Latest European mass migration crisis News

Poland seeks to extend state of emergency on Belarus border

Sep. 27, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will seek an extension of the state of emergency in force along its border with Belarus as authorities in Warsaw accused Belarus of provocative actions and alleged that some migrants detained on the border have ties to terrorist groups. ...

Syria says doors open to refugees, despite contrary claims

Sep. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat on Monday said its doors are open for the safe return of refugees, accusing Western countries of taking advantage of the suffering of Syrians while pretending to care for their well-being. Speaking in New York to the United Nations...

UK looks abroad to ease trucker shortage amid run on gas

Sep. 25, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn, Britain said Saturday it will issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. Prime Minister Boris...

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

Sep. 25, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo was confronted on Sept. 1 by a Turkish woman who asked her what she was doing in...

Iraqi migrant dies near Belarus border, death toll up to 5

Sep. 24, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Iraqi migrant died near Poland’s border with Belarus and another was hospitalized with COVID-19, Polish border guards said Friday. The death raises to five the number of fatalities among migrants who are trying to cross into European Union...

August proves deadliest month for migrants braving Atlantic

Sep. 24, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Migrant deaths along the Atlantic route from West Africa to Spain's Canary Islands reached a record high last month with 379 lives lost, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Those deaths account for nearly half the total...

Tanker rescues around 150 migrants off Greece's south

Sep. 24, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country's southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the...

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

Sep. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the country at odds with its European partners, who see...

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7

Sep. 23, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have broken a gang that smuggled more than 100 migrants from Bosnia into Croatia and on toward Western Europe, and charged nine suspected members, officials said Thursday. The suspects are eight Croatian nationals and a Serb,...

Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in US

Sep. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump's administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States. ...