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Mosque shooter brandished white supremacist iconography

Mar. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic beliefs behind an unprecedented, live-streamed...

Al-Shabab says it killed Dubai port official in Somalia

Feb. 4, 2019 7:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Al-Shabab militants shot and killed a Maltese man Monday who worked for a Dubai government-owned port operator in Somalia, authorities said. The attack on Dubai's P&O Ports comes as the United Arab Emirates has rapidly expanded its port operations and military...

Italy leader: Migrants in latest standoff to disembark soon

Jan. 30, 2019 8:00 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that 47 migrants kept at sea for over a week as Europe squabbled over their fate will disembark "in the coming hours" after a half-dozen countries came forward to take them in. Conte said Luxembourg had joined Germany, France, Portugal, Romania and...

Italy lawmakers say ship's migrants suffering mentally

Jan. 27, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers boarded a migrant rescue ship within eyeshot of the island of Sicily on Sunday to inspect conditions for 47 men and boys nine days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship operated by German humanitarian group Sea-Watch picked up the migrants on Jan. 19 in...

47 migrants stranded off Sicily as Italy refuses entry

Jan. 25, 2019 1:32 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy pressured the Netherlands on Friday to accept 47 migrants, including eight unaccompanied minors, who have spent seven days at sea aboard a humanitarian rescue ship that has been allowed to enter Italian territorial waters due to bad weather conditions. The German aid group Sea-Watch...

EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

Jan. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday warned countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security, money laundering and tax laws. EU countries have welcomed in more than 6,000 new citizens...

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Jan. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a cargo ship....