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Trump threatens to cut US aid to Honduras over immigrant caravan

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Honduras over immigrant caravan

US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if it does not stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States, in his latest effort to show his administration's tough stance on immigration.

Seventy migrants reach Italian island of Lampedusa

Seventy migrants reach Italian island of Lampedusa

Some 70 migrants made it to the Italian island of Lampedusa after a Tunisian fishing boat discovered their vessel 29 kilometres off land, the Italian coastguard said.

Eleven migrants killed in fiery road crash in Greece

Eleven migrants killed in fiery road crash in Greece

Eleven migrants travelling from Turkey to Greece were killed when their minibus collided head-on with a lorry near the Greek port city of Kavala, state broadcaster ERA reported Saturday.

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal said Tuesday that it would take in 10 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship, as European countries battled to defuse a fresh row over asylum seekers picked up in the Mediterranean.

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon's navy rescued dozens of people, including Syrians, from a sinking boat off the country's northern coast on Saturday, the military and a security source said, adding one child had died.

Hungarian foreign minister accuses UN rights experts of spreading lies

Hungarian foreign minister accuses UN rights experts of spreading lies

Hungary's foreign minister lashed out at what he called ‘biased, pro-migration’ UN human rights experts on Wednesday, accusing them of spreading lies about his country ...

Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Libya's navy has