74 migrants held as eight boats intercepted crossing English Channel

Home Secretary Sajid Javid described the day’s events as ‘concerning’.

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Hungarian leader hopes for shift on migration

Viktor Orban said he believes the issue is stoppable and ‘will reorganise the political spectrum in the European Union’.

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Italy's Salvini threatens legal action after 47 migrants land despite ban

Italy's hard-line interior minister Matteo Salvini has threatened legal action after 47 migrants rescued at sea landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, despite an explicit ban.

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Hundreds of migrants ‘planned or tried to cross English Channel in small boats’

British or French authorities encountered 562 individuals in 2018 and 177 in the first two months of this year, according to Home Office statistics.

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Over 70 feared dead after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

As many as 70 migrants have drowned after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a UN migration official and Tunisia's state news agency.

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Libya's coast guard rescues nearly 100 migrants from rubber boat

Libya's coast guard has rescued 96 Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast.

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Freedom Party member quits in Austria after comparing migrants to rats in poem

Austria's vice chancellor has said a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras

Some said they cannot support their families and are seeking better opportunities.

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Greek riot police and migrants clash for third day

Demonstrators threw rocks at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades outside an overcrowded camp in Diavata, 40 miles from Macedonia.

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Three teens charged in Malta over oil tanker hijack

The accused are teenagers from Guinea and Ivory Coast.

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Italy blames ‘pirates’ after Malta foils hijack of tanker that rescued migrants

Aid groups blamed EU policies after the vessel had come to the rescue of over 100 migrants.

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18 migrants found in two boats off English coast

It comes a day after 14 migrants, including two children, were also found off the south coast of England.

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Boat with 34 men, women and children on board intercepted in English Channel

Two Border Force cutters and a coastal patrol vessel intercepted the small rigid-hulled inflatable boat at around 6.30am on Monday.

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Migrants finally allowed to disembark from ship moored off Sicily

Six other countries have agreed to share with Italy the responsibility of looking after the 47 travellers.

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Pop star: Scary moment I found migrant stowaways in my tour bus heading for UK

Australian performer Amy Shark is best known for songs such as I Said Hi.

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Another 23 migrants intercepted in English Channel by UK Border Force

The interception comes after 16 migrants landed on UK shores in three boats on Sunday.

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Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya

The Italian Coast Guard said Libya asked a nearby cargo ship to search for survivors but no one was found.

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UK sends Navy vessel to patrol Channel amid refugee concerns

The UK's Home Office will cover the costs of the deployment, which the Home Secretary said was an “interim measure”.

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British Home Secretary questions whether cross-Channel migrants are ‘genuine’ asylum seekers

The Home Secretary said it was right to ask why the groups had not sought asylum in France or the first safe country they had arrived in.

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UK Border Force cutters to patrol English Channel amid migrant crossings

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the cutters were being redeployed from overseas.

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UK Home Secretary in talks on action to counter Channel crossing attempts

The UK and France have agreed to ‘ramp up’ measures to break up trafficking gangs, patrol the coasts and deter migrants from putting to sea.

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UK and France agree to ‘ramp up’ action on English Channel migrant crossings

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid spoke to counterpart Christophe Castaner after cutting short his Christmas break to deal with the problem.

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Sajid Javid told to ‘get a grip’ on English Channel migrant crisis

The situation has been declared a ‘major incident’

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UK Home Secretary cuts Christmas holiday short to deal with migrant issue

Sajid Javid is cutting short his Christmas holiday to take personal control of the situation in the English Channel.

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Major incident declared in UK after string of migrant Channel crossings over Christmas

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid has also requested an urgent call with his French counterpart.

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Two migrant boats intercepted while making Channel crossing

The 12 migrants on board the two boats have received a health assessment and been referred to immigration officials for questioning.

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Rescue boat carrying 300 migrants docks in Spain

The vessel, operated by the non-profit group Proactiva Open Arms, docked at the port of Algeciras.

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British authorities urged to ‘get a grip’ after migrants make Channel crossing

Migrants have been risking the dangerous crossing in an attempt to reach England.

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Angela Merkel urges respect for migrants in speech at UN conference

Germany’s Chancellor, who was speaking in Morocco, has welcomed large numbers of refugees to her country.

