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The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

Jun. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius and two...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo...

The Latest: Aid group refuses migrants from US Navy ship

Jun. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says it is declining to take aboard 41 migrants rescued by a U.S. Navy ship because Italy has refused to assign the group's ship a port where it can dock. Sea Watch, whose rescue...

Migrant rescue ship standoff in Mediterranean divides Europe

Jun. 12, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Italy's populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship with 629 migrants, instead sending two military vessels to take on some of the migrant passengers in the waters off Sicily and escort the ship on a dayslong...