European mass migration crisis

Leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party Igor Matovic addresses his supporters, acknowledging preliminary results of the general election in Trnava, Slovakia, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
March 01, 2020 - 2:22 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The center-right populist opposition claimed victory in the parliamentary election in Slovakia, ending the reign of the country's long dominant but scandal-tainted leftist party that governed on an anti-immigration platform. According to nearly complete results released...
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Greek border guards use teargas to push back migrants who try to enter Greece at the Pazarkule border gate, Edirne, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)
February 29, 2020 - 5:16 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his country's borders with Europe were open, as thousands of refugees gathered at the frontier with Greece. Migrants played a cat-and-mouse game with Greek border patrols throughout the night and into Saturday, with...
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Migrants struggle to board a bus to go to the Greek border, in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. NATO envoys were holding emergency talks Friday at the request of Turkey following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, as scores of migrants gathered at Turkey's border with Greece seeking entry into Europe. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu)
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February 28, 2020 - 11:24 am
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government airstrike, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek border by land and sea...
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Migrants react as they walk to the border gate of Pazarkule in Edirne, near Turkey-Greece border, early Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. An air strike by Syrian government forces killed scores of Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz)
February 28, 2020 - 8:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Friday called on Syria and Russia to halt their airstrikes following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeastern Syria, as scores of migrants seeking entry into Europe gathered at Turkey's border with Greece With Turkey signalling that it would let migrants leave,...
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Migrants arrive with a dinghy accompanied by a Frontex vessel at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. An air strike by Syrian government forces killed scores of Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
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February 28, 2020 - 8:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of refugees and migrants in Turkey have begun heading for the country’s land and sea borders with Greece, buoyed by Turkish officials’ statements indicating they will not be hindered from crossing the frontier to head into Europe. The move comes a day after a deadly...
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Local residents gather at a roadblock in Karava, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local residents, some armed with Molotov cocktails and shotguns.(AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
February 27, 2020 - 8:13 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators gathered Thursday for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new migrant detention centers. The protests come amid heightened tensions and occasional violence on islands that are the main...
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Passengers ride on public transport in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken South American nation. Families have been split up with at least 4.5 million Venezuelans fleeing crumbling public services. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 26, 2020 - 5:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Increasing numbers of people applying for asylum in the European Union are arriving from countries with visa-free travel agreements with the bloc, notably from Latin America, rather than entering without permission, the EU’s asylum agency said Wednesday. More than 714,000 people...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany. The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months. German leaders openly acknowledge there is a problem, but so far, identifying a solution has been elusive. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 22, 2020 - 2:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words. But the country's leaders are struggling to figure out how to counter a recent rise...
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Friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot dead nine people of immigrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau on Wednesday night before killing his mother and himself. He left a number of rambling texts and videos espousing racist views. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
February 21, 2020 - 5:03 pm
HANAU, Germany (AP) — Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers at the mosque across town. On Friday, Gultekin’s...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 4, 2018 file photo, migrants and refugees wait outside the European Asylum Support Service offices inside the camp of Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Greece's government says on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 it is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five Greece islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 17, 2020 - 6:51 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it is suspending an emergency plan to build migrant detention camps on Greek islands near the Turkish coast to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose the move. Notis Mitarakis, the migration affairs minister, said Monday the...
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