Latest European mass migration crisis News

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

Jun. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday.  The motive of the 45-year-old German man...

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

Jun. 17, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday. The U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division said in a new report that...

Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official

Jun. 17, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man with extreme right-wing views is the suspect police arrested over the weekend in the killing of a regional official who supported Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance toward refugees, prosecutors said Monday. The 45-year-old suspect, identified only as Stephan E. in line...

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Jun. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey's coast guard said. The coast guard said 31 other migrants were rescued after the boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Bodrum. The region is close to the...

The Latest: Spain saves 292 migrants crossing Mediterranean

Jun. 17, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 292 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The agency says those rescued from five boats Monday included 17 women and three...

North Macedonia police detain 50 migrants within days

Jun. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece. A police statement said officers chasing a jeep Saturday on the main north-south highway in central North Macedonia found 10 people from Pakistan inside when...

Candidate loses German election after film makers weigh in

Jun. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention. The dpa news agency reported that Octavian Ursu, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

Libyan navy says it intercepted 91 Europe-bound migrants

Jun. 16, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted a rubber vessel carrying 91 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Sunday that three women and two children were among the African migrants intercepted a day earlier off...

Southern EU leaders seek united policy front at meeting

Jun. 14, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of southern European nations gathered in Malta on Friday to build a united front on key economic and political issues before next week's European Council meeting. Key European Union jobs, migration issues and climate change were at the top of the agenda in Valletta, where the...

UN: Bosnia moves migrants to area infested with land mines

Jun. 14, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.N. office in Bosnia said Friday that authorities in the country have transferred 282 migrants who were squatting illegally in the northwestern town of Bihac to a tent camp near an area infested with land mines left over from a 1990s war. U.N. officials said in...