Latest European mass migration crisis News

The Latest: Albania rescues 36 Afghans in Aegean

Aug. 21, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Albania's Defense Ministry says its ship in the Aegean Sea has rescued 36 Afghans trying to cross into Greece. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka tweeted Wednesday that 19 Afghan children, eight women and nine men were rescued...

EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

Aug. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas. The Ocean Viking, which is operated by the Doctors without Borders and SOS...

As warm welcome chills, Turkey clamps down on Syrians

Aug. 21, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Mustafa, a 21-year-old Syrian in Turkey, was at the shoe factory in Istanbul where he worked making army boots when three policemen stormed in, asking if everyone had their papers. He and three other Syrian refugees did not. Within a day, Mustafa and a busload of other refugees would be...

German authorities find 46 guns linked to politician's death

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have found 46 guns in the possession of three men suspected in the killing of a regional official from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party. A spokesman for Germany's interior ministry on Wednesday confirmed a report in daily Tagesspiegel, adding the...

A quarter of people living in Germany have foreign roots

Aug. 21, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A quarter of all people living in Germany have a migrant background — the highest figure yet recorded in the country of 83 million. The German Statistical Office said Wednesday that 25.5% of the population, or about 20.8 million people, have migrant roots according to the latest...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW TRUMP VIEWS MARKET VOLATILITY, ECONOMY The U.S. president contends he does not fear a recession and is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth, but he acknowledges his aggressive China...

Turkey extends deadline for unregistered Syrians in Istanbul

Aug. 21, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official says Turkey has extended by two months a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city. Earlier, that deadline had been set for Tuesday of this week. But Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk television...

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

Aug. 20, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on Tuesday, capping a drama that saw 15 passengers jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard and spurred Spain to dispatch a naval ship in a bid to end a weekslong humanitarian crisis with Italy. Sicilian...

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

Aug. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections. Addressing the Senate, Conte blasted Salvini for...

The Latest: Italian prosecutor orders migrant boat seized

Aug. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on immigration into the European Union (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Italian news agency ANSA says an Italian prosecutor has ordered the seizure of the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms and the evacuation of the more than 80 migrants still on board. The move late Tuesday caps a...