European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse after a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, attorneys for Joe Giudice said that their client has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:32 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice (JOO'-dys) has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are "extremely disappointed" by the Board of Immigration's decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June. 15, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees react at the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers in the Mediterranean Sea, about 18 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Spanish aid groups say Spain is allowing them to deliver aid supplies to refugee camps in Greek islands, but they face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search and rescue areas in the Central Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has reluctantly allowed humanitarian aid vessels to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps, Spanish aid groups said Wednesday. But the groups face hefty fines if their boats venture without permission into official search...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:06 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by Sea-Watch rescue ship's staffers in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. Sea-Watch wrote Wednesday on Twitter that the people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy included 10 women, five children and a newborn baby. The group said it carried out the rescue off the coast of Zuwarah after Libyan authorities couldn't be reached. Sea-Watch is asking Italy or Malta to open a port to the rescue ship, the Alan Kurdi. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 6:15 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta announced Saturday a deal to distribute among four EU nations the 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago. In a statement, Malta's government said that the migrants will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg. The migrants are being...
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A man reacts as children cry during clashes outside a refugee camp in the village of Diavata, west of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Clashes between hundreds of protesting migrants and police continue for a third day outside an overcrowded migrant camp, with migrants throwing rocks at police and the latter responding with tear gas and stun grenades. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
April 07, 2019 - 2:15 pm
DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — The last 60 holdouts from among nearly 1,000 migrants who fought with Greek police for three days have left their makeshift camp in northern Greece. The migrants clashed with police because they believed false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to central and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday May 6, 2015 file photo, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, said billionaire Mo Ibrahim. “Migration is healthy. It’s not a disease,” Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 7, 2019. “Migration is about aspirations, not desperation. People who migrate are mostly capable, ambitious young people who are migrating to work and to build successful lives. They add wealth to the countries they go t (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
April 07, 2019 - 12:32 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim says the migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat. Experts said during a conference hosted by Ibrahim's foundation that Africans make up about 14% of the global migrant population...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. The Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, said Saturday April 6, 2019, it will form a three-way majority government with the centrist Center Party and the conservative Fatherland party, and the Cabinet would be led by Center Party leader, ex-Prime Minister Juri Ratas. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE)
April 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right populist party known for anti-immigration and euroskeptic views sealed a deal Saturday to be one of three coalition partners in Estonia's next government. The Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, said its coalition with the centrist Center Party and the...
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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican for a audience with students and teachers of the San Carlo Institute of Milan, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying Saturday that wealthy Western countries fuel conflicts by selling weapons in war zones. Speaking to students and teachers of Milan's San Carlo Institute, Francis...
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A policeman kicks a protesting migrant during clashes outside a refugee camp in the village of Diavata, west of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Clashes between hundreds of protesting migrants and police continue for a third day outside an overcrowded migrant camp, with migrants throwing rocks at police and the latter responding with tear gas and stun grenades. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
April 06, 2019 - 9:33 am
DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants clashed with police for a third straight day in northern Greece on Saturday, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Authorities say the demonstrations outside a migrant camp in Diavata have been...
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This April 3, 2019 photo shows migrants receiving assistance after being rescued by the Sea-Eye rescue ship in the waters off Libya. The humanitarian ship Sea-Eye with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea on Thursday as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor as their refusal set the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 10:52 am
MILAN (AP) — Germany has asked the European Union to find a safe port where a German humanitarian ship carrying 64 migrants in the Mediterranean can dock, following appeals from the aid group and the refusal by Italy or Malta to let them land. Berlin has asked the European Commission, the EU's...
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