European mass migration crisis

May 12, 2020 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court said Tuesday it has thrown out a rejected Iraqi asylum-seeker’s appeal against his conviction for raping and murdering a 14-year-old local girl. Ali Bashar was convicted by the Wiesbaden state court in July following a four-month trial in a case that fueled...
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FILE -- In this photo taken on Monday, April 27, 2020, a woman wearing a sanitary mask to protect against COVID-19 holds her daughter as she walks past a building in Castel Volturno, near Naples, Southern Italy. They are known as “the invisibles,” the undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes and seasonal farm hands. Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity, issuing an appeal as Italy weighs whether to legalize undocumented agricultural workers amid a shortage of seasonal farm labor due to the coronavirus emergency. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 06, 2020 - 8:26 am
ROME (AP) — Migrant farm workers must be treated with dignity, Pope Francis said Wednesday, issuing his appeal as Italy weighs whether to legalize the workers amid a shortage of seasonal farmhands due to the coronavirus crisis. Farm lobby groups and some Italian lawmakers and ministers have warned...
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May 05, 2020 - 5:36 am
ROME (AP) — The Vatican says internal migrants should have the same legal protections as refugees and says their children should have the right to birth certificates, education and being reunited with their parents if separated. The Vatican on Tuesday published a booklet of pastoral guidelines to...
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In this photo taken on Monday, April 27, 2020, a man sits outside a house where 46 men, from Nigeria and Ghana live in Castel Volturno, near Naples, Monday, Southern Italy. The house has no running water, the dilapidated electrical system doesn't reach many rooms that are in the dark. They are known as “the invisibles,” the undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes and seasonal farm hands. Locked down for two months in their overcrowded apartments, their hand-to-mouth existence has grown even more precarious with no work, no food and no hope. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 02, 2020 - 2:37 am
CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (AP) — They are known as “the invisibles": Undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes, freelance hairdressers and seasonal farm hands. Locked down for two months in...
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In this picture taken, April 26, 2020, a family album photograph showing Hannelore Fischer Cruz singing is placed on her piano at the house where she used to live in Braga, northern Portugal. Born amid the ruins of wartime Vienna, Hannelore Fischer was sent as a small child to Portugal where her flamboyant manner and outstanding soprano voice would later help her build a life far from her place of birth. She died of COVID-19 on March 25, 2020, after four days on a ventilator at Braga's hospital. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
May 01, 2020 - 12:01 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After Adolf Hitler annexed his native Austria and Allied bombs laid waste to Vienna, Hannelore Cruz traveled to Portugal without her parents as a refugee from hunger, cold and postwar deprivation. She arrived with a group of other children when she was 5 years old. A...
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April 29, 2020 - 12:38 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Wednesday they have thwarted an attempt by Turkish coast guard vessels to escort a boat carrying migrants into Greek waters off the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos. A coast guard statement said the migrant boat was spotted in Turkish waters early...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, residents arrive to collect soap, vegetables, fruits and other staples distributed by volunteers from community organizations of ACLEFEU in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris. Open-air markets are closed, supermarket prices are skyrocketing and people are out of jobs. Putting food on the table is yet another challenge for the disenfranchised residents of France’s housing projects, where the fallout of the national lockdown over the coronavirus is raising concerns about social unrest. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 26, 2020 - 3:19 am
CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France (AP) — Joining more than 1,000 others, Djemba Diatite stood for hours in line to feed her growing family, grateful for handouts of fruits, vegetables and soap. It was her first time accepting charity, but she had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic has turned her small...
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A couple wearing protective masks to protect against coronavirus walk past a mural reading 'Stay home', in the Shoreditch area, as the lockdown continues due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
April 25, 2020 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In Spain, children will be allowed to go outside again. In the U.S. state of Georgia, a handful of businesses opened their doors, performing manicures and haircuts in masks. Auto workers are in factories, but producing ventilators, not cars. The world is taking steps to reopen. But...
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Volunteers for the Edible London food project remove the plastic packaging and check the quality of donated bananas to be put in food packs and delivered to residents who need it in the Haringey Council area, at a hub setup as a result of coronavirus inside the Alexandra Palace venue, in north London, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 21, 2020 - 11:08 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Countries and U.S. states are moving to reopen...
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In this Sunday, April 19, 2020 photo Syrian Wassim Mukdad poses for a photograph at the Berlin offices of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Germany. Together with more than a dozen other witnesses, Mukdad will testify before a German court in the trial of Anwar R., a former member of Syria’s secret police suspected of overseeing the abuse of detainees at a notorious jail near Damascus known as Al Khatib, or Branch 251. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
April 21, 2020 - 1:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Six years ago Wassim Mukdad fled Syria, demoralized and fearing for his life as the country spiraled ever deeper into all-out war. This week, the 34-year-old will come face-to-face with the man accused of running a government detention center where Mukdad and thousands of others were...
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