European mass migration crisis

Pope Francis is welcomed by children wearing traditional dresses upon his arrival in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 05, 2019 - 3:40 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that has taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. On a two-day trip that began Sunday,...
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Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit are seen in boat as they search for suitcases in a man-made lake, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides said authorities are working to overcome difficulties in locating two bodies inside a toxic lake where the suspect — a 35-year-old Cypriot army captain — told investigators he dumped them after putting them inside suitcases. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 10:22 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It's more than the grizzly body count that's numbed people on the small east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. The country may have experienced mass killings decades ago during inter-ethnic conflict, but the self-confessed crimes of an army captain are something new for...
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In this handout photo provided by the Hungarian Prime Minister's Press Office shows Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, third right, and Hungarian Interior Minister Sandor Pinter, second left, during their visit at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Balazs Szecsodi/Hungarian Prime Minister's Press Office/MTI via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 11:04 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister hosted hard-line Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday and the two main opponents to immigration in Europe toured razor-wire fences at the Hungarian border. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Salvini met first at Hungary's...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures to supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 6:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 11:35 a.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has apologized unreservedly for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. In a letter read by attorney Mark Summers, Assange...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, a Moroccan worker collects tomatoes in a greenhouse in El Ejido, a municipality of Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Surrounded by miles of greenhouses known locally as the "Sea of Plastic," the town of El Ejido was where the upstart far-right Vox Party made its most impressive gains during Sunday's national elections. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 29, 2019 - 5:48 pm
EL EJIDO, Spain (AP) — Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beachhead for the arrival of the far-right in Spain, the latest country to be hit by the wave of...
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April 29, 2019 - 3:29 pm
ROME (AP) — A group of 146 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy as part of a U.N.-backed humanitarian evacuation from Libya. The U.N. refugee agency says it's the fifth such evacuation since 2017, though previous airlifts have taken migrants to Niger and elsewhere. The group arrived Monday at a...
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A partially damaged poster of Spanish Prime Minister and Socialist Party candidate Pedro Sanchez flaps in Parla, outskirts Madrid, Spain, Friday, April 26, 2019. What those undecided voters do in this tight race will shape the fortunes of the two political blocs that loosely took shape during campaigning that ended Friday. With no one party expected to win over 50 percent of Sunday's vote, the question becomes which of Spain's top five parties will join together after the vote to create a governing alliance. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 26, 2019 - 5:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — Appealing to Spain's large pool of undecided voters, top candidates on both the right and left urged Spaniards to choose wisely and keep the far-right at bay in Sunday's general election. What those undecided voters do in this tight race will shape the fortunes of the two political...
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Head of France’s National Rally Marine Le Pen, centre, walks with Denmark politician Soeren Espersen, right who is chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee, during a visit to Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday April 26, 2019. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 9:21 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration party said Friday he hopes a new right-wing alliance "can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever" after next month's European Parliament elections. Soeren Espersen, deputy leader of the euroskeptic...
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Chief of Cypriot police Zacharias Chrysostomou, center, walks with Cypriot investigators and police officers at a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village, near the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 22, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police investigators in Cyprus searched a flooded mineshaft and a lake Monday in their investigation of the killings of two women and the disappearance of the 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims. The bodies of two women were found in the abandoned mineshaft six days...
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Migrants from Syria and Iraq wanting to register for asylum, sit on the road in Orestiada town, northeastern Greece, Monday, April 22, 2019. Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the front door of European border agency employees helping police Greece's northeastern border with Turkey. (AP Photo/Antonis Pasvantis)
April 22, 2019 - 8:21 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the home address of European border agency employees helping police the border with Turkey. Police say 61 men, women and children who had just crossed illegally from Turkey headed straight for the rented...
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