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New arrest after France church attack, security tightened

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor the three people killed in a French church by a young...

Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French...

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but...

IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A weekend migrant shipwreck off Senegal has left at least 140 people dead, making it the deadliest so far this...

France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers on Wednesday abandoned the hunt for survivors from a boat carrying migrants that capsized while trying to cross the...

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

PARIS (AP) — At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France...

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries...

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions...

Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Danish aid workers stationed in the Balkans say dozens of migrants have alleged they were brutalized by Croatian law-enforcement officers...

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

As Joe Biden hopscotched through Iowa and New Hampshire in late 2019, he also name-dropped his way across the globe. ...

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers...

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they...

Spanish islands struggle with migration surge amid pandemic

MASPALOMAS, Spain (AP) — Rescues at sea and arrivals of flimsy boats from Africa on Spain’s Canary Islands, where local authorities are already struggling...

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that...

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was...

Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown...

10 arrested in North Macedonia migrant smuggling bust

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Ten men were arrested in North Macedonia on Thursday, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought in migrants...

Lives Lost: London rabbi worked to end community’s isolation

LONDON (AP) — Rabbi Avrohom Pinter gave his life to save his neighbors. ...

Norway grants asylum to fugitive Pole, raising controversy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Norway has granted asylum to a Polish man who had fled prison term for fraud and forging of documents, but...

EU states accept plan as a basis to revamp asylum policy

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers agreed Thursday that sweeping new proposals to revamp the bloc's failed asylum system should form the basis...

EU lashes out at Turkey over rule of law, rights, freedoms

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that Turkey’s negotiations on joining the world’s biggest trade bloc shouldn't be accelerated because of its...

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrested

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Five men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought migrants from neighboring...

Lebanon affirms deal to take back migrants sailing to Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Lebanon on Tuesday reaffirmed an agreement for Lebanese authorities to take back migrants aboard boats trying to reach...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

UK government says it will reform ‘broken’ asylum system

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum...

UN authorizes inspection of vessels for migrants from Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday authorizing member nations to inspect vessels on the high seas off...

Dutch activists want to airlift migrants off Greek island

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Dutch refugee activists is planning to fly an empty plane to the Greek island of Lesbos...

Greek authorities locate suspected migrant smuggling boat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A sailboat believed to be carrying dozens of migrants has been located drifting south of the southern Greek island of...

Clash among migrants in Bosnia kills 2, injures 18

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Two people were killed and 18 others were hurt in a clash among migrants in the northwestern part of the...

139 refugees head to Germany from Greece for resettlement

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 139 vulnerable asylum-seekers who had been living in overcrowded Greek island camps have left for Germany, as...

Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in Italy

RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — Once it was just the jobless young men who set off from Tunisia’s rocky northern beaches for Sicily, usually...

Rights group: Cyprus pushed back migrants, ignored claims

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities pushed back 200 migrants and refugees arriving from Lebanon aboard boats earlier this month, ignoring their claims for...

German far-right party fires official over migrant comment

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could...

APNewsBreak: Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law...

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them back out to sea

DIKILI, Turkey (AP) — Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life...

UN official: Bosnia authorities expose migrants to suffering

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — With harsh weather fast approaching, the number of migrants and refugees who are sleeping rough in Bosnia keeps rising because...

Italy lets migrants dock in Sardinia, but not disembark yet

ROME (AP) — Italy on Thursday allowed a rescue ship with 125 migrants aboard to dock in Sardinia to escape rough seas and said...

EU tries to sell migrant pact amid claims the hardliners won

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration officials struggled Thursday to sell their new plan to overhaul the bloc’s failed asylum system amid...

Amnesty: Migrants face ‘vicious cycle of cruelty’ in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year were forcefully...

Hundreds of migrants reach UK in record month of crossings

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K....

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many...

Aid groups call Italy’s blockade of rescue ship ‘political’

MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of...

One family’s desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son...

Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new tent camp

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday relocated more than a thousand more migrants who had been...

In Greece, a migrant’s dream of walking is set back by fire

MORIA, Greece (AP) — Ayoub Husseini’s struggle to survive and dream of walking again one day have taken a sudden and cruel turn for...

