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EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 23, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters started heading to the polls Thursday to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations will be voting over the next four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a...

2 Malta soldiers charged with race crimes in migrant death

May. 19, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. The two men, Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech, were also charged Sunday with the April 6 attempted murder of two other men from...

2 Maltese soldiers arrested in drive-by slaying of migrant

May. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Saturday on Twitter that an internal investigation would determine whether the men acted...

The Latest: EU agency reports drop in migrant arrivals

May. 14, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on European migration issues (all times local): 6 p.m. The European Union's border agency says the number of migrants entering the bloc without authorization continues to drop. Frontex said Tuesday that it spotted 4,900 "illegal border crossings" in April, a fall of 19%...

Malta court fines German NGO Lifeline captain

May. 14, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese court has fined the captain of the German humanitarian ship that rescued more than 200 migrants because it entered the Mediterranean island nation's waters last year with a ship that was not properly registered. Though the court opted Tuesday against jailing the captain,...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 10, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — About 400 million Europeans from 28 countries will head to the polls May 23-26 to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the European Union's only democratically...

Poland, others mark 15 years in EU amid far-right protests

May. 1, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and other nations marked the 15th anniversary of their membership in the European Union with a leaders' summit in Warsaw, while far-right critics celebrated the occasion with protests Wednesday against the 28-nation bloc. Besides Poland, other countries that joined the EU on...

Malta: 4 EU nations will take in 64 migrants from aid ship

Apr. 13, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were...

Malta announces 4 EU countries will take 64 migrants on German rescue ship after 11 days at sea

Apr. 13, 2019 3:28 AM EDT
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta announces 4 EU countries will take 64 migrants on German rescue ship after 11 days at sea.

Germany, France offer to take over 40 migrants from NGO ship

Apr. 12, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Germany and France said Friday they are prepared to take in more than half of the rescued migrants on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean that has been stranded at sea for nine days. In a tweet, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said France, along with Germany and some other...