Latest European mass migration crisis News

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...

NZ city scarred by shooting is home to white supremacists

Mar. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country's small but persistent...

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

Mar. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister. The boat was allowed to enter the port after Sicilian prosecutors ordered it seized,...

Hungary's Orban to attend meeting on party's possible ouster

Mar. 19, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, set to discuss the expulsion or suspension of Orban's Fidesz party from the group. Thirteen of the European People's Party's 49...

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

Mar. 18, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the U.S. contribution to be equally generous this year. "Last year we had an...

Germany: Syrian man goes on trial over Chemnitz stabbing

Mar. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the slaying...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

Mar. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of...

Police in North Macedonia arrest man smuggling 5 migrants

Mar. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia. Police said Saturday that one Afghan citizen and four Pakistanis were discovered during a routine checkup on a car late Thursday on the main...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

Mar. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. Brenton Harrison Tarrant...