After fire, Greek police move asylum-seekers to new camp

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — Greek police are moving hundreds of migrants to an army-built camp on the island of Lesbos Thursday after a...

29 German police suspended over far-right chat groups

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have suspended 29 police officers suspected of sharing far-right propaganda in WhatsApp groups, at least two of...

Portugal migrant arrivals prompt negotiations with Morocco

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lisbon and Rabat are negotiating a deal that would allow an agreed number of citizens from Morocco to work legally...

Greece: 4 Afghans charged with arson for fire at Lesbos camp

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Four Afghan migrants have been charged with arson for alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a large refugee...

Greece wants the EU to help run its island migrant camps

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece's eastern islands...

Greece: 3 migrants dead, 56 saved after boat sinks off Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete on Monday, leaving three dead, while a large rescue...

Greece: Homeless migrants will be housed ‘in coming days’

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Sunday that some 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left without shelter after fires gutted an overcrowded refugee camp...

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest

MORIA, Lesbos (AP) — Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive...

Greece seeks shelter for thousands after refugee camp fire

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Authorities on Friday sought to shelter thousands of refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed...

Humanitarian ship takes 27 migrants from Danish tanker

MILAN (AP) — Twenty-seven migrants who have grown increasingly distressed aboard a Danish tanker since being rescued at sea more than a month ago...

Little left of Greece’s Moria refugee camp after 2nd fire

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Little remained of Greece's notoriously overcrowded Moria refugee camp Thursday after a second fire overnight destroyed nearly everything that had...

New fire breaks out in crowded refugee camp on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fire struck again Wednesday night in Greece's notoriously overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, a day after a...

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for...

Greece: 151 migrants rescued from yacht in gale force winds

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says a rescue operation was launched overnight after a yacht carrying more than 150 migrants was found...

Flurry of tests as COVID hits Greece’s biggest migrant camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A major testing and contact-tracing operation at Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern island of Lesbos has so far...

Denmark: Tunisia should take migrants rescued off Malta

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark says that “Tunisia is responsible for receiving” the 27 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean by a Danish-flagged...

Migrants are moved from overcrowded Italian island facility

LAMPEDUSA ISLAND, Italy (AP) — With the help of a local fishing boat, hundreds of migrants were transferred on Saturday to a ferry from...

Anti-immigrant protesters scuffle with police in UK’s Dover

LONDON (AP) — Far-right protesters clashed with police Saturday in the English port of Dover, where thousands of migrants have arrived in recent months...

NATO: Turkey, Greece start talks to reduce risk of conflict

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite a denial from Greece, the chief of NATO said Friday that Greece and Turkey have started technical discussions aimed...

Minister: Over 10,000 migrants stopped from entering Greece

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) —...

Tunisian prime minister wins confidence vote amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) —...

74 migrants on broken down yacht rescued off western Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) —...

Man pleads to 39 manslaughter counts in container case

LONDON (AP) — A...

Greece launches rescue for new migrant boat near Rhodes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) —...

Scant mention of brewing crises at Republican convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — As...

Migrants at center of political tug-of-war in divided Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) —...

The Latest: As virus spikes, S. Korea tightens restrictions

SEOUL, South Korea —...

Vacationers, migrants drive Italy’s surge in COVID cases

ROME (AP) — Sicily’s...

Spain: Migrant dies after group tries to cross Melilla fence

MADRID (AP) — Spanish...

Group: 1 million people displaced in Burkina Faso

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —...

North Macedonia police find 80 migrants, arrest truck driver

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

BONDY, France (AP) —...

US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements...

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

UK govt, Ben & Jerry’s in spat over treatment of migrants

LONDON (AP) — Relations...

UK seeks French muscle to stop migrants crossing Channel

PARIS (AP) — Britain’s...

Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — As...

Romanian midwife championed in Britain as homeland in crisis

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) —...

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

Britain’s military said Saturday...

Researchers say UK faces a Brexit brain drain to the EU

LONDON (AP) — The...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should...

Italian island out of room to quarantine arriving migrants

ROME (AP) — Several...

22 migrant kids with medical needs go to Germany from Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Another...

Greece sends 18 migrant kids with medical needs to Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Greece...

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