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EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows.

Greece speeds up creation of migrant holding centres to ease tension

Greece speeds up creation of migrant holding centres to ease tension

Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centres on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents.

Police clear out migrants from northern Paris site

Police clear out migrants from northern Paris site

French police moved migrants out from Paris' biggest remaining makeshift camp on Tuesday as the government faced pressure to show it is taking a tough stance on illegal immigration.

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France will help Greece tackle an ongoing migration challenge that has put overwhelming pressure on its infrastructure by accepting 400 asylum-seekers ...

Over 120 migrants rescued by NGO ships disembark in Italy

Over 120 migrants rescued by NGO ships disembark in Italy

Two charity vessels brought on Wednesday a total of 121 migrants rescued from the central Mediterranean to two ports in Sicily, Italy.

Thousands of asylum seekers re-entering Germany to reapply

Thousands of asylum seekers re-entering Germany to reapply

Thousands of asylum seekers living in Germany have already been deported or voluntarily left the country before coming back and reapplying, according to a report from the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

Sunbathers join rescue as migrant boat washes up on Canary Islands beach

Sunbathers join rescue as migrant boat washes up on Canary Islands beach

Sunbathers in the Canary Islands joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants who arrived unexpectedly on a beach in the Spanish archipelago on Friday.

Spanish rescue ship stranded off Italy with 73 African migrants on board

Spanish rescue ship stranded off Italy with 73 African migrants on board

The leader of a Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday that Italian authorities had refused to grant port access to its Open Arms ship, leaving the vessel stranded in rough conditions

Italy allows charity rescue boat with 213 migrants on board to dock

Italy allows charity rescue boat with 213 migrants on board to dock

A charity vessel in the Mediterranean Sea with 213 migrants on board has been allowed to dock in Italy amid worsening weather conditions.

9 boats carrying over 600 migrants seized off Libyan coast

9 boats carrying over 600 migrants seized off Libyan coast

At least nine boats carrying more than 600 migrants have been seized off the Libya coast in the span of 48 hours, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said ...

16 found sealed in trailer on ferry bound for Ireland

16 found sealed in trailer on ferry bound for Ireland

Sixteen people have been found sealed inside a trailer on a ferry bound for the Irish port of Rosslare, shipping operator Stena Line said on Thursday.

UK police say three boys among 39 Vietnamese truck victims

UK police say three boys among 39 Vietnamese truck victims

British police released the names of the 39 Vietnamese victims, including three boys, found dead in the back of a truck near London last month and said consultations had begun with Hanoi over repatriation of the bodies.