European mass migration crisis

U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady, left, is welcomed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for a G7 meeting at ministerial level in Paris, Thursday April 4, 2019. Foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven are gathering in France this week to try to find ambitious solutions to world security challenges. Putting a dampener on that are two glaring American absences: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The interior ministers of the Group of Seven, a gathering of the world's most advanced economies, on Friday adopted joint commitments to better handle the world's top security challenges. In a statement at the end of a two-day meeting in Paris, the G-7 countries agreed to reinforce...
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A migrant woman with a child pushing with riot police outside a refugee camp in the village of Diavata, west of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, Friday, April 5, 2019. Clashes broke out Thursday between migrants and Greek police outside a camp in northern Greece, where hundreds gathered in the hope of reviving a route that saw hundreds of thousands enter more prosperous countries in Europe. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
April 05, 2019 - 9:10 am
DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Protesting migrants clashed with police in northern Greece for a second day Friday while migrants in Athens also blocked the city's main train station in demonstrations that authorities said had been triggered by false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached 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 04, 2019 - 7:50 am
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian ship with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea on Thursday as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor. Their refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. Carlotta Weibl...
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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 03, 2019 - 3:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister said Wednesday that he won't offer safe harbor to 64 migrants rescued off Libya by the German humanitarian group Sea Eye. The people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy off the coast of Zuwarah, west of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, included 10 women, five...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Pope Francis is in Morocco for a two-day trip aimed at highlighting the North African nation's Christian-Muslim ties, while also showing solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tending to a tiny Catholic flock. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 31, 2019 - 4:54 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Morocco: (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Pope Francis is warning that political leaders who want to build walls to keep out migrants "end up prisoners of the walls that they build." Francis said he simply couldn't understand in his head or his...
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A girl waits for Pope Francis at the diocesan Caritas center in Rabat, Morocco, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Francis's weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock on the peripheries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 30, 2019 - 2:59 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the Pope's trip to Morocco (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Students at a school for Muslim preachers have told Pope Francis and Morocco's king that they will bring home the lessons of building bridges between religions and promoting a moderate model of Islam...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech at the Hassan Mosque plaza in Rabat, Morocco, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Francis's weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock on the peripheries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis praised Morocco as a model of religious moderation and migrant welcome as he kicked off a trip to the kingdom Saturday, warning that walls and fear-mongering won't stop people from exercising their legitimate right to seek a better life elsewhere. King Mohamed VI...
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Armed forces stand onboard the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1, which was hijacked by migrants, in Valletta, Malta, Thursday March 28, 2019. A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker Thursday that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and recaptured control of it before escorting it to a Maltese port. Italy's hard-line interior minister slammed the migrants as pirates but aid groups rejected that label, saying the European Union's policy of sending migrants back to lawless Libya was to blame. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
March 29, 2019 - 3:07 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — African migrants who hijacked an oil tanker after it rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea seized metal objects and began smashing the ship and threatening crew members after they realized they were being returned to Libya, the ship's captain said Friday. Nader el-Hiblu, the...
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Armed forces stand onboard the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1, which was hijacked by migrants, in Valletta, Malta, Thursday March 28, 2019. A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to a Maltese port. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
March 28, 2019 - 10:43 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on a ship seized by migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Italy's hard-line interior minister has called migrants who temporarily took over a cargo ship "pirates" but aid groups reject that label, saying that the European Union's policy of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at the Italian Senate, in Rome. Migrants hijacked a cargo ship in Libyan waters on Wednesday March 27, 2019, and have forced the crew to reroute the vessel north toward Europe, and Italian Interior Minister Salvini said the ship, was carrying around 120 migrants, but Italian authorities vowed they would not allow it into their territorial waters. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)
March 28, 2019 - 4:05 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship's deck, and a dozen or so migrants...
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