European mass migration crisis

A Border Force vessel brings a group of people thought to be migrants into the port city of Dover, England, from small boats, Saturday Aug. 8, 2020. The British government says it will strengthen border measures as calm summer weather has prompted a record number of people to attempt the risky sea crossing in small vessels, from northern France to England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 08, 2020 - 7:09 am
Britain’s military said Saturday it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the U.K. from France in small boats, after a surge in the number of vessels making the dangerous journey. The Ministry of Defense said it had received a request from the Home Office to "support...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 01, 2020 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump’s most significant and boldest actions. From the Middle East to Asia...
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Migrants from Niger jump atop a pickup after being offered a job in the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 28, 2020 - 5:10 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A new U.N. refugee agency report on migrants who braved long and often-deadly land routes to Libya has found that government officials, such as border guards, police and soldiers, in the African countries they crossed were responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence...
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Migrants arrive in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, aboard two military ships after being transferred from the island of Lampedusa, where a number of small boat carrying migrants arrived in the last days, Monday, July 27, 2020. (Fabio Peonia/LaPresse via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 12:49 pm
ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream from the economically struggling North African country that is sorely testing Italian small town mayors' ability to stop them escaping by the hundreds from quarantine amid...
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A child looks out of a window of a plane as a group of migrant children with health issues board a plane to Germany, at Athens International Airport, Friday, July 24, 2020. German Foreign Heiko Maas, on a visit to Athens this week, said his country would follow through in its pledge to assist Greece with the relocation of unaccompanied minors and other children at refugee camps in Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 24, 2020 - 7:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Greece transferred 18 children with medical needs and their close relatives who were living in overcrowded migrant camps to Germany on Friday, authorities said. A flight that arrived at Kassel airport in central Germany from Athens brought in 83 people in total, who were to be shared...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2020 file photo, the Ocean Viking rescue ship of the humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee is moored at Porto Empedocle harbor, southern Italy. The humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday, July 23, 2020, that Italian authorities have blocked its rescue ship in port and characterized the move as harassment. (Fabio Peonia/LaPresse via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 7:12 am
MILAN (AP) — The humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday that Italian authorities have blocked its rescue ship in port and characterized the move as harassment. The group’s ship Ocean Viking arrived in Sicily on July 7 with 180 migrants rescued off Libya, the last ship active in carrying...
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Swimmers cool off from the mid-summer heat in the clear east Mediterranean waters of Cyprus' Fig Tree Bay in the coastal resort of Protaras near Ayia Napa on Saturday, July 18 2020. Tourism-reliant Cyprus projects that this year, it will receive less than a quarter of the record 3.9 million holiday makers it got in 2019 because of the global coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 19, 2020 - 11:52 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Asylum-seekers infected with coronavirus could be seeping through the porous cease-fire line in the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the country's health minister warned Sunday. Minister Constantinos Ioannou pointed to “a problem” after a number of migrants...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo students walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, Calif. Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international students, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader fight over the nation’s reputation as a place that embraces and fosters the world’s best scholars. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 19, 2020 - 6:40 am
Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international students, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader fight over the nation’s reputation as a place that embraces and fosters the world’s best scholars. University leaders see it as a steady erosion. They say the Trump administration’s...
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July 18, 2020 - 12:11 pm
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have found 55 migrants in two separate incidents. One migrant was injured when the truck carrying him and 42 others hit a concrete pillar at a toll station. Both incidents took place Friday, police announced Saturday, and all the...
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July 12, 2020 - 1:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — France and Britain signed an agreement Sunday to share intelligence in their joint fight against the human traffickers who are illegally smuggling migrants across the English Channel. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the deal to set up a French-British intelligence unit...
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