European mass migration crisis

Migrants onboard the Open Arms vessel celebrate the news of an Italian prosecutor who has ordered that the migrants be disembarked on the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea Tuesday from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days of being on the boat in deteriorating conditions as Italy refuses to open its ports. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 22, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6;55 p.m. Portugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission. The Portuguese government said in a statement Thursday that France, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Italian Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini kisses a rosary as Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate in Rome. For months now, Salvini, a divorced father of two children by two different women, has been kissing rosaries, invoking the Madonna and quoting St. John Paul II at political rallies in a bid to rally Italian Catholics behind his nationalist message. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:35 am
ROME (AP) — Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. He took it out and kissed it again midway through the address, just as Conte began admonishing him for exploiting his Catholic faith for political ends. The interior...
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Migrants onboard the Open Arms vessel celebrate the news of an Italian prosecutor who has ordered that the migrants be disembarked on the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea Tuesday from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days of being on the boat in deteriorating conditions as Italy refuses to open its ports. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 22, 2019 - 9:38 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 45 migrants in a van close to the border with Serbia and arrested the driver on suspicion of people-smuggling. A police statement Thursday said 42 of the migrants are...
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Migrants onboard the Open Arms vessel celebrate the news of an Italian prosecutor who has ordered that the migrants be disembarked on the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea Tuesday from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days of being on the boat in deteriorating conditions as Italy refuses to open its ports. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 22, 2019 - 8:25 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Police in northern Greece say a migrant who had apparently fallen asleep on rail tracks has been hit and killed by a passing train near the porous border with Turkey. A police statement Thursday only identified the victim...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters between the Italian island of Linosa, southern Italy, and Malta. Another potential migrant standoff looms as the Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, has been sailing for 10 days without being able to dock after Malta refused to find a safe port while Italy hasn't answered the ship's request. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 7:47 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Slovenia has started erecting additional 40 kilometers (25 miles) of a fence on its southern border with Croatia to keep migrants out of the small Alpine state. Slovenian border officials said Thursday the move comes as...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters between the Italian island of Linosa, southern Italy, and Malta. Another potential migrant standoff looms as the Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, has been sailing for 10 days without being able to dock after Malta refused to find a safe port while Italy hasn't answered the ship's request. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 6:12 am
MILAN (AP) — The Ocean Viking carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is closing in on two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload the traumatized passengers — a situation that charity workers decry as "the new normal" as Europe fails to...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters between the Italian island of Linosa, southern Italy, and Malta. Another potential migrant standoff looms as the Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, has been sailing for 10 days without being able to dock after Malta refused to find a safe port while Italy hasn't answered the ship's request. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 5:30 am
MILAN (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders spokesman aboard a rescue ship carrying 356 migrants says the fact that it has become "the new normal" for such ships to be stuck at sea for weeks waiting for permission to dock is "appalling." Jay Berger, project coordinator, on Thursday called for concrete...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters between the Italian island of Linosa, southern Italy, and Malta. Another potential migrant standoff looms as the Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, has been sailing for 10 days without being able to dock after Malta refused to find a safe port while Italy hasn't answered the ship's request. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 5:12 am
MILAN (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders spokesman aboard a rescue ship carrying 356 migrants says the fact that it has become "the new normal" for such ships to be stuck at sea for weeks waiting for permission to dock is "appalling." Jay Berger, project coordinator, on Thursday called for concrete...
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The Open Arms rescue ship is docked at the Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle, southern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. An Italian prosecutor ordered the seizure of a rescue ship and the evacuation of more than 80 migrants that were aboard, capping a drama Tuesday that saw 15 people jump overboard in a desperate bid to escape deteriorating conditions on the vessel and Spain dispatch a naval ship to try to resolve the crisis. (Concetta Rizzo/ANSA via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 1:05 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Albania's Defense Ministry says its ship in the Aegean Sea has rescued 36 Afghans trying to cross into Greece. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka tweeted Wednesday that 19 Afghan children, eight women and nine men were...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, a woman disembarks from the Open Arms rescue ship on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. An Italian prosecutor ordered the seizure of a rescue ship and the immediate evacuation of more than 80 migrants still aboard, capping a drama Tuesday that saw 15 people jump overboard in a desperate bid to escape deteriorating conditions on the vessel and Spain dispatch a naval ship to try to resolve the crisis. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
August 21, 2019 - 7:46 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The European Union says it stands ready to supervise the relocation of more than 80 people evacuated from a migrant rescue ship in Italy. European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Wednesday that "we're...
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