Tag: European Mass Migration Crisis

Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

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ATHENS, Greece — A search and rescue operation continued Friday off the coast of the Greek island of Crete for several people believed missing...

Refugee defector from Iran to face Iranian at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — A defector from Iran who competes in taekwondo for the refugee team at the Tokyo Olympics was drawn on Thursday to face...

London mayor issues message of support to Hong Kong migrants

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LONDON — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong people fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek a new...

17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their...

Number of undocumented migrants into UK surpasses 2020 total

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LONDON — The number of undocumented migrants reaching Britain in small boats this year has surpassed the total for all of 2020, as people...

Report: U.K. border officers to stop routine COVID checks

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LONDON — U.K. border officers have been directed to stop routinely checking whether travelers from many countries have tested negative for COVID-19, British media...

Belgian govt announces breakthrough in migrant hunger strike

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BRUSSELS — The Belgian government announced a breakthrough Wednesday that it hoped would end a hunger strike by several hundred migrants seeking to collectively...

Record number of migrants make risky Channel crossing to UK

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LONDON — Figures compiled by Britain's Press Association show that at least 430 migrants made the perilous journey across the English Channel to the...

UN experts alarmed by migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels

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BRUSSELS — Two United Nations representatives urged Belgian authorities Monday to offer temporary residence permits to several hundred migrants who are on a hunger...

Red Cross staff to join migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean

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ROME — A France-based migrant rescue organization soon will be getting medical and other assistance aboard its charity ship in the Mediterranean. ...