Latest European mass migration crisis News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs

Aug. 26, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries. He describes a blue-sky world in which rapidly escalating tariffs have no impact on American consumers even as a raft of businesses and economists say...

Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia

Aug. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that come as the Balkans refugee route that peaked a few years ago again sees an increased number of illegal border...

The Latest: 30 migrants found in truck in North Macedonia

Aug. 25, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say a patrol has discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck parked on a local road in the southeast of the country. Police announced Sunday they spotted an abandoned truck Saturday afternoon...

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. Police said Saturday that a van with 13 migrants hit the rear of the truck near the town...

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom

Aug. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa. The tension is likely...

Malta says it will offload 356 migrants on a humanitarian ship after 6 European countries agreed to take them

Aug. 23, 2019 6:36 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Malta says it will offload 356 migrants on a humanitarian ship after 6 European countries agreed to take them.

Weekslong migrant standoffs in Med becoming 'new normal'

Aug. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A rescue ship carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is nearing two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload its traumatized passengers — a situation one charity worker decried as "the new normal" as Europe fails to devise a...

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

Aug. 22, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6;55 p.m. Portugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission. The Portuguese government said in a statement Thursday that France, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg are...

Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

Aug. 22, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. He took it out and kissed it again midway through the address, just as Conte began admonishing him for exploiting his Catholic faith for political ends. The interior...