Latest European mass migration crisis News

UN expert corrects claim on kids in US migration detention

Nov. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An outside expert working with the U.N. human rights office has corrected a figure he cited claiming that over 100,000 children are being held in migrant detention in the United States. On Monday, Manfred Nowak, who leads a U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that was published...

Italian prosecutors investigate ex-minister Salvini

Nov. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing a humanitarian rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer. The news agency ANSA said Salvini was being investigated for abduction and dereliction of duty for the 20-day stand-off with...

Bosnian police arrest 3 people after migrant dies in fight

Nov. 19, 2019 8:35 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia have arrested three people after a migrant died of injuries he has suffered in a fight with other migrants. Police in the capital Sarajevo said on Tuesday the suspects are three men from Pakistan, including a minor. The fight erupted on Saturday near the...

Germany’s Merkel urges more investment in African nations

Nov. 19, 2019 7:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged more investment in African countries to improve their living standards and help prevent migrants from coming to Europe as part of the Compact with Africa initiated through the G20. Meeting with several African leaders and international partner...

The Latest: EU calls for closure of migrants camp in Bosnia

Nov. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. European Union officials have reiterated their call for the closure of a camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants are living in poor conditions with almost no facilities. An EU delegation warned during a visit...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

Nov. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigration. In a joint statement in Paris Monday, the two pushed for a “reinforced...

Van with 52 migrants smashes through Spanish enclave border

Nov. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A van carrying 52 migrants and going at high speed smashed through a border barrier between Morocco and Spain to enter the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, officials said Monday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry´s office in Ceuta said the vehicle broke through a metal gate on the Spanish...

Migrant shot and seriously wounded in Croatia

Nov. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian hospital says a migrant is fighting for his life after being shot Friday by police. Doctors in the Croatian port of Rijeka said Sunday the unidentified migrant suffered multiple bullet wounds to his chest. Croatian police have said they fired shots at a group of migrants...

Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

Nov. 17, 2019 9:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Confederation of...

Storm sweeps through make-shift migrant camp in Bosnia

Nov. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A storm in Bosnia has swept through a bleak makeshift camp for migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe, blowing many tents away. Migrants staying in the Vucjak camp near Bosnia’s border with Croatia were appealing for help on Saturday after spending a...