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Crisis Warnings Sound as EU Gears Up For New Migrant Wave

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Tens of thousands of people seeking better lives are expected to trek across deserts and board unseaworthy boats in war-torn Libya this year in a desperate effort to reach European shores by way of Italy. More

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Malta PM: Brexit Deal Must be Worse Than EU Membership

VALLETTA (AFP) – Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union must be worse than the terms of its membership, said Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whose country has just taken on the six-month EU presidency.

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Hijackers of Libyan Plane Surrender in Malta

Hijackers claiming to have a grenade took over a Libyan plane Friday and diverted it to Malta before releasing everyone onboard and surrendering to authorities, officials said.

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Plane Crashes after Take-off in Malta, at Least Five Dead

(Reuters) – A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Malta on Monday, killing at least five people on board in the island nation’s worst peacetime air accident, airport sources and witnesses said. Airport officials initially said the plane was

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Hungary’s Orbán To Send 300 Border Police To Greece

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said his country and three other Eastern European nations will send 300 border guards to Greece to help stop the massive influx of migrants currently entering Europe. Speaking at the European migration summit in

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis Tops Agenda For Malta Summit

The heads of state and government from most of the EU member countries and more than 30 African nations are due in the Maltese capital Valletta on Wednesday for talks on tackling Europe’s migration crisis. The two-day summit ending Thursday

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Poll: Immigration Beats Economy And Unemployment As Major Concern Of Europeans

According to latest polling information released by the European Commission, immigration is the main concern of Europeans, ahead of economic problems and unemployment. The 38 per cent of respondents across the European Union citing immigration as their top concern contrasts to a similar

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Hungarian Prime Minister Warns Mass Migration Threatens European Survival

The tidal wave of migrants fleeing the bloody chaos of the post-Obama Middle East has been hitting Mediterranean nations particularly hard. But Hungary has seen a sizable number of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan as well, experiencing what the Wall Street Journal describes as a doubling of last year’s total migrant population in just the first six months of 2015.

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EU Plans to Return Most Mediterranean Refugees

The European Union’s summit to deal with the Mediterranean refugee crisis is underway, and based on leaked documents, it appears a major component of the strategy will involve returning most migrants to their countries of origin.