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Migrant rescue ship Aquarius forced to cease operations

Aid groups blamed the Italian government and other European states for the move.

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MSF says Italian government has forced it to end search and rescue in Mediterranean

The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it has been forced to terminate its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

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Kerry charity worker charged with human trafficking in Greece vows to continue humanitarian work

An Irish charity worker who was released on bail from a Greek prison yesterday has told of his determination to continue his work to highlight the plight of illegal migrants.

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EU net migration to UK falls to lowest since 2012

Official statistics show an estimated 74,000 more EU nationals came to live in the UK for at least 12 months than left in the year to June.

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Mexico to increase security at US border after migrants try to cross

US agents fired tear gas to stop people breaching the border.

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Austria refuses to sign UN global migration pact saying 'migration cannot become a human right'

It cited concerns about national sovereignty as it joined neighbouring Hungary in shunning the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting it will be hard

Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly making their way through Mexico with the intention of claiming asylum at the U.S. border.

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Migrants travel in groups for a simple reason: safety

A caravan of Central American migrants travelling to the United States to seek asylum is now halfway through Mexico, writes Karen Jacobsen.

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Protest over arrest of Cork aid worker in Greece

Supporters of a Cork aid volunteer, held in a Greek jail over allegations of helping illegal migrants enter Greece, are to hold demonstrations in five cities next Saturday to call for his release.

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Doors being slammed to migrants all over the world but we need to address why they are knocking

The US and Europe are no longer welcoming, so they should foster peace in war-zones to facilitate development and offset the need for people to leave, suggests John Lloyd.

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Influx of male migrants sparks primordial defensive response

Evolutionary psychology, which stresses competition for females, can add another dimension to our understanding of anti-immigrant mood, says Daniel Gros.

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Asylum seekers rescued off British coast by fishing day-trippers

The group were in an inflatable dingy which was half full of water.

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Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 400 migrants bound for Europe

The Libyan coast guard says it has intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast.

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'There is no place in Germany for racism' - German govt condemns violent protests after man’s killing

Officers said two men were detained but could not confirm if they were involved in the incident.

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Stand off between Italy and migrants on nearby ship escalates

The health of the asylum seekers on a boat in Sicily is believed to be deteriorating.

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Exclusive: Watch this video diary of a Cork nurse aboard a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean

A Cork nurse aboard the migrant search and rescue ship, Aquarius, has given us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the challenges facing those involved in rescue efforts across the Mediterranean.

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Migration from EU to UK falls to lowest level since 2012, but international migration still above UK Govt target

Around 87,000 more migrants arrived from the bloc than left in the year to the end of March.

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300 migrants storm Spanish enclave’s border defences

More than 100 people reached European soil after getting past barbed wire fencing.

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Migrants unable to disembark in Italy amid EU dispute

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has threatened to send the passengers back to Libya.

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Sixteenth group of Syrian refugees arrives in Northern Ireland

In total, 1,096 refugees have been brought to safety under the Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme.

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UK is responsible for 141 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, Italy says

Brussels said Britain could be responsible as the ‘flag state’ of the rescue ship after the Italian government’s intervention.

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Two migrants found dead in forest in Croatia

Police in Croatia said they have intercepted a group of 10 migrants in a dense forest, and another two who had apparently died en route.

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Rescue boat carrying scores of migrants arrives at Spanish port

A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.

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EU proposes to pay nations for taking in those saved at sea

The European Commission is proposing that EU member states be paid €6,000 to accept and deal with each migrant saved at sea in the Mediterranean as they attempt to reach the European Union.

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Hungary to pull out of UN accord on migration

Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration goes against common sense.

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EU net migration falls to lowest level since 2012/13

An estimated 101,000 more people arrived in the UK from the bloc than left in 2017.

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Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily

Italy has allowed the migrants on border patrol ships to disembark after other European countries volunteered to take some of them in.

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Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

More than 600,000 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean and taken to Italian territory in the last few years.

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Italy tells boat with 450 migrants to head for Malta

Interior minister Matteo Salvini is adamant that the boat will not dock in any Italian port.

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