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'Don't move!' Greek coastguards rescue migrants in Aegean

S - "Sit down! Don't move! Be quiet!" The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

Migrants lose in futile game on Hungary-Serbia frontier

Subotica - Asurma Arab and her family spent more than two years waiting in Serbia for their chance to cross the steel fence that Hungary erected along its border to keep out migrants.Little did the Afghan family know, their asylum plea was already a lost cause.

Two Greek towns protest migrant transfers

Athens - Protesters in two towns in northern Greece took to the streets Sunday to rally against the transfer of migrants from the Greek islands to sites on the mainland."They should leave.

Turkey will be sending captured Jihadist fighters home

Ankara - The Turkish government announced it would send foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria back to their countries of origin, despite the unwillingness of many European states to take them in.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Paris, Berlin and Rome to take 194 migrants rescued from Med

Rome - Nearly 200 migrants pulled from the Mediterranean in the last two weeks by two humanitarian rescue boats will be taken in by France, Germany and Italy, in line with a European deal agreed in September.

Idol winners David Cook and Kris Allen to tour Europe in 2020

On October 21, "American Idol" winners David Cook and Kris Allen announced on social media that they will be touring Europe in 2020.

European rights court rejects bid to halt Franco's exhumation

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) denied a bid Thursday to halt the Spanish government's plans to exhume the remains of dictator Francisco Franco from a grandiose mausoleum.

Drowned migrant mother 'held baby to the last': Italian diver

Rome - An Italian diver who led a search for victims of a Mediterranean shipwreck has described the horror of finding the body of a baby, whose mother had clutched him to her as they drowned.

Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish offensive in Syria

Paris - The leaders of France and Germany called Sunday for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, warning of dire humanitarian consequences and a boost for the Islamic State group.

Security Council considers US text urging Turkey to rely on diplomacy in Syria

New York - The UN Security Council is considering a US-drafted text calling for Turkey, currently engaged in an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces, to return to diplomacy, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

Ransomware attacks 'getting bolder': Europol

Den Haag - Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such malicious cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data encryption a key target, Europe's police agency said Wednesday,.

Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

New York - European members of the UN Security Council called Tuesday for the strict enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, after a closed door meeting prompted by Pyongyang's latest missile test.

Europeans fear IS comeback after Trump pullback from Syria

Paris - European powers on Monday warned against a threatened Turkish offensive in northern Syria, saying the move, which has been facilitated by a US pullout, would boost the Islamic State group and spark a new refugee crisis.

African migrant child dies trying to reach Spain

Madrid - A young African child has died off the coast of Spain after being rescued from a packed boat carrying 66 migrants, the maritime rescue services said Friday.

EU commissioner says 'urgent need' to prevent migrant departures from Turkey

Ankara - EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there was an "urgent need" to stop illegal departures from Turkey as Greece struggles to cope with a sharp increase in the refugee arrivals.

Greece struggles to cope as migrant arrivals soar

St - The hulking Greek coastguard officer gazed intently as another group of migrants, the fifth of the day, boarded a minibus after landing on a beach on the island of Lesbos.

Macron meets Ukraine filmmaker Sentsov after release by Russia

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron met Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov on Tuesday, less than a month after his release from five years in prison in Russia on charges which sparked international outrage.

Hundreds of migrants protest conditions on Greek isle of Lesbos

M - Around a thousand migrants staged a fresh protest Tuesday in Europe's largest migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, two days after a deadly fire at the vastly overcrowded facility.

Hundreds of migrants protest conditions on Greek isle of Lesbos

M - Around 400 migrants staged a fresh protest Tuesday against conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos, police said, two days after a deadly fire at the overcrowded migrant camp there.

UN, Lesbos mayor urge migrant camp transfers after deadly fire

M - The UN and the mayor of Lesbos on Monday called for the immediate transfer of migrants from an overcrowded Greek refugee camp on the island after a deadly fire sparked riots.

Two dead in Greek migrant camp blaze: report

M - At least two migrants died on Sunday in a fire at a Greek island refugee camp, a report said, with the blaze triggering rioting by angry residents.

At least one dead in Greek migrant camp blaze

M - At least one migrant died on Sunday after a fire broke out in Moria, the over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's Health Ministry said.

Ministers agree draft new EU migrant system in Malta

Valletta - Four EU countries on Monday agreed a new temporary system to automatically distribute migrants arriving in Italy and Malta from across the Mediterranean which will be discussed by the full EU next month.

Italy rise in 'phantom' boats as new route sees migrants go undetected

Rome - Italy has seen a rise in so-called "phantom" boat arrivals as traffickers ferry migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia rather than Libya without being spotted, a prosecutor warned Saturday.

Trump threatens to release IS captives at European borders

Washington - US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to release Islamic State prisoners at European borders if France, Germany and other countries don't take back their captured nationals.

Malta saves stricken pregnant migrant, 44 others

Valletta - Malta on Wednesday said it had rescued 45 stricken migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing, including airlifting a pregnant woman at risk of miscarriage.

Macron signals tougher line on immigration

Paris - With an eye on re-election, France's Emmanuel Macron has signalled a tougher line on immigration, arguing that the government must end its "lax" approach to prevent voters from drifting to the far right.

Two Italian officers to stand trial over deadly 2013 shipwreck

Rome - Two Italian officers accused of delaying the response to a 2013 shipwreck in which some 260 migrants drowned will stand trial for manslaughter, a court in Italy ruled Monday.
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