European mass migration crisis

The Spanish NGO's Proactiva Open Arms vessel is seen at harbor at the port of Pozzallo, in the southern Italian island of Sicily, Monday, March 19, 2018. The NGO’s migrant rescue ship has been put under sequester by prosecutors’ orders, Sunday, March 18 in Pozzallo, where the vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued last week in the Mediterranean north of Libya. (AP Photo/Alessio Tricani)
March 19, 2018 - 7:19 am
ROME (AP) — A Spanish aid group says Italy has seized one of its migrant rescue boats because it refused to cave in to death threats by the Libya coast guard and hand over the migrants. Proactiva Open Arms on Monday confirmed reports that the rescue vessel Open Arms was sequestered Sunday in the...
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In this July 13, 2017 photo, migrants stand on the deck of the Spanish NGO's Proactiva Open Arms vessel at harbor at Porto Empedocle in the southern Italian island of Sicily. The Italian news agency ANSA says the NGO’s migrant rescue ship has been put under sequester by prosecutors’ orders, Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Pozzallo port, Sicily, where, a day earlier, the vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued last week in the Mediterranean north of Libya. (Montana/ANSA via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian news agency ANSA says a Spanish non-governmental organization's migrant rescue ship has been sequestered in Sicily by prosecutors' orders. The seizure took place Sunday in Pozzallo port, where a day earlier the Proactiva Open Arms' vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:36 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey border. The traffickers were arrested after bringing 45 Syrian and Iraqi men, women and children across a river that forms the border between the two countries at...
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A New York City firefighter greets spectators as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching bands after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants." (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 17, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of more than 100...
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A coast guard vessel arrives with the bodies of migrants at the port of Pythagorio on the eastern Greek island of Samos, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Greece's coast guard said Saturday the bodies of fourteen people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
March 17, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing. The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons...
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March 16, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's ombudsman has urged the government to issue residence papers for ethnic Albanians who have been displaced from neighboring Serbia for "security, social or economic reasons." A report from the people's advocate said Friday that since 2001, some 3,500 ethnic Albanians...
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March 16, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ROME (AP) — A Spanish rescue ship carrying 216 migrants was waiting Friday to be let into an Italian port after having a high-seas run-in with Libya's armed coast guard during the rescue. Proactiva Open Arms said a sick baby and her mother were evacuated to Malta on Friday while the other migrants...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, left, talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German parliament in Berlin. Germany’s new interior minister is positioning himself to the right of Chancellor Angela Merkel on migration, telling a newspaper Islam is not a part of Germany Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
March 16, 2018 - 9:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new interior minister said Friday he doesn't consider Islam to be a part of Germany, a position that puts him at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the central question of migration. Horst Seehofer, the country's top security official, told the Bild newspaper that "Islam...
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UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl delivers his speech during an UNRWA conference, in Rome, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 15, 2018 - 8:49 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. donor conference for Palestinian refugees (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The United Nations says a donor conference has produced nearly $100 million in new pledges to fund the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees this year after the U.S. slashed its aid. But...
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March 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has sentenced a Syrian man to seven years in prison after convicting him in a retrial of entering Hungary's illegally and committing an act of terror by throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot. Ahmed Hamed had been sentenced to 10 years in...
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