Latest European mass migration crisis News

EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants

Feb. 20, 2019 6:56 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union faces "no burning crisis" right now over migrant arrivals, but more people from Africa are trying to enter Europe through Spain from Morocco, the head of the EU's border and coast guard agency said Wednesday. The EU has been plunged into a severe political crisis due to...

7 Syrian refugee children die in Canadian house fire

Feb. 19, 2019 4:49 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Seven children, all members of a Syrian refugee family, died early Tuesday in a fast-moving house fire described as Nova Scotia's deadliest blaze in recent memory. The father, Ebraheim Barho, was reported fighting for his life after apparently trying in vain to save his...

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Feb. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shamima Begum, a London teenager who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, is to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship by the government, her family's lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Tasnime Akunjee tweeted that the family is "very disappointed with the Home Office's...

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

Feb. 19, 2019 2:35 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants. Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said when it comes to...

US voices concern over Hezbollah's role in Lebanese Cabinet

Feb. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon expressed concerns Tuesday over the militant Hezbollah group's growing role in the new Cabinet, saying it does not contribute to stability. Hezbollah, which also takes part in elections, has named a health minister and two other posts in Lebanon's Cabinet. U.S....

The Latest: Germany recorded more asylum requests last month

Feb. 19, 2019 9:41 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they recorded an uptick in asylum requests in the first month of 2019. The interior ministry said Tuesday that authorities received 17,051 asylum requests in January, an increase...

UK authorities pluck migrants from dinghy in English Channel

Feb. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British border officials have picked up 34 people who were trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat. The Home Office said the passengers are thought to be migrants and their nationalities were not known yet. The office says they were taken ashore in Dover for immigration interviews...

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

Feb. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum...

North Macedonia police find 22 migrants trying Balkans route

Feb. 17, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to European Union countries were stopped in separate weekend incidents. Police said Sunday that nine Pakistanis were found in a car in the country's...

Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

Feb. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Should senators from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing the populist government in which the two parties are coalition partners? The decision has them in a bind. If they...