Latest European mass migration crisis News

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Aug. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new figures...

Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

Aug. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants were...

The Latest: Migrant charity official: Boat won't break law

Aug. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A Spanish humanitarian group's founder says the Open Arms rescue boat with 107 migrants isn't aiming to breaking the law and dock in Italy. An Italian crackdown on charity rescue ships forbids those boats from entering...

German, Hungarian leaders commemorate '89 freedom picnic

Aug. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary and Germany sought to strike a conciliatory note Monday, largely setting aside the frostier tones that have dominated their recent relations as they commemorated the 30th anniversary of a key moment in Cold War history. Speaking at a ceremony recalling the "Pan-European...

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

Aug. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. "We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits,"...

The Latest: Slovakia police detain 30 migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8 p.m. Slovakia police say they have detained a group of 30 migrants who attempted to get to the country from neighboring Hungary hidden under a freight train. Police say 18 migrants from Afghanistan were detained in the southern...

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of hate speech resigns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned Sunday. Amvrosios, 81,...

Libya's coast guard intercepts 57 Europe-bound migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 57 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says that a wooden boat carrying 53 Ethiopian migrants, including 17 women and nine children, and four Egyptian migrants was stopped on Saturday off the coastal town...

House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

Aug. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. It's not just President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative...

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier...