Latest European mass migration crisis News

Southern EU leaders seek united policy front at meeting

Jun. 14, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of southern European nations gathered in Malta on Friday to build a united front on key economic and political issues before next week's European Council meeting. Key European Union jobs, migration issues and climate change were at the top of the agenda in Valletta, where the...

UN: Bosnia moves migrants to area infested with land mines

Jun. 14, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.N. office in Bosnia said Friday that authorities in the country have transferred 282 migrants who were squatting illegally in the northwestern town of Bihac to a tent camp near an area infested with land mines left over from a 1990s war. U.N. officials said in...

Who are the UK Tories in the race to be prime minister?

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — And then there were seven. The contest to be Britain's next prime minister lost three of its 10 declared candidates Thursday, as Boris Johnson took a commanding lead in first-round voting by Conservative Party legislators. The winner will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as...

Europe's populists rebrand but policies remain the same

Jun. 13, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's far-right and populist parties sought to rebrand themselves Thursday, launching a new group dubbed Identity and Democracy in the European Parliament but with many of the same faces and most of the old policies. Claiming to be riding the crest of a popular wave from last month's EU...

Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia

Jun. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe's poorest and most volatile countries, where the needs of the existing population already strain a thin social safety net. The Bosnian Red Cross has...

Italy to fine migrant rescue boats without OK to enter ports

Jun. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's populist government has approved stiff fines for migrant rescue boats that defy orders to stay out of Italian waters. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday after a Cabinet meeting that a new decree allows fines of up to 50,000 euros ($57,000) when charity boats carrying migrants...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 60 Europe-bound migrants

Jun. 11, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted at least 60 Europe-bound migrants, including a woman, off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Tuesday that a rubber boat carrying the migrants — overwhelmingly identified as African nationals but including...

Who are the 10 Tories running to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on...

Greece: 7 dead after migrant boat capsizes off Lesbos

Jun. 11, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized early Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, including two children. Greece's coast guard said 57 people had been rescued, while seven people — two girls, four women and a man — were...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...