Political refugees

FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 filer, migrants line-up after disembarking at the Reggio Calabria harbor, Southern Italy. An aid ship carrying 629 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean was waiting to learn where it can dock. The NGO SOS Mediterranee tweeted on Sunday the migrants aboard the Aquarius include 40 plucked from the sea after their dinghy collapsed. Among the migrants are 400 migrants rescued by Italy’s coast guard and navy and private cargo ships. Italy’s new right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says he won’t allow boat after boat to disembark rescued migrants in Italy. (Marco Costantino/ANSA via AP, File)
June 11, 2018 - 5:18 am
ROME (AP) — Italy and Malta dug in for a second day Monday and refused to let a rescue ship with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy's new anti-immigrant government. "Enough!" said Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini...
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Migrants disembark at the Reggio Calabria harbor, Southern Italy, Saturday, June 9, 2018. More than 200 migrants arrived at the Reggio Calabria port on Saturday after being rescued by the NGO Sea Watch on Thursday during two different operations. (Marco Costantino/ANSA via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 5:55 pm
ROME (AP) — A private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants remained at sea Sunday evening after more than a day of not receiving permission to dock in either Italy or the small Mediterranean island nation of Malta. Aid group SOS Mediterraneee said the passengers on its ship, the Aquarius, included 400...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees wait in a queue to receive relief material at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:47 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The memorandum of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees wait in a queue to receive relief material at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
June 06, 2018 - 2:42 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The memorandum of understanding...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees wait in a queue to receive relief material at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
June 06, 2018 - 2:01 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The memorandum of understanding...
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French gendarmes and associations members count migrants as they are clearing out a makeshift camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 05, 2018 - 11:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 5 p.m. Greece's coast guard says a search and rescue operation is underway for a boat reportedly carrying 21 people believed to be migrants in the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland. Four patrol boats and a coast guard...
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French gendarme gestures to a migrant as they are clearing out a makeshift migrant camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 05, 2018 - 9:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 3 p.m. Bavaria plans to charter its own flights to deport rejected asylum-seekers, as elections in the conservative southern German state loom this fall. Governor Markus Soeder says the flights are among numerous measures...
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French gendarme gestures to a migrant as they are clearing out a makeshift migrant camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 05, 2018 - 8:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.N. migration agency says the weekend capsizing off Tunisia of an overloaded smuggling boat is now believed to have killed 112 migrants, making it the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this year...
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French gendarme gestures to a migrant as they are clearing out a makeshift migrant camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 05, 2018 - 7:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.N. migration agency says the weekend capsizing off Tunisia of an overloaded smuggling boat is now believed to have killed 112 migrants, making it the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this year...
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French gendarme gestures to a migrant as they are clearing out a makeshift migrant camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 05, 2018 - 7:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.N. agencies say at least 100 migrants are now believed to have died after an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off Tunisia last weekend. The shipwreck is believed to be the most deadly on the Mediterranean Sea this...
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