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Egypt leader criticizes Europe’s handling of migrant crisis

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s leader on Tuesday criticized Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and its refusal to receive refugees arriving at its borders, saying his own country has tak...

Tarnished Gold: Aircraft, fuel key to illegal Amazon mining

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — The scorching Amazon sun beats down as a group of agents inspect the body of a black helicopter. Nearby, in the backyard of the federal police headquarters in the city of Boa ...

Spanish police nab drug smugglers who used helicopters

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Sunday they dismantled a drug-trafficking ring that allegedly brought hashish and marijuana from Morocco to southern Spain by helicopter and then transported it to Fr...

Body of young child recovered off Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of a young child was recovered from the Aegean Sea on Saturday, two weeks after two deadly accidents in the area involving boats loaded with migrants, Greek Coast Guard ...

Record number of migrant boats crossed Channel in 2021

LONDON (AP) — At least 28,300 people packed into small boats crossed the Channel from France to England’s south coast in 2021, an annual record that was three times the number of crossings a year earl...

US Navy seizes $4 million worth of heroin in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United States navy vessels seized 385 kilograms (849 pounds) of heroin in the Arabian Sea worth some $4 million, in a major bust by the international maritime operat...

Suspects paraded through Chinese streets like Cultural Revolution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Tuesday (Dec. 28) showing four suspected smugglers being paraded through a city as they held large portraits of themselves, drawing rare criticism from ...

In exodus from Lebanon, the well-off find new home in Cyprus

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — Many well-off Lebanese who escaped their country’s economic tailspin for a new life in the nearby island nation of Cyprus say the transition has been a whirlwind of emotions. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2021. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec....

Greece: 3 charged with murder after migrant boat deaths

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three people have been charged with murder in Greece following the death of 16 migrants who were killed when a boat transporting them from Turkey to Italy capsized, authorities s...

German NGO rescues over 400 migrants over Christmas weekend

German NGO Sea-Watch rescued hundreds of people from the Mediterranean Sea over the Christmas holiday weekend. Some 96 people were rescued from a boat in distress in the Mediterranean on Sunday. It ...

Greece: Death toll from capsized migrant boat rises to 16

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 16 people died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late Friday, bringing the three-day death toll from such shipwrecks in Greek waters to at least 30. ...

Greece: 13 dead, others missing in new migrant boat accident

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 13 people died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late Friday, bringing to at least 27 the combined death toll from three accidents in as many days involvin...

Greece: Migrant shipwreck kills several people

At least three people died and 57 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Paros on Friday, the Greek coast guard said. Other reports put the death toll as high as six, w...

3 dead, many missing after migrant boat sinks off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities ramped up a major sea-and-air search and rescue operation in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday after a migrant smuggling vessel sank, leaving at least three people de...