Latest European mass migration crisis News

The Latest: North Macedonia police detain 81 migrants

Sep. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 81 migrants found in a truck near the border with Serbia, after the driver ignored a police warning to stop for a check and later abandoned the vehicle. Police said the...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Sep. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. And...

Wheelchair-bound Libyan migrant assaulted in German city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Chemnitz say they're investigating an attack on a wheelchair-bound Libyan migrant as a possible far-right hate crime. Chemnitz police spokesman Andrzej Rydzik said Tuesday the 31-year-old was set upon by a group of people Saturday night, including one who...

France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

Sep. 17, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. A spokesman for the Nord region said the migrants being removed from Tuesday from the town of Grande Synthe include an unspecified number...

Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants

Sep. 17, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

RADOVICA, Slovenia (AP) — Blaz Zidar has a mission: patrol along a razor-wire fence on Slovenia's border with Croatia, catch migrants trying to climb over, hand them to police and make sure they are swiftly sent out of the country. The 47-year-old former Slovenian army soldier, dressed in camouflage...

Russia, Iran, Turkey say Syrian constitution committee ready

Sep. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran announced Monday that an agreement has been finally reached on the composition of a committee tasked with rewriting Syria's constitution as part of a political solution to the country's civil war, now in its ninth year. Turkish President Recep...

Italy arrests 3 accused of migrant torture in Libya

Sep. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian officials say three men who disembarked on the tiny island of Lampedusa over the summer have been arrested at a migrant reception center in Italy after fellow migrants recognized them as their torturers in Libya. According to a statement Monday by Italian police, the three — two...

Greece: Time for EU to step up and deal with migration issue

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's migration policy minister says the European Union's Mediterranean states are in a better position to convince other EU partners to help them cope with migrant arrivals. Giorgos Koumoutsakos says the incoming European Commission's priority to forge a new EU migration policy...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems' selective facts

Sep. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for...

Italian hard-liner Salvini vows to return League to power

Sep. 15, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PONTIDA, Italy (AP) — Down but not out, Matteo Salvini pledged Sunday to tens of thousands of die-hard backers of his populist League that he will return to power stronger than before, as he seeks to rebound from a grave political miscalculation that pushed his party from government. "I'd rather concede...