European mass migration crisis

A group of people, thought to be migrants, are ferried ashore by Border Force officers, from HMC Seeker, on a Border Force rib at Dover marina in Kent, England after a small boat incident in the English Channel, Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K. — a plan that has been derided as inhumane and a “logistical nightmare” by critics. The Financial Times...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2020 file photo, a migrant is buried in a cemetery, in Sfax, eastern Tunisia. The number of Tunisians migrating clandestinely to Italy has risen to levels not seen since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. That's causing tensions in Italy's south, where more than 2,200 migrants are quarantining on ferries anchored offshore. (AP Photo/Houssem Zouari, File)
September 30, 2020 - 2:13 am
RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — Once it was just the jobless young men who set off from Tunisia’s rocky northern beaches for Sicily, usually defying their parents in hopes of a better future. Now Tunisian families, even those with work or seemingly good prospects, are following that path across 130...
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September 29, 2020 - 3:31 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities pushed back 200 migrants and refugees arriving from Lebanon aboard boats earlier this month, ignoring their claims for asylum while in some instances using violence and coercive tactics, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch accused...
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September 28, 2020 - 10:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. The party confirmed Monday that Christian Lueth, who was already suspended from his post as parliamentary spokesman in April...
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September 26, 2020 - 10:42 am
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law enforcement handlers in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of U.S. sanctions, The Associated Press has learned...
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A migrant washes himself in a river near the Croatian border near Kladusa, Bosnia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. A top U.N. official in Bosnia says local authorities expose migrants and refugees stuck in the country to needless suffering despite having access to funds to provide them with proper housing and assistance. (AP Photo/Edvin Zulic)
September 24, 2020 - 11:22 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — With harsh weather fast approaching, the number of migrants and refugees who are sleeping rough in Bosnia keeps rising because of the persistent refusal by authorities at different levels of government in the country to coordinate their work and embrace “rational...
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Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting.;
September 23, 2020 - 12:20 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for sailboats under 15...
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September 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday. The Home Office said at least 393 people made the crossing aboard 26 boats on Tuesday. The Press...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a statement at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq/Pool Photo via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 11:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced a major overhaul of its asylum system Wednesday in hopes that more countries will finally share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives. The move comes after years of chaos and dispute among the bloc's 27...
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Some of the 353 migrants rescued by Sea-Watch 4 look at an Italian Coast Guard boat as they wait to board the quarantine Ferry Gnv Allegra, in front of the port of Palermo, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Chris Grodotzki/Sea-Watch.org via AP)
September 20, 2020 - 10:39 am
MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspection. Philipp Hahn, head of the Sea-Watch 4 mission, called the justification “flimsy’’ and a ”...
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