Political refugees

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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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 - 7:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1 p.m. European Union countries remain deeply divided over how to reform the bloc's asylum system as an end of June deadline approaches for updating rules central to handling mass influxes of refugees. Well over 1 million people...
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A migrant stands in his tent during the evacuation of a makeshift camp, in Paris, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Authorities moved in early Wednesday to the so-called Millennaire tent camp on the city's edge alongside a canal used by joggers and cyclists. It is the largest of several around Paris. Two migrants drowned this month in canals along the encampments. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 30, 2018 - 3:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Police moved in on Wednesday to clear out some 1,500 people from the largest makeshift migrant camp in the French capital, which has become a focal point in France's immigration debate. The mainly African migrants were being moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers...
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In this photo released by the National Electoral Institute (INE), presidential candidates, from left, independent Jaime Rodriguez, known as "El Bronco," Ricardo Anaya of the Forward for Mexico Coalition, Jose Antonio Meade, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with the MORENA party, attend the second of three debates in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mexico will hold general elections on July 1. (INE via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 1:18 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate Sunday. The debate in the border city of Tijuana focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend news conference after their meeting at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, May 18, 2018. The meeting in Sochi is Merkel's first visit to Russia in a year and comes amid tense relations between Berlin and Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
May 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's trip to Russia (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. Speaking after Friday's talks with German Chancellor Angela...
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In this Tuesday, May 2, 2018 photo Syrian children play outside their family tent at a makeshift camp outside Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Doctors at a health clinic at the site say they have to turn sick children away every day due to the scale of the treatment required. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 15, 2018 - 11:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece are preparing to vote Tuesday on a proposed bill to speed up the asylum process for migrants, ease the overcrowding at Greek island refugee camps and deport more people back to Turkey. Under the proposed changes, staff will be increased at the asylum...
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