Latest European mass migration crisis News

Refugee swimmer feels for separated families at US border

Jul. 21, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most terrible thing...

North Macedonia: Migrants hurt after driver jumps from truck

Jul. 20, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck allegedly carrying them north toward Serbia jumped from the running vehicle while trying to escape a police patrol. Police said Saturday that three of the...

Spain: 50 migrants scale fence to African enclave

Jul. 19, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Melilla, one of Spain's two enclaves in North Africa, said Friday that around 200 migrants tried to climb a security fence separating the city from Morocco. The local office of the Spanish government's representative said about 50 of the migrants managed to scale the barrier...

Syrian refugee indicted on charges he plotted to bomb church

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury is accusing a Syrian refugee of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh to inspire Islamic State of Iraq followers. The jury handed up a three-count indictment Wednesday against 21-year-old Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer. He's charged with...

The Latest: Greece: 10 arrested over migrants medical fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A doctor, two medical staff members, and a translator have been arrested at a state-run camp for migrants and refugees in Greece, accused of issuing medical notes for non-existent conditions to exempt migrants from...

Sea-Watch 3 captain calls for EU action on migrants rescues

Jul. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the European Commission to do its best to avoid new political standoffs. Carola Rackete, captain of the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, was questioned by...

15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in eastern Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A van carrying migrants rolled into a roadside ditch in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 15 people, a Turkish official said. More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, the province's...

Turkish official says 15 migrants are killed in road accident in eastern Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish official says 15 migrants are killed in road accident in eastern Turkey.

UN expert critical of Hungary's treatment of asylum-seekers

Jul. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary should not allow security concerns to override the human rights of migrants, a U.N. migration expert said Wednesday. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, the U.N. special rapporteur on migrant rights, said that Hungarian authorities should move families with children who are awaiting a...

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

Jul. 17, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The importer in Denmark of Volkswagen has been ordered by a suburban Copenhagen court to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use of artwork in an advertisement." The Glostrup City Court says Skandinavisk Motor Co. A/S used one...