Latest European mass migration crisis News

EU, Western Balkans boost partnership amid Ukraine war

Dec. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — For the six Western Balkans countries aspiring to join the European Union, gaining full membership in the 27-nation club remains a distant goal. But Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are getting more concrete signs that they...

Al Jazeera wants court to probe Palestinian reporter's death

Dec. 06, 2022 08:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — News channel Al Jazeera on Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as she was reporting from a Palestinian refugee camp in May. Al Jazeera has accused the Israeli government of...

Bulgaria rejects media report about refugee shot at border

Dec. 05, 2022 17:03 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria rejected accusations that its border guards shot a Syrian refugee in October after a video released Monday showed a man being fired at on European country's border with Turkey. The footage of an asylum-seeker being hit with live ammunition on Oct. 3...

Girl killed, another badly injured in Germany knife attack

Dec. 05, 2022 15:08 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police said a 14-year-old girl died and a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured after they were attacked by a man with a knife on their way to school Monday. Police in the southwestern city of Ulm said first responders resuscitated the older girl before she...

Enlargement back on EU's agenda at Western Balkans summit

Dec. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The war in Ukraine has put the European Union's expansion at the top of the agenda as officials from the Western Balkans and EU leaders gather Tuesday for a summit intended to reinvigorate the whole enlargement process. The EU's executive commission has...

Authorities: Migrant paraglided over Melilla border to Spain

Dec. 02, 2022 05:51 AM EST

Spanish authorities are looking for a person who paraglided over a border fence from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Melilla in what appeared to be a new and creative way to migrate irregularly to European territory. Two citizens reported seeing the paraglider Thursday afternoon,...

Minister: Cyprus tops EU in migrant repatriations

Dec. 01, 2022 11:34 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Ethnically divided Cyprus ranks first among European Union member nations in the number of migrants it repatriates relative to its population of just over a million people, the country's interior minister said Thursday. Nearly 7,000 migrants were sent back...

Nadim's journey at World Cup shaken by loss of her mother

Dec. 01, 2022 09:16 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Danish forward Nadia Nadim was in the midst of a World Cup match as a television commentator when she was suddenly rocked by tragic news. Her mother, who had helped the family flee the Taliban in Afghanistan when Nadim was just a girl, had been killed in a traffic accident in...

EU sees 6-year high in numbers of people seeking asylum

Nov. 30, 2022 10:43 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s asylum agency said Wednesday that the number of people seeking asylum in Europe has hit a six-year high, with Syrian nationals once again seeking international protection more than people from any other country. The agency said that around...

Spain insists no deaths on its soil during Melilla tragedy

Nov. 30, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister on Wednesday flatly rejected new media allegations of possible deaths on Spanish soil during a June storming by migrants of the border fence separating its north African enclave of Melilla from Morocco when at least 23 people died. ...