European mass migration crisis

August 10, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a...
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Actor Richard Gere gestures as he speaks during a press conference he held along with Open Arms founder Oscar Camps, in the island of Lampedusa, Southern Italy, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, the day after he visited the Spanish humanitarian ship that has been stuck at sea with 121 migrants on board for over a week, after Italy and Malta have denied it entry. The Open Arms boat has rescued 39 more migrants on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 10, 2019 - 11:26 am
LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — A private rescue ship that has remained at sea with 121 migrants after being denied permission to enter ports in two European countries rescued 39 more people Saturday, a Spanish aid group said, further complicating conditions on and off board. The Open Arms made its latest...
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Migrants are seen aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Open Arms has been carrying 121 migrants for a week in the central Mediterranean awaiting a safe port to dock, after it was denied entry by Italy and Malta. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 09, 2019 - 1:56 pm
MILAN (AP) — A Spanish humanitarian ship has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea for more than a week because no European government will offer safe harbor to the 121 migrants on board, and the vessel faces a fine of up to 1 million euros if it enters Italian waters. The Open Arms was idle for an...
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Actor Richard Gere, right, helps serving meals to migrants aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Open Arms has been carrying 121 migrants for a week in the central Mediterranean awaiting a safe port to dock, after it was denied entry by Italy and Malta. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am
ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that has been struck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a week, landing smack in the middle of a debate over immigration that European nations have not...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, the U.N. World Food Program's logo is seen at the agency's headquarters in New York. The World Food Program says it’s planning to nearly quadruple the number of people that the U.N. agency helps in four central American countries affected by drought, seen as one of the drivers of migration through the region (AP Photo/Robert Bumstead, file)
August 09, 2019 - 9:43 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Food Program says it's planning to nearly quadruple the number of people that the U.N. agency helps in four central American countries affected by drought, seen as one of the drivers of migration through the region. WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel says the agency aims to...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British coast guards say they are conducting a search-and-rescue mission after small boats believed to contain migrants were spotted in the English Channel. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says it is "coordinating a search and rescue response to a number of incidents off Kent," a...
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August 08, 2019 - 8:46 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish humanitarian boat that has been carrying 121 migrants for a week in the central Mediterranean awaiting a safe port to dock has asked Spain, France and Germany for help. Open Arms said Thursday that it sent letters to the governments of the three countries asking for them to...
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August 07, 2019 - 12:01 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Europe's immigration crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Croatian police say they didn't use force against 18 migrants who were allegedly injured trying to cross illegally into the European Union country from Bosnia. Police confirmed in a statement...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Forty migrants rescued off the coast of Libya were successfully transferred Sunday to Maltese military boats and brought to port, the German rescue group Sea-Eye said, ending another standoff with the European Union over the fate of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Sea-Eye...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish humanitarian aid group says its rescue ship has saved 123 migrants attempting a perilous crossing across the Mediterranean Sea. Open Arms said Friday that it had taken the migrants on board during two separate rescue operations in the central Med and that it is looking for a...
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