Latest European mass migration crisis News

Italian hard-liner Salvini vows to return League to power

Sep. 15, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PONTIDA, Italy (AP) — Down but not out, Matteo Salvini pledged Sunday to tens of thousands of die-hard backers of his populist League that he will return to power stronger than before, as he seeks to rebound from a grave political miscalculation that pushed his party from government. "I'd rather concede...

Italy: Rescue boat with 82 migrants can sail to Italian isle

Sep. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Italy allowed a charity rescue ship to sail Saturday to a tiny southern island so that 82 migrants aboard could be transferred to shore, but the country's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the move as a sign the new government is easing a crackdown on...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

Sep. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those...

The Latest: Germany ready to take ¼ of rescued migrants

Sep. 14, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Germany's interior minister says his country is prepared to take in a quarter of migrants rescued off the Italian coast as the European Union tries to find a solution to repeated standoffs involving...

Hungary's Orban points to EU 'enlargement fatigue'

Sep. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that Western countries in the European Union are suffering from "enlargement fatigue" and using newer members as a scapegoat for their problems. "Those in the West are exhausted from enlargement," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state radio,...

Migrant escaping Libya torture: We will go to Europe or die

Sep. 13, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — It was Mouctar Diallo's fifth attempt to reach Europe by sea. His previous four tries had been foiled by gangs on speedboats who returned him to Libya where he was detained and beaten. This time, the 28-year-old from Guinea and 49 other sub-Saharan Africans were determined...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems claim Trump inspired El Paso killings

Sep. 13, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Donald Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. On the policy front, Bernie...

The Latest: Woman gives birth after airlift from rescue ship

Sep. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says a 23-year-old woman who was airlifted off a ship carrying migrants rescued off Libya has given birth to a baby boy. The Nigerian woman and her husband were...

EU Parliament chief questions 'European Way of Life' title

Sep. 12, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's president said Thursday that he will meet with incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen to discuss her contentious decision to nominate a commissioner responsible for "protecting our European Way of Life." The name for the proposed commission...

Greece: 8 migrants injured, 2 seriously, in crash

Sep. 12, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say eight migrants have been injured, two of them seriously, in a car crash on a highway in northern Greece. Police said Thursday that a vehicle being driven by a 28-year-old Greek man crashed into a stationary car carrying eight men from Pakistan and...