Migrants

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 10:44 p.m. Macedonian police say they have found 44 migrants hidden in a truck on a highway in center of the country. Police said Friday they had pursued the vehicle late Wednesday until the driver stopped the van near a … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

CANBERRA, Australia  | Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

CANBERRA, Australia — When Aziz Abdul reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat, he had no idea that weeks earlier in 2013, his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia  | Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

ROME  — Italy’s hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them had violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. The Diciotti ship pulled into the port of Trapani after taking on board the migrants from an … Continue reading ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers battle over migrants crossing border illegally

WASHINGTON  — Congress’ fight over President Donald Trump’s abandoned policy of separating migrant families has stirred anew, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday underscored how both parties still see … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers battle over migrants crossing border illegally

ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

ROME — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Germany’s top security official has made light of the fact that his country deported 69 asylum-seekers to Afghanistan — on his 69th birthday. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer remarked on the number Tuesday, but said of the deportation flight: … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

VATICAN CITY  | The Latest: French court says helping migrants not illegal

VATICAN CITY  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2 p.m. France’s Constitutional Council has issued a decision in the case of a farmer convicted for helping migrants who entered the country illegally, saying “fraternity” is a principle “of constitutional value” and should not be prosecuted. French activist farmer … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | The Latest: French court says helping migrants not illegal

SINGAPORE  | World stocks rise as Germany finds middle ground on migrants

SINGAPORE  — Global stocks recovered on Tuesday as German leaders reached a surprise compromise on migration, putting to rest fears that the weeks-long dispute may topple Merkel’s fourth government. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,361.70 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 5,318.70 in early trading. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | World stocks rise as Germany finds middle ground on migrants

The Latest News: Spain picks up a further 400 migrants at sea

BERLIN — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local) 7:15 p.m. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up just over 400 people from the Mediterranean in a day as migrants hasten to reach Spain from North Africa while the weather remains fair. Monday’s rescues bring the total number of rescued migrants … Continue reading The Latest News: Spain picks up a further 400 migrants at sea