European mass migration crisis

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Salvini said the rescue was in Libyan waters, which Lifeline denies. (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 9:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Italy is presenting what it says is a radical new proposal for Europe to handle migration that it says should replace the existing regulation that determines how asylum claims are handled. Premier Giuseppe Conte is...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Salvini said the rescue was in Libyan waters, which Lifeline denies. (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. Facing a domestic political crisis in Germany over the topic...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, sits inside a classroom, as she speaks with Lebanese and Syrian displaced students where they studying together, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 2018. Merkel is visiting Jordan and Lebanon, both neighbors of war-torn Syria, amid an escalating domestic row over migration. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 22, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized the...
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June 22, 2018 - 5:00 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Matteo Salvini on Friday said "we ask humanly and politically that Malta finally opens one of its ports and lets these...
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June 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants. Matteo Salvini said the ship operated by the German aid group Mission Lifeline...
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CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF KING TO ABDULLAH II -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, June 21, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, and one of his deputies, Zsolt Semjen vote on the amendment of the basic law or constitution concerning migration concerning migration during the session of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Hungary has approved a constitutional amendment making it more difficult for refugees to gain asylum in Hungary and passed legislation which threatens people helping asylum-seekers with up to a year in prison. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country's asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations' observance dedicated to refugees. The approved changes include a constitutional...
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A man walks along the wall of a migrant and refugee shelter in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Germany, France, Italy and Greece, among others, will attend Sunday's gathering in Brussels to look into finding European solutions to political clashes over migration. Pope Francis is urging people not to "let fear get in the way of welcoming our neighbor in need." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 20, 2018 - 11:11 am
PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:40 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a leaders meetings of her Christion Democratic Union party at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Monday, June 18, 2018. The worlds in back ground read: 'The Center.' (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of...
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