European mass migration crisis

A police officer stands in front of migrants in a makeshift camp set up Monday night Nov.23, 2020 on Place de la Republique in Paris. Paris police are under government orders to explain themselves after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a makeshift camp in the French capital. (Alexandra Henry/Utopia56 via AP)
November 24, 2020 - 4:45 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister ordered an internal police investigation Tuesday after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a protest camp in Paris. Aid groups and the government were working to find temporary lodging for hundreds of migrants forcibly removed...
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Firefighters retrieve the body of a migrant from the beach after a shipwreck on the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Greece's coast guard says a speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land Monday, leaving one person dead. (Argyris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP)
November 23, 2020 - 3:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the Greek island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land, leaving one person dead, Greece's coast guard said on Monday. The coast guard said it received information about the speedboat near...
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A woman hangs a piece of children's clothing on a line during a solidarity event for Mawda Shawri at the courthouse in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. A trial opened on Monday in the shooting death of two-year old toddler, Mawda Shawri, who was in a van during a high-speed chase between police and suspected migrant smugglers seeking to get to Britain. At the trial in Belgium's southern Mons, a policeman stands accused of involuntary manslaughter and two other men for being suspected migrant smugglers. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 23, 2020 - 3:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A trial opened Monday in the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase in Belgium between police and suspected migrant smugglers seeking to get to Britain. At the trial in Belgium's southern city of Mons, a policeman stands accused of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2019 photo provided by Mila Dorji, Rhodes Scholar Brian Reyes poses for a photo on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn. Reyes, a history major at Yale University from the Bronx, is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. He is a student counselor who has been living on campus this school year and taking his classes online. He is planning on a two-year degree program in comparative social policy and a career in government or the nonprofit sector. (Mila Dorji via AP)
November 22, 2020 - 3:53 pm
The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the winners early Sunday,...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the leaders of the G20 Leaders' Summit with an introductory video message from his Vahdettin Pavilion, in Istanbul, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Saudi Arabia is hosting the virtual meeting of G-20 leaders on Saturday and Sunday in line with coronavirus restrictions.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
November 22, 2020 - 6:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to “keep your promises” on issues such as the country's membership bid and refugees. He spoke before an EU summit due to be held next month. In...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, migrants from Morocco walk along the shore escorted by Spanish police after arriving at the coast of the Canary Island, crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat. Spain’s government is scrambling to manage the steady stream of migrants to its Canary Islands from West Africa by opening a second holding camp, officials said Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, as political tensions rise in the Atlantic archipelago. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz, File)
November 20, 2020 - 3:28 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is ratcheting up its response to the steady build-up of migrant arrivals to the Canary Islands from Africa, including a fresh diplomatic offensive. The ministers in charge of migration and transportation, José Luis Escrivá and José Luis Ábalos respectively, were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo armed soldiers stand guard in the motorcade for President Donald Trump speaks during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 19, 2020 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the...
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FILE In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, migrant children stand on the window of a new reception center for unaccompanied minors in Athens. Greece's migration minister said on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 the country is abolishing the practice of holding asylum seeker children and teenagers who arrive in Greece without parents or guardians in protective police custody. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
November 18, 2020 - 6:01 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is abolishing the practice of holding asylum-seeker children and teenagers who arrive in the country without parents or guardians in protective police custody, the migration minister said Wednesday. The practice, which saw newly arrived unaccompanied minors held in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, Viktor Orban, right, Prime Minister of Hungary and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attend a news conference following talks with his counterparts from central Europe's Visegrad Group in Lublin, Poland. Poland and Hungary have vetoed the European Union’s next seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan over a new mechanism that links EU funding to the rule of law. The 27-nation bloc’s 1.8 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) budget for 2021-2027 was agreed upon last week after tough negotiations. The budget is supposed to take effect on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 18, 2020 - 4:35 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday called the European Union's proposed mechanism to link the rule of law to budget disbursements for EU nations a “political and ideological weapon,” claiming it was designed to blackmail and punish countries that reject immigration...
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African migrants have their temperature checked because of the coronavirus, after arriving at the coast of Gran Canaria island, Spain on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat, a group of 44 migrants arrived at Maspalomas beach. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
November 17, 2020 - 5:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescue services said Tuesday they intercepted more than 320 migrants in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago. The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran Canaria between midnight and early morning. The migrants, all from the...
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