European mass migration crisis

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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In these photos taken Nov. 12, 2020, life jackets litter the beach off the coast of Libya near the port of al-Khums. Several migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship broke down off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the U.N. migration agency said, in the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean since last month. (Hussein Ben Mosa/ IOM 2020 via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 10:15 am
CAIRO (AP) — At least 74 migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship capsized off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the U.N.'s migration agency said, in the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean since last month. The boat was carrying over 120 migrants,...
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November 11, 2020 - 11:29 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Six people died after a Europe-bound rubber boat carrying 116 migrants and asylum-seekers fell apart in the central Mediterranean Sea, a Spanish humanitarian group said Wednesday. The Open Arms rescue ship had been searching for the boat in distress for hours before finally...
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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, Spain. Overwhelmed authorities on the Canary Islands are on Wednesday, Nov. 11 asking Spain’s government for help to care for a rising number of migrants arriving from west Africa. Nearly 2,000 migrants are living in the facility designed to shelter 400 people on a pier on the island of Gran Canaria. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
November 11, 2020 - 8:59 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Overwhelmed authorities on the Canary Islands are asking Spain’s government for help amid rising tensions between migrants and police at a crowded, makeshift tent camp for a steady stream of arrivals from west Africa. Nearly 2,000 migrants live in the facility designed to...
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A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire inside a refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, Greece, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Dozens of accommodations were destroyed by the fire that broke out on Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
November 11, 2020 - 12:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire has burnt through tents and some structures in a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The fire department said the blaze, which broke out Wednesday morning, was limited in size and was tackled by 18...
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November 09, 2020 - 7:04 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have arrested a migrant whose son died while attempting to reach a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast on suspicion of endangering a life, a crime that could carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. The 25-year-old man and his 6-year-old son, both...
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November 08, 2020 - 6:14 am
MADRID (AP) — More than 1,600 migrants have either been rescued at sea or reached Spain’s Canary Islands in small boats over the weekend, emergency services for the archipelago said Sunday. The body of one person who had died during the perilous journey was recovered by rescuers in waters near the...
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