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Italy to take in 182 migrants from humanitarian ship

Sep. 22, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A ship carrying 182 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea said Sunday that Italy has granted permission for its passengers to disembark in Sicily. Italy's decision to take in the Ocean Viking comes ahead of a meeting in Malta on Monday that will be attended by French,...

The Latest: Greek refugee camp unable to house new arrivals

Sep. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Malta has taken in 35 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by a humanitarian ship a day earlier. The Ocean Viking had assisted Maltese authorities and pulled the migrants from an overcrowded wooden boat on...

US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

Sep. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in Libya. It's the first U.S. airstrike in the North African country in over a year. U.S. Africa Command released a statement Friday saying eight militants were killed in the airstrike, launched a day...

Migrant shooting highlights concern about Libyan coast guard

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man from a gunshot wound after a group of migrants fled from guards taking them to a detention center in Libya is raising fresh, troubling questions about the plight of people caught in the conflict-torn country and the role of the European Union-trained Libyan coast...

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

Sep. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps. In a...

The Latest: Aid ship rescues 36 migrants at Malta's request

Sep. 19, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 10:45 p.m. A rescue ship run by two nonprofit groups has pulled 36 people from an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea based on a request from Maltese authorities. The migrants were taken aboard the Ocean Viking in...

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Sep. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe: (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The crew of a humanitarian rescue ship has pulled 73 migrants from an overcrowded rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Libya. The boat in distress was spotted from...

The Latest: North Macedonia police detain 81 migrants

Sep. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 81 migrants found in a truck near the border with Serbia, after the driver ignored a police warning to stop for a check and later abandoned the vehicle. Police said the...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Sep. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. And...

Italy arrests 3 accused of migrant torture in Libya

Sep. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian officials say three men who disembarked on the tiny island of Lampedusa over the summer have been arrested at a migrant reception center in Italy after fellow migrants recognized them as their torturers in Libya. According to a statement Monday by Italian police, the three — two...