Political refugees

Refugees and migrants take part in a protest outside an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Overcrowding at island camps has continued to worsen despite an effort by the Greek government to move more asylum seekers to the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
October 31, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Thursday that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program meant to address such challenges. The legal opinion...
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Refugees and migrants take part in a protest outside an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Overcrowding at island camps has continued to worsen despite an effort by the Greek government to move more asylum seekers to the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
October 31, 2019 - 11:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Thursday that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program meant to address such challenges. The legal opinion...
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Refugees and migrants take part in a protest outside an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Overcrowding at island camps has continued to worsen despite an effort by the Greek government to move more asylum seekers to the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
October 31, 2019 - 11:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program meant to avoid such problems. The legal opinion Thursday hits at the...
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Refugees and migrants take part in a protest outside an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Overcrowding at island camps has continued to worsen despite an effort by the Greek government to move more asylum seekers to the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
October 31, 2019 - 7:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A top European Union legal adviser says the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland have been breaking EU law by refusing to comply with the bloc's migrant quota scheme. In a legal opinion Thursday, Advocate General...
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A woman with her baby protest outside the U.N. refugee agency's offices in Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Police used water cannons while dispersing and arresting scores of foreigners who have camped outside the offices for weeks seeking relocation outside South Africa after a wave of attacks on foreigners in cities earlier this year. (AP Photo)
October 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while arresting and dispersing hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency's office seeking protection after anti-immigrant...
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A woman with her baby protest outside the U.N. refugee agency's offices in Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Police used water cannons while dispersing and arresting scores of foreigners who have camped outside the offices for weeks seeking relocation outside South Africa after a wave of attacks on foreigners in cities earlier this year. (AP Photo)
October 30, 2019 - 11:09 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while dispersing and arresting hundreds of foreigners, including children, who have camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency's office. Some of the refugees and asylum-seekers told local media they...
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Police clash with protesters outside the U.N. refugee agency's offices in Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Police used water cannons while dispersing and arresting scores of foreigners who have camped outside the offices for weeks seeking relocation outside South Africa after a wave of attacks on foreigners in cities earlier this year. (AP Photo)
October 30, 2019 - 10:06 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while dispersing and arresting hundreds of foreigners, including children, who have camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency's office. Some of the refugees and asylum-seekers told local media they...
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European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, talks to journalists during a joint news conference with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filipo Grandi, left, and UN Migration Agency Director General Antonio Vitorino at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The European Union says a "solidarity conference" has raised around 120 million euros ($133 million) for Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-wracked country and to help countries who are hosting them. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 29, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Governments, aid agencies and charity groups vowed Tuesday to boost their efforts to help Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-wracked country, and to assist neighboring communities struggling to host them, as refugee numbers look set to exceed those caused by the Syrian war. At a "...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, migrants stand on a dinghy boat off the coast of Libya. A humanitarian aid group said gunmen on Libya-flagged speedboats threatened the crew of its rescue ship Alan Kurdi and the migrants it was rescuing Saturday, firing shots into the air and water. Sea-Eye's spokesman Gorden Isler told The Associated Press that the unprecedented incident on the Mediterranean Sea was a "total shock" for the rescue crew, but that they managed to bring all the roughly 90 migrants on board. (Sea-Eye via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 12:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Italy is permitting the humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking with 104 migrants on board to land in Sicily. SOS Mediterranee, one of the charities that operate the ship, expressed relief at the decision Tuesday...
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Refugees and migrants take part in a protest outside an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Overcrowding at island camps has continued to worsen despite an effort by the Greek government to move more asylum seekers to the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
October 29, 2019 - 8:48 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — International human rights groups and relief agencies have sharply criticized plans by Greece's government to toughen asylum procedures to try and manage a recent surge in arrivals of migrants and refugees. The groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and...
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