Latest European mass migration crisis News

Knife attacker kills 1, wounds 5 at German asylum shelter

Jun. 27, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A knife-wielding attacker stabbed several people in a shelter for asylum-seekers in southern Germany, killing one man and wounding at least five people, German news agency dpa reported Monday. The attacker, reportedly a resident of the shelter, is said to have knocked...

North Macedonia: Police find 24 migrants, arrest 2 locals

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they discovered 24 migrants hiding in a van on a major highway in the country’s south Sunday and arrested two men as suspected people smugglers. The two Macedonian nationals, 50 and 47 years old, were identified only...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...

Deaths rise to 23 from mass attempt to enter Spanish enclave

Jun. 25, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The number of people who were killed after they tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa rose to 23 Saturday as human rights organizations in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to investigate the circumstances surrounding the...

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Jun. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. Flugt — Refugee Museum of Denmark was...

Morocco: 18 migrants dead in stampede to enter Melilla

Jun. 24, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Eighteen Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores of migrants and police were injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “stampede” of people surging across Morocco's border fence with the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday. ...

Japanese architect Ban wins prestigious Spanish prize

Jun. 23, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of a prestigious Spanish prize Thursday for his pioneering work on designing temporary shelters for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict. The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards gave...

Royals thank Caribbean migrants for contribution to the UK

Jun. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William paid tribute Wednesday to Britain's Caribbean immigrants for their “profound contribution” to the U.K., as a national monument was unveiled in London to celebrate the migrants' work to help rebuild Britain after World War II. ...

Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth

Jun. 22, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 Eritreans ‒ 24 men and five women ‒ were spotted Wednesday during a patrol...

'A dear friend': Syrian carves model of Cologne cathedral

Jun. 21, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — When Syrian refugee Fadel Alkhudr arrived in Germany in 2015, the first thing he saw when he stepped out of the train in Cologne was the city's majestic cathedral. Alkhudr, 42, became so fascinated by the famous Gothic landmark on the Rhine river with its...