Latest European mass migration crisis News

Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Jul. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Students from countries as diverse as India,...

Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

Jul. 10, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north. The groups, including the refugee rights group MHD, said in a joint...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

Turkey: Rescuers find wreck of missing migrant boat in lake

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday located the wreck of a boat that was reported missing in a lake in eastern Turkey with up to 60 migrants on board, officials said. The boat was reported missing in Lake Van in stormy weather on June 27. Authorities estimated the boat was...

Pickup truck carrying migrants crashes in North Macedonia

Jul. 8, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A pickup truck carrying 32 migrants has crashed in North Macedonia, near the southern borders with Bulgaria and Greece, leaving eight people injured, police said Wednesday. Police said the pickup truck had been travelling at high speed when it crashed into a car and then into...

Pope denounces unimaginable "hell" of Libyan migrant camps

Jul. 8, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable “hell” of Libya’s migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better future. Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of Francis’ visit to the...

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In France, study shows virus hit African immigrants hardest

Jul. 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Death rates among immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa doubled in France and tripled in the Paris region at the height of France's coronavirus outbreak, according to a study from the French government's statistics agency released Tuesday. The INSEE agency's findings are the closest...

Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer poses for a group photo at a virtual meeting with the European justice and interior ministers in the context of the German EU Council presidency due to the Corona crisis in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Fabrizio Bensch/Pool via AP)

Germany presses for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

Jul. 7, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister called on his European Union colleagues Tuesday to agree on a better and more just solution for the distribution of migrants rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said ahead of a video conference with his EU...

Officials from Greece's Ministry of Migration Affairs and the International Organization for Migration escort 25 unaccompanied refugee children at Athens International Airport before they board a plane to Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Portuguese authorities have agreed to take in several hundred children from refugee camps in Greece following an appeal for help by the Greek government to other European Union countries. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

Jul. 7, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal, where they will be given shelter as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries. Nearly 75,000 migrants and refugees, about a third of them children,...

Police find 211 migrants crammed in truck in North Macedonia

Jul. 7, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in North Macedonia found 211 migrants, including 63 minors, packed into a truck near the country's southern border with Greece, during a routine check on a regional road, police said Tuesday. A border patrol stopped the truck around midnight Monday near the town...