Latest European mass migration crisis News

Study: Half Europe’s unauthorized migrants in Germany, UK

Nov. 13, 2019 10:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and the United Kingdom, according to a study published Wednesday. The Pew Research Center said the number grew from 2014, when about 3-3.7...

Auditors urge EU to quickly fix migrant policy shortfalls

Nov. 13, 2019 9:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Auditors on Wednesday urged the European Union to improve its approach to easing migrant pressure on Greece and Italy as people languish in camps on the Greek Islands and to draw lessons from its shortcomings before a new crisis hits. Well over 1 million people arrived in Europe in 2015,...

Bosnian border police sound alarm over migration pressure

Nov. 12, 2019 2:28 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The chief of Bosnia's border police warned Tuesday that his guards cannot contain the migratory pressure along the country's eastern border with Serbia and that the situation could easily escalate and put in danger the overall stability of the politically fragile nation....

Greek government drops plan to criminalize blasphemy

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials Tuesday scrapped plans to criminalize blasphemy as a law-and-order debate intensified between the country's new conservative government and the left-wing opposition. Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras said the proposal has been removed from draft legislation that's being...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO ARE ABOUT TO BECOME HOUSEHOLD NAMES Diplomats and career government officials, little known outside professional circles, will be testifying in live public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry this...

Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

Nov. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy sex abuse and work harder to combat gun violence. They also were urged by Pope Francis' envoy to be...

Spain's reinvigorated far right makes its presence felt

Nov. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...

Socialists win Spain's election, but far right surges

Nov. 10, 2019 11:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's Socialists won Spain's national election on Sunday but large gains by the upstart far-right Vox party appear certain to widen the political deadlock in the European Union's fifth-largest economy. After a fourth national ballot in as many years and the...

Son of Turkish immigrants wins German mayoral race

Nov. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German Green party lawmaker with Turkish roots has won a runoff election to become the mayor of Hannover. Belit Onay received 52.9% of the vote in Sunday's election compared with 47.1% for center-right candidate Eckhard Scholz. German news agency dpa reported that it is the first time a...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Hifter allies

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it is "highly probable" that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Hifter, who launched an offensive in April seeking to capture the capital, Tripoli. The panel of experts...