Latest European mass migration crisis News

EU seeks Africa money to pay for migrant screening centers

Jun. 25, 2018 3:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is urging EU member countries to put more money into an Africa trust fund as the bloc looks to set up migrant screening centers outside Europe. Mogherini said Monday that the fund "has proven to be useful, it has brought results and...

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Jun. 25, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive. The expelled...

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Jun. 25, 2018 3:19 AM EDT

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are...

Jordan says it won't take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

Jun. 25, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Officials say Jordan won't take in Syrians fleeing the Syrian government's latest offensive in the south of the country, near Jordan's border. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been advancing deeper into the southern Daraa province, under the cover of airstrikes....

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Jun. 24, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political, it's a...

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Jun. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 450 migrants bound for Europe

Jun. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard intercepted Sunday some 460 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores, a spokesman said. A group of 97 passengers, included 22 women and 26 children, on a rubber boat was stopped Sunday off the coast of the town of...

Italy declines aid ship help, hands migrant rescue to Libya

Jun. 24, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government stepped up its efforts to discourage migration Sunday by telling a Spanish aid group it didn't need help rescuing 1,000 migrants from six dinghies because it had passed responsibility for the Mediterranean Sea mission to Libya's coast guard. The hard-line interior...

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue. Sanchez...