Tag: Europe Migrant Crisis

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War-Ravaged Bosnia Struggles to Cope with New Migrants

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it.

ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 9: Greek special police secure the 2004 Olympic Games zone in the port of Pireaus, on August 9, 2004 where luxury liners have been hired to serve as floating hotels for state leaders and VIPs during the Athens Olympics. The liners will be docked for the …

Nice Teenage Migrants Detained Over Riot in Greek Facility

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have detained nine teenagers in a hostel for unaccompanied migrants, following a riot over allegedly poor food and internet services at the facility.

German policemen check a 16 year-old boy from Eritrea after finding him under a train trailer at the train station in the southern German city of Raubling on August 24, 2017 during a search for illegal migrants on the German-Austrian border. / AFP PHOTO / Guenter SCHIFFMANN (Photo credit should …

Germany Records Steep Rise In Migrants Smuggled In Freight Trains

The German region of Baden-Wüttemburg has seen a dramatic increase in the number of asylum seekers smuggling themselves into the country on freight trains and has vowed stricter border controls as a result. The federal police, who are responsible for

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Spain Picks Up 524 Migrants

(AP) — Spanish rescue services say they have pulled 524 migrants to safety from 12 boats attempting to reach Spain from northern Africa, currently the most used sea route into Europe.

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Report: White Powder Sent to U.S., Israeli Embassies in Berlin

A police spokeswoman in Berlin told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that a “crazy” man sent letters last month that contained a non-dangerous white powder to the Israeli, US and Czech embassies and to other institutions in the German capital.

Migrants arrive aboard 'Lifeline', a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline, in the harbour of Valletta, Malta, on June 27, 2018. - A rescue boat stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants docked in Malta on June 27, 2018, after a deal was struck …

Malta Lets Charity Boat Dock, 141 Migrants Accepted by France, Germany

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations in what was described as a “responsibility-sharing exercise.”

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Spain: Charity Brings 87 More Migrants from Africa as Populist Backlash Builds

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant arrivals.

PASSAU, GERMANY - OCTOBER 28: German police lead arriving migrants alongside a street to a transport facility after gathering them at the border to Austria on October 28, 2015 near Wegscheid, Germany. Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer has accused the Austrian government of wantonly shuttling migrants in buses from the Slovenian …

Germany Agrees With Spain to Return Illegal Migrants

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has reached an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration.

Migrant men wait in line for their lunch in front of an abandoned school dorm, near the center of the western-Bosnian town of Bihac, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Bosnia Fears Becoming New Calais as Migrants Surge Across Border

More and more migrants have been flowing across the border into Bosnia in recent months, hoping to cross into Croatia and the European Union, but the numbers may be fueling prior tensions between ethnic and religious groups in the country.