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Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'AFM Patrol Vessel P21 stopped the tanker from entering the Maltese territorial waters,' the Armed Forces of Malta says in a statement

An armed policeman stands guard after migrants disembarked from the Motor Tanker El Hiblu 1 that was hijacked by migrants in Valletta's Grand Harbour on March 28, 2019, after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel. Photo by Jonathan Borg/AFP

Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches U.S. border in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Latin Americans have long migrated to the United States – half a million Central Americans cross Mexico each year to chase their American dreams – but they used to do it in secret

CARAVAN. Central American migrants – mostly Hondurans – moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk in the Mexican border city of Mexicali, Baja California state on their way to Tijuana, Mexico, on November 20, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Austria's priorities as it takes European Union helm

Jun 30, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The presidency gives Austria the opportunity to chair meetings and set agendas as the EU grapples with the continuing migrant influx, management of its borders, and other issues such as Brexit

EU PRESIDENCY. Austria's new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives to meet the European Council president on December 19, 2017, at the European Council in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

EU leaders seal hard-fought migration deal

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Italy's new hardline Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has vetoed joint conclusions for the entire agenda of the summit in Brussels until his demands are met

EU SUMMIT. France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (2ndL) as European Council President Donald Tusk (2ndR) speaks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European Union leaders' summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms on June 28, 2018 at the Europa building in Brussels. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

EU split on migration at 'mother of all summits'

Jun 28, 2018 - 12:11 PM

EU President Donald Tusk warns on the eve of the summit that time is running out for leaders to reassure their citizens that they can control migration before authoritarian politicians win the 'high-stakes' debate

EUROPEAN UNION. European flags are reflected at the entrance of the Berlaymont building EU Commission in Brussels on May 21,2014. File photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

7 in 10 millennials would welcome refugees in their own country – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Some 74 of the 31 000 millennials surveyed says they empathize with the situation of the refugees data from the World Economic Forum’s WEF Global Shapers Annual Survey reveal

SEEKING REFUGE. Rohingya migrants sit in a boat as they're towed closer to land by fishermen, off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia's East Aceh district of Aceh province, before being rescued on May 20, 2015. AFP Photo

Greece hopes migrant burden will turn into boon

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Unlike in the 1990s and early 2000s when the migrants mainly from Albania and Bulgaria benefited from a booming economy Greece has been unable to make the most of the recent arrivals

An Afghani refugee carries bags of received food for his family near tents set up on a baseball field at a refugee camp in the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, in a southern Athens suburb, on January 11, 2017. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The funding includes 12 2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400 000 Haitians

DROUGHT. A young girl carries water from a well to her house in a village called Pernier, 30 minute drive from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 17, 2016. According to the world food program 3.6 million Haitians face food insecurity after three consecutive years of drought. File photo by Bahare Khodabande/EPA

Germany to take Syrians under EU-Turkey pact as clashes flare

Apr 02, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Under the scheme agreed with the EU last month one Syrian refugee will be settled in Europe legally in return for every migrant taken back by Turkey from EU member Greece

A refugee cries as he arrives at the main station in Dortmund, western Germany, on September 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MAJA HITIJ GERMANY OUT

Thai summit to spotlight Myanmar, Bangladesh over migrant crisis

Nov 26, 2015 - 9:22 PM

Thailand aims to tackle in a regional summit the root causes of the region s migration crisis

RESCUE. Acehnese fishermen (L-in boat) help Rohingya migrants in their boat off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in East Aceh before being rescued on May 20, 2015. Photo by Januar/AFP

EU must limit migrant numbers – French PM

Nov 25, 2015 - 2:58 PM

Manuel Valls: Controlling the European Union s external borders is essential to the future of the EU If we don t do that people will say: Enough Europe

In this file photo, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech at the French Interior ministry in Paris before representatives of French muslim organizations. Martin Bureau/AFP

Migrant crisis debris: Greek island battles lifejacket mountain

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:36 AM

What to do with the vast heaps of lifejackets and inflatable boats left behind by the arrivals?

A young girl walks on the shore near orange life jackets and a deflated dinghy as refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 3, 2015. Photo by Aris Messinis/ AFP

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May 22, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Europe migrant terror threat 'overblown'

May 21, 2015 - 11:31 PM

But analysts say extremist groups are more interested in holding territory in the Middle East than risking their men in flimsy dinghies

MIGRANT CRISIS. A handout picture provided 10 February 2015 by the Italian Coastguard shows migrants arriving to Lampedusa, 09 February 2015. Photo by Italian Coast Guard/EPA