Latest European mass migration crisis News

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

A group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Force officers following a number of small boat incidents in the Channel, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Dover, England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Migrants cross English Channel to UK for 10th day in a row

Aug. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Migrants crossing the English Channel arrived in the southern English port of Dover for the 10th day in a row Thursday, as British officials hardened their rhetoric against asylum-seekers. The migrants, including children, were brought aboard a Border Force patrol boat into Dover harbor,...

Dr. Idriss Abdallah of the health activism group called Banlieues Sante, left, nurse Caroline Andoum, center, talk inside a tent in Bondy, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines – differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. (AP Photo/Arno Pedram)

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

Aug. 13, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. Two recent studies have documented these gaps, but government officials haven’t...

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US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing

Aug. 12, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday. In the region west of the Euphrates River where the Syrian regime is in control “conditions...

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

Aug. 12, 2020 7:36 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrants. Police said their patrol stopped a truck and...

FILE - In this file dated Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, British Home Secretary lawmaker Priti Patel, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Relations between British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in a spat about the treatment of migrants. The Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet Monday at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has vowed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from France to England in small boats. Hundreds have made the dangerous crossing in the past weeks of calm summer weather. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants

Aug. 12, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants. The feud began Tuesday when the Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who...

FILE - In this Jan.18, 2019 file photo, French gendarme patrols the beach in Ambleteuse near Calais, northern France. Britain's immigration minister said after a meeting Tuesday with French officials that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel from France to Britain in small boats. (AP Photo Michel Spingler, File)

UK seeks French muscle to stop migrants crossing Channel

Aug. 11, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said after meeting with French officials Tuesday that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel from France to Britain in small boats. Chris Philp said...

A Border Force vessel assist a group of people thought to be migrants on board from their inflatable dinghy in the Channel, Monday Aug. 10, 2020. A Royal Air Force surveillance plane is flying over the English Channel as the British government tries to curb the number of people crossing from France in small boats. Britain’s Conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Channel during recent warm summer weather. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings

Aug. 10, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Royal Air Force surveillance plane flew over the English Channel on Monday as the British government sought to stop a growing number of people making the hazardous crossing from France in small boats. Britain’s Conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of...

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Review: American culture seen new in 'After the Last Border'

Aug. 10, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

“After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," by Jessica Goudeau, (Viking) In this book we take a journey into American culture through the eyes of Mu Naw from Myanmar, and Hasna from Syria. Mu Naw arrived in 2007; Hasna in 2016, both as refugees and both unwittingly arriving...

FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo, police perform checks on commercial and passenger traffic on the Dutch-Belgian border, during a partial lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Meer, Belgium. As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a

Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

Aug. 10, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people — a foundation that the world’s biggest trading...