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French police clear 450 migrants from camp in Nantes

Nantes - French police on Monday cleared some 450 Sudanese and Eritrean migrants from a park in the western city of Nantes where they had been camping for more than a month.

Malta to take in 19 migrants after shipwreck in Mediterranean

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday said his country will take in 19 migrants rescued after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean overnight.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

London - Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

Italian coastguards express unease as government closes ports to migrants

Rome - The decision by Italy's new populist government to close the country's ports to migrants saved at sea is causing unease within the heart of the Italian coastguard, some staff say, who until recently played a key role in rescue missions.

EU intensifies legal action against Hungary over asylum seekers

Apo - The European Union on Thursday intensified legal action against Hungary in a bid to make it comply with EU asylum rules, denouncing a law to punish activists who support asylum seekers.

Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

Daloa - They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.And yes, they admit, there may be risks but nothing that cannot be overcome with a bit of courage."I'm not afraid.

EU deal to deploy border guards in Macedonia to curb migrants

Apo - The European Union said it struck a deal Wednesday with Macedonia to deploy border guards to the non-EU Balkan state to help cope with any migrant surges.

Wrongfully deported Afghan to return to Germany: ministry

Berlin - An asylum seeker deported to Afghanistan this month will be returned to Germany, the interior ministry said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of scandals surrounding Berlin's hardening migration policy.

Spanish rescue ship heads home after dramatic rescue

Italy - A Spanish NGO that saved a woman off Libya who was drifting on a deflated dinghy next to the bodies of a boy and another woman said Wednesday it is taking her to Spain for her safety.

German bill to cut asylum seekers from N.Africa, Georgia

Berlin - Germany's government launched a renewed attempt Wednesday to declare three North African states and Georgia "safe countries of origin", which would raise the hurdles for asylum requests by its citizens.

Europe urged to tackle airspace bottlenecks as delays soar

Geneva - The world airline body on Wednesday urged European governments to urgently fix the region's airspace bottlenecks, saying that delays had more than doubled during the first half of the year.

More migrants take sea route to Spain than Italy this year: UN

Geneva - The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings.

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia in two separate judgements Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot.

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot in two separate judgements.

Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe

Apo - Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.

Utilities in Europe to use long-distance drones for inspections

European utility companies are looking at using long-distance drones to inspect thousands of miles of grids and pipelines for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year

Children among eight migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

Tripoli - Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday.

EU warns Airbnb to obey rules or risk fines

Apo - The European Union on Monday warned holiday rental site Airbnb to bring consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules or risk financial penalties.

Five European countries to take in stranded migrants: Italy PM

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday said five European countries had agreed to take in 250 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels.

Italy's request to take migrants "road to hell": Czech PM

Prague - Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Sunday he saw Italy's request that EU peers take some of 450 migrants stranded at sea on two Frontex vessels as "a road to hell.

Trump's trip to Europe: top five highlights

London - Here are five highlights from US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe, as he prepares to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday:- Sticking it to the Germans -Trump started his trip Wednesday by blasting Germany for falling...

Austrian president criticises government's asylum proposals

Vienna - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen used an interview published on Saturday to criticise proposals put forward by the government to make it impossible to claim asylum on European soil.

France, Malta will take 50 rescued migrants each: PM

Rome - France and Malta have agreed to take 50 migrants each out of 450 stranded at sea on two EU border agency vessels, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Saturday after pressing his European peers to keep their promise to share the burden.

New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

Rome - Italy and Malta appeared to be heading for another spat over migrant arrivals after the Italian interior minister on Friday said he would not allow a ship carrying over 400 people to dock.

Dozens of migrants disembark from coastguard ship in Italy

Apo - Dozens of migrants were permitted to disembark from an Italian coast guard ship in Sicily late Thursday, after they were held at the port over suspicions that some had been involved in a reported mutiny.

Italy's Salvini refuses to let migrants on coastguard ship disembark

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said over 60 migrants on board an Italian coastguard ship which docked Thursday in Sicily were "not authorised to disembark" pending an investigation into a reported on board mutiny.

Germany aims for migration deal with Italy by end of July

Innsbruck - Germany's interior minister said Wednesday he hopes to reach an agreement with Italy by the end of the month on the vexed topic of returning migrants there from Germany.

Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land

Rome - Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday called for "guarantees" before allowing an Italian coastguard ship with more than 60 migrants on board to dock.

No need to mistreat migrants for border control: IFRC

New York - Migrants face increasing barriers to accessing basic services and aid, the world's largest humanitarian network warned Tuesday, urging governments to ease those restrictions as Europe and America battle migration crises.

Bosnia unwilling to play EU's migration border guard

Sarajevo - As EU states look to stem migrant flows to the continent, aspiring European Union member Bosnia is caught in the middle, with thousands of immigrants stuck in the impoverished Balkan country.
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