Latest European mass migration crisis News

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100

May. 10, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several hundred more migrants reached a tiny Italian island before dawn on Monday, swelling to past 2,100 the number of arrivals in around 24 hours and fueling calls from across the political spectrum for the Italian government to strengthen its migration policies. ...

UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead

May. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya on Monday, leaving at least two dozen presumed dead, the U.N. refugee agency said. It was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Tarik Argaz, a spokesman...

3 Portuguese immigration officials imprisoned over killing

May. 10, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A court on Monday sentenced three Portuguese immigration inspectors to between nine and seven years in prison for the killing of a Ukrainian immigrant who was in custody at Lisbon airport. The three inspectors were convicted of grievous bodily...

More than 1,200 migrants reach Italian island on boats

May. 09, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — More than 1,200 migrants in several decrepit, overcrowded fishing boats on Sunday reached a tiny Italian island in a span of 12 hours, as human traffickers exploited calm seas and warm weather to launch multiple vessels, the mayor said. The first of the...

Anti-Islam group called extremist by German state intel

May. 07, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German state intelligence service on Friday classified the anti-immigration group PEGIDA as a “proven extremist movement,” the German news agency dpa reported. The Saxony intelligence agency said it had enough evidence showing that PEGIDA, which...

Police from 3 EU nations to join Slovenia border control

May. 07, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government on Friday said that police officers from three other European nations will help patrol the border with Croatia that is part of a route used by migrants trying to reach Western Europe. Five officers from Estonia, six from...

Pope: God doesn't distinguish between natives, foreigners

May. 06, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced “aggressive” nationalism that rejects migrants, and said Catholics should follow the Gospel-mandated call for an inclusive, welcoming church that doesn’t distinguish between “natives and foreigners, residents and guests.” ...

German far-right crime rises; police arrest alleged neo-Nazi

May. 04, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police arrested a 53-year-old German man on suspicion of sending dozens of threatening letters to politicians, lawyers and journalists that were signed with the acronym of a neo-Nazi group, as officials warned Tuesday of a disturbing rise in far-right extremism across...

Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

May. 04, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 30-year-old Norwegian woman who was repatriated by Norway from a refugee camp in Syria because her son was sick was sentenced Tuesday to 3 1/2 years in prison by an Oslo court for participating in the Islamic State group. The case was a...

Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

May. 04, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — As the waves pounded the gray rubber boat carrying more than 100 Africans hoping to reach Europe from Libya, those aboard dialed the number for migrants in distress frantically. In the series of calls to the Alarm Phone hotline, passengers explained that the dinghy had run out...