urged the government to move immediately to shorten the long lines regularly faced by passengers arriving at Europe’s largest airport, Heathrow. In a letter to the Times of London on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 CEO Alex Cruz says that two-hour lines are the norm for non-European travelers. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
August 06, 2018 - 1:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — The head of British Airways is urging the British government to tackle the long delays faced by non-European passengers at Europe's busiest airport — London's Heathrow — or risk discouraging them from coming to its shores. In a letter Monday to the Times of London, CEO Alex Cruz says...
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A migrant swims frantically towards a rescue ship off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 04, 2018 - 11:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain's maritime rescue service says its craft intercepted three boats carrying 180 people Saturday and a Civil Guard vessel pulled 43 others from a fourth boat. Spain is...
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Migrants wait to be rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018, as rescuers throw life jackets at them and urge them to stay calm. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 03, 2018 - 9:58 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Spain is setting up a central operational command for migrant management amid a summer surge in arrivals from North Africa, which is placing a strain on public services. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez...
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A migrant swims frantically towards a rescue ship off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ROME (AP) — A Spanish rescue boat has saved 87 migrants in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and says it's in touch with several countries about where to bring them. Laura Lanuza, a spokeswoman for the aid group Proactiva Open Arms, says the boat rescued the migrants early Thursday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Republican from Wisconsin discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." Gates says he traced Ryan's heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 01, 2018 - 12:40 pm
In a story July 31 about the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.," The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Gates' wife. Her name is Marial Iglesias Utset, not Sharon Adams. A corrected version of the story is below: House Speaker Paul Ryan...
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