Political refugees

Migrants wait to be disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, as it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 8:57 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. A German humanitarian group that's been heavily criticized by European governments for rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya says it had no other choice. A representative of Mission Lifeline said...
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Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, sitting with his daughters Sahar, 5, and Ruba, 11, holds documents for his U.S. resettlement application at his rented apartment in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mansour who had been tapped for possible resettlement to the United States says his hopes have been crushed for good by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Trump administration travel ban for Syria and four other Muslim-majority countries. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
June 27, 2018 - 6:10 pm
The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with and goes to hug Pope Francis at the end of their private audience, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Alessandra Tarantino/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 9:34 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron in lengthy private talks at the Vatican Tuesday discussed migration issues and reflected together on prospects for Europe, amid growing challenges to the continent's unity. Tensions in the European Union over how to share the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with and goes to hug Pope Francis at the end of their private audience, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Alessandra Tarantino/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 7:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron held talks Tuesday in a private meeting that went overtime at the Vatican, with sharp European tensions over migrants the backdrop for the encounter. The two men spoke for 57 minutes in the pope's library in the Apostolic Palace...
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This Sunday, June 24, 2018 photo released by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. There were four boats, boarding 490 African migrants including 75 women and 21 children, Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's populist interior minister returned from a quick trip to Libya on Monday expressing confidence in his decision to close Italian ports to migrants while pressuring the rest of Europe to help the North African country secure its borders. Matteo Salvini chose the Libyan capital of...
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Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein, right, receives Britain's Prince William after his arrival at Marka Airport in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. He plans to meet with young people, refugees and political leaders in a tumultuous region Britain had controlled between the two world wars. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
June 24, 2018 - 11:21 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an informal EU summit on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
June 24, 2018 - 4:01 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, left, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a round table meeting at an informal EU summit on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 1:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the media as he arrives for an informal EU summit on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 24, 2018 - 10:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is urging his European Union partners to help Spain deal with the arrival of thousands of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea. Sanchez said Sunday that he will...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Salvini said the rescue was in Libyan waters, which Lifeline denies. (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. Facing a domestic political crisis in Germany over the topic...
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