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MADRID | The Latest: Merkel ally blames migration for political woes

MADRID — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Germany’s interior minister says the issue of migration is “the mother of all political problems in this country.” Horst Seehofer, who also heads the Bavarian equivalent of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party, told daily Rheinische Post in an interview published Thursday that … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: Merkel ally blames migration for political woes

MADRID | Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

MADRID — Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain’s maritime rescue service says its craft intercepted three boats carrying 180 people Saturday and a Civil Guard vessel pulled 43 others from a fourth boat. Spain is seeing an uptick in the number of migrants landing … Continue reading MADRID | Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Spain: Over 1,000 rescued at sea in last 3 days

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Spanish authorities say 210 people have been rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar, as more migrants take advantage of fair weather in the western Mediterranean to make the risky crossing by boat from North Africa to Spain. Those rescued … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Spain: Over 1,000 rescued at sea in last 3 days

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Spain rescues 569 migrants crossing the sea

BRUSSELS — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Spanish authorities say they have rescued 569 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Spain by boat. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says those rescued Saturday included 264 people in 16 boats in the Strait of Gibraltar, a busy shipping lane … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Spain rescues 569 migrants crossing the sea

MADRID  | The Latest: Catalan chief vows to continue secession push

MADRID  — The Latest on Spanish political developments (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The separatist leader of Catalonia says he will continue to push for secession after the end of a seven-month takeover by Spanish authorities following last year’s failed breakaway bid. Quim Torra said after swearing in his Cabinet that “this government accepts the … Continue reading MADRID  | The Latest: Catalan chief vows to continue secession push