Latest European mass migration crisis News

Impeachment hearing takeaways: A ‘domestic political errand’

Nov. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation...

The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

French courts face touchy test: Is helping migrants a crime?

Nov. 21, 2019 8:22 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A French court is to rule Thursday on whether to convict a mountain guide of helping migrants enter the country illegally — the latest case that is testing France’s “principle of fraternity” allowing humanitarian aid for irregular migrants. The cases have...

Germany: Man posing with replica rifle triggers police raid

Nov. 21, 2019 4:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say they deployed a tactical response unit to a refugee shelter after spotting a man with an automatic rifle — only to find it was a replica. Police spokeswoman Patricia Braemer said Thursday that an off-duty officer walking past the building saw the man through a window...

Cyprus rescues 120 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Nov. 21, 2019 3:20 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say 120 Syrian migrants have been housed at a reception center after arriving from Turkey aboard a boat. Police said Thursday that the 97 men, 20 children — including 14 unaccompanied minors — and three women told authorities they each paid people...

Greece announces major overhaul of migrant camp system

Nov. 20, 2019 10:15 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its migration management system, replacing overcrowded refugee camps on the islands with smaller detention facilities and moving some 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis...

The Latest: Ship rescues 30 more migrants off Libya

Nov. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The humanitarian ship Ocean Viking has rescued another 30 people from a boat in distress off the Libyan coast, bringing the total number of migrants aboard the rescue vessel to 125. Doctors Without Borders said on...

UN expert corrects claim on kids in US migration detention

Nov. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An outside expert working with the U.N. human rights office has corrected a figure he cited claiming that over 100,000 children are being held in migrant detention in the United States. On Monday, Manfred Nowak, who leads a U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that was published...

Italian prosecutors investigate ex-minister Salvini

Nov. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing a humanitarian rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer. The news agency ANSA said Salvini was being investigated for abduction and dereliction of duty for the 20-day stand-off with...

Bosnian police arrest 3 people after migrant dies in fight

Nov. 19, 2019 8:35 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia have arrested three people after a migrant died of injuries he has suffered in a fight with other migrants. Police in the capital Sarajevo said on Tuesday the suspects are three men from Pakistan, including a minor. The fight erupted on Saturday near the...