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In tense talks, EU warns Erdogan to respect migrants deal

Apo - Stern-faced EU leaders warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect the terms of a previous deal to keep migrants away from Europe's borders, after the Turkish leader came to Brussels to demand more support.

Erdogan holds Brussels talks as EU mulls taking in children refugees

Apo - EU chiefs meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to warn him not to trigger a renewed migrant crisis on their southeastern border, as member states offered to take in some child refugees.

Hospitality gives way to hostility for migrants to Greece

Athens - Five years ago, Greece offered hospitality to a huge wave of migrants at the height of the Syrian civil war -- but today, hostility greets those seeking a new life.

Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions

A fire engulfed a refugee shelter on the island of Lesbos Saturday as Greece announced further restrictions towards asylum seekers in response to a migration surge enabled by Turkey.

Turkey to stop migrants from risky Aegean sea crossings

Apo - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the Turkish coastguard to stop migrants from making risky Aegean sea crossings, as fresh clashes erupted Saturday pitting migrants against Greek border police.

Greeks accused of threatening aid workers helping migrants appear in court

Two men appeared in a Lesbos court Friday in the first legal action against Greeks accused of attacking aid workers on the island, where a violent backlash has erupted against those helping the swelling number of refugees.

Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU amid migrant crisis

Zagreb - With tensions growing and accusations flying between Turkey and the EU over an escalating migrant crisis, the head of NATO has warned Europe it must find a way to work with "important ally" Ankara.

Refugee aid groups attacked as tensions rock Greek island

Several aid groups on Greece's Lesbos said Tuesday they were suspending work with refugees and evacuating staff in the wake of violence by locals, amid fear and confusion on an island in the crosshairs of the migrant crisis.

EU leaders head to Turkey and Greece amid migrant crisis

Istanbul - The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece Tuesday, as concern grew over a fresh migrant crisis and accusations that Ankara was trying to "blackmail" the bloc by opening its borders to thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe.

Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them into backing his incursions into Syria.

Greek islanders block migrant boat from landing

St - A group of local people on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday stopped around 50 migrants, including children, from landing their boat after several hours at sea, AFP photographers witnessed.

'Are we in Greece?': Migrants seize their chance in Europe quest

Talatpasa - Some attempt to cut through a barbed wire fence while others hunt for wood and rocks to throw at police.

Greek islanders stage new protests over migrant camps

More than 1,000 people rallied on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday to protest against new migrant camps, a day after violent clashes left more than 60 injured, mostly police officers.

Greek islanders stage new protests over migrant camps

More than 1,000 people rallied on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday to protest against new migrant camps, a day after violent clashes left more than 60 injured, mostly police officers.

Dozens injured in fresh Greek protests over migrant camps

Hundreds of protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday threw stones at police who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, an AFP photographer said, on a second day of demonstrations against the construction of new migrant ...

Greek islanders take anti-camp protest to Athens

Athens - Greek officials and residents from islands hosting thousands of asylum-seekers staged a protest in Athens on Thursday against plans to build new camps.

Italy Senate votes for far-right leader Salvini to face trial

Rome - Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini is to stand trial on charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea, after senators voted Wednesday to strip him of his parliamentary immunity.

Nearly 500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean seek safe ports

Nearly 500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by two boats run by aid agencies were looking for safe ports in Malta and Italy, the groups said Monday.

German charity Sea-Eye says 78 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Berlin - German charity Sea-Eye said it had rescued 78 migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday and accused Libyan authorities of harassing rescuers and acting illegally.

Mexico respected rights of detained caravan migrants: AMLO

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Friday that Mexico had respected the human rights of hundreds of Central American migrants detained in a robust security force operation the day before.

Thousands of Greek islanders protest against migrant camps

Thousands of residents on Greek islands hosting large migrant camps kicked off a day of protests on Wednesday, demanding the immediate removal of asylum seekers.

Thousands on Greek islands protest against migrant camps

Thousands of residents on Greek islands hosting large migrant camps on Wednesday kicked off a day of protests, demanding the immediate removal of asylum-seekers.

Italy committee gives go-ahead for Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee voted Monday to strip former interior minister Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity, opening the way for him to stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Italy committee to vote on Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee was set to vote Monday on whether former interior minister Matteo Salvini should stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Foreign correspondent attacked at Greek far-right protest

Athens - A foreign press correspondent was attacked on Sunday during a far-right protest in central Athens against the presence of migrants in Greece, according to Greek news agency ANA.

Italy court rules migrant ship captain's arrest not warranted

Rome - Italy's highest court on Friday agreed that Carola Rackete, the German captain of a migrant rescue ship, should not have been arrested for forcibly docking in Sicily."This is an important verdict for all sea rescue activists!" Rackete said on Twitter.

Mexican migrants to be flown 1,000 miles back into Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration said Tuesday it will start deporting about 250 Mexicans a week on flights from Tucson, Arizona, to Guadalajara, over 1,000 miles (1,640 kilometers) from the border.

Police bust ring smuggling Moroccans to Spain via Gibraltar

Madrid - Police in Spain and Gibraltar have smashed an unusual migrant-smuggling network which flew Moroccans into the tiny British territory then sneaked them over the border to Spain, arresting 47 people.

Eleven migrants die after boat sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - Eleven migrants died on Saturday, including eight children, when their vessel sank in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Baby born then dies on migrant boat bound for Canary Islands

Madrid - A baby that was born aboard a makeshift boat carrying migrants from Africa to the Canary Islands did not survive the journey, Spanish rescuers said on Wednesday after picking up the rickety vessel.
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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This video grab made on September 9, 2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she runs with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke
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Qatar's Search and Follow Up Department is now dealing with some 300 migrant workers a day applying under an amnesty so they can leave the country
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Climate activists gathered for a march on the waterfront in Doha; calling on Arab countries to take the lead in UN climate change negotiations. But notice the banner being carried by the activists to the right-front of the picture.
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Young men, refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
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Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
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Protestors at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on Septem...
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on September 15, 2016
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Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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File photo: More than 90 percent of claims by Haitian nationals, who represented the bulk of arrivals, were rejected. It used to take about 16 months to process a claim, and now, according to a CBC Canada report, it now takes 20 months or longer.
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Nissan the polar bear briefly spent time with four asylum seekers who broke into the truck at Calais...
Nissan the polar bear briefly spent time with four asylum seekers who broke into the truck at Calais.
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Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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Myra  Jathro and Melvin De Vera  a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro ...
Myra, Jathro and Melvin De Vera, a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro was born in Israel. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010, Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)

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