Latest European mass migration crisis News

French parliament elects woman as its speaker, for 1st time

Jun. 28, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The new speaker of France's lower house of parliament — the first woman to hold the post — vigorously defended the right to abortion Tuesday and called on the chamber to be “vigilant” about protecting it from reversal. The National Assembly elected Yael...

Live updates | Spain's king hosts NATO leaders' gala dinner

Jun. 28, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Russia’s war on...

Spanish PM blames traffickers, migrants for deaths at border

Jun. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister has defended the way Moroccan and Spanish police repelled migrants last week as they tried to cross the shared border into the north African enclave of Melilla, depicting the attempt in which at least 23 people died as “an attack on Spain's borders.” ...

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

Jun. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of...

Greece says 1,130 migrants turned back at sea in 3 days

Jun. 27, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Monday said it had prevented more than a thousand migrants and refugees crossing to its islands in boats from the nearby coast of Turkey over the past three days. The agency said it had turned back boats in 24 separate incidents...

Knife attacker kills 1, wounds 5 at German asylum shelter

Jun. 27, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A knife-wielding attacker stabbed several people in a shelter for asylum-seekers in southern Germany, killing one man and wounding at least five people, German news agency dpa reported Monday. The attacker, reportedly a resident of the shelter, is said to have knocked...

North Macedonia: Police find 24 migrants, arrest 2 locals

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they discovered 24 migrants hiding in a van on a major highway in the country’s south Sunday and arrested two men as suspected people smugglers. The two Macedonian nationals, 50 and 47 years old, were identified only...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...

Deaths rise to 23 from mass attempt to enter Spanish enclave

Jun. 25, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The number of people who were killed after they tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa rose to 23 Saturday as human rights organizations in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to investigate the circumstances surrounding the...

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Jun. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. Flugt — Refugee Museum of Denmark was...