Over a thousand migrants land in Spain's Canary Islands

Spain's Canary Islands saw the largest number of migrant arrivals since a 2006 in the past 48 hours, the Red Cross said on Saturday. Between Thursday and Saturday, 1,015 migrants landed in 485 b...

Aid groups call Italy's blockade of rescue ship 'political'

MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspe...

Berlin chair protest to back calls for Greek camp evacuation

BERLIN (AP) — Activists are setting up thousands of chairs outside the German parliament in Berlin to underline their calls to take in migrants from an overcrowded camp on a Greek island. ...

Refugee crisis worsening in southern Europe

There is a lot of anger among local mayors aimed at the Italian government at the moment. They are reporting unbearable heat and cramped conditions in refugee camps that are too small and overcrowded ...

European refugee policy: Are pushbacks at sea legal?

Why are "pushbacks" controversial? "Pushback" is not a legal term, but a political one. The concept of "pushing back" refugee boats is, in legal terms, highly contentio...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

ROME (AP) — A sea rescue charity said Friday that its ship carrying rescued migrants declared an onboard state of emergency in the Mediterranean Sea after six migrants tried to kill themselves and the...

MSF splits with sea rescue partner, slams European states

BERLIN (AP) — Aid group Doctors without Borders said Friday it is ending its cooperation with partner SOS Mediterranee amid disagreement over the continued rescue of migrants. Doctor...

The Latest: Spain says 3 more migrants found dead at sea

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands say they have found the bodies of three more ...

The Latest: Bodies of 5 migrants pulled from sea in Canaries

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Emergency services in Spain's Canary Islands say they have pulled the ...

Tetris Challenge: Taiwan Edition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent weeks, the #Tetrischallenge has been spreading across the internet, prompting people in countries across the globe to photograph themselves with their vehicle an...

Powerful storm in Balkans injures several, causes damage

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm in the Balkans has injured several people as strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees, damaged roofs and cut power in parts of the region. ...

Migrants on Italian coast guard ship to go to 5 EU nations

ROME (AP) — Italy says five nations have agreed to take some rescued migrants waiting on an Italian coast guard ship and some of the passengers will be hosted in properties of Italian bishops. ...

Sea rescue: Olympic swimmer Magnini saves tourist in Italy

MILAN (AP) — A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day. Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after h...

The Latest: Sea rescue group says Malta will take 44 ashore

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 11:30 p.m. German humanitarian group Sea-Eye says the crew of its ship rescued 44 p...

The Latest: Germany: Migrant ship captain should be released

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 12 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the captain of a migrant rescue ship in Italian cust...