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UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

The European Union's flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ the EU's Austrian presidency said Thursday.

Czechs join EU states rejecting UN migration pact

Czechs join EU states rejecting UN migration pact

The Czech Republic on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of European Union countries to reject a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide.

Migrants clash with police at Bosnian-Croatian border

Migrants clash with police at Bosnian-Croatian border

At least three migrants were hurt Wednesday in a second day of skirmishes with police at Bosnia's border with EU member state Croatia, according to an AFP journalist, with several officers also reporting minor injuries.

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

The United States and Mexico are about to reach a crisis point over illegal migration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday as a caravan of Honduran migrants broke through the Guatemalan border ...

Nineteen migrants killed in traffic accident in Turkey

Nineteen migrants killed in traffic accident in Turkey

Nineteen people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey, state media said.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating.

60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize

60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize

A small boat carrying migrants has capsized off Guinea-Bissau, a port official said, adding that the vessel may have had more than 60 people on board when it set off.

Migration to Australia hits a 10-year low

Migration to Australia hits a 10-year low

The tougher oversight meant that just under 163,000 people were approved for migration between July 1 last year and June 30.

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet Thursday as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm ...

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France will grant asylum to around 80 refugees from the Aquarius rescue vessel which was at the centre of a bitter European dispute over migration last month, the country's asylum office said Tuesday.

US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

Mexico has taken into custody more than 300 Central American men, women and children who were being smuggled to the United States without water or food, officials said Saturday.