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Spanish-flagged boat rescues 265 migrants in Mediterranean

ROME (AP) — A Spanish-flagged humanitarian ship on Sunday was seeking a port of safety for 265 migrants its crew rescued from the Mediterranean...

20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to...

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean survey

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish research vessel at the heart of a Mediterranean Sea energy dispute between Turkey and Greece is back in port...

German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister on Tuesday rejected Turkey's complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a...

Migrant arrivals putting pressure on Spain’s Canary Islands

MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescue services have located 1,300 migrants in four days in the Atlantic Ocean and transferred them to the southern Canary...

5 migrants evacuated, 257 onboard Mediterranean rescue ship

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Five rescued migrants in need of medical care have been airlifted from a Spanish humanitarian rescue ship sailing in the...

6 dead, 110 saved in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Six people died after a Europe-bound rubber boat carrying 116 migrants and asylum-seekers fell apart in the central Mediterranean Sea,...

Tensions in packed migrant shelter on Spain´s Canary Islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Overwhelmed authorities on the Canary Islands are asking Spain’s government for help amid rising tensions between migrants and police at...

Over 1,600 migrants reach Spain’s Canary Islands, 1 dies

MADRID (AP) — More than 1,600 migrants have either been rescued at sea or reached Spain’s Canary Islands in small boats over the weekend,...

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel began indirect talks on Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that...

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...

EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to impose sanctions on dozens of senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election...

NATO helps Greece, Turkey agree steps to avoid conflict

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and Turkey agreed Thursday to safety measures aimed at preventing standoffs between their warships and military aircraft in the Mediterranean...

Pompeo voices support for talks between Greece, Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support Tuesday for talks between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies whose relations deteriorated...

Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute, an Israeli...

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...

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 to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister outlined plans Saturday to upgrade the country's defense capabilities, including purchasing new fighter planes, frigates, helicopters and...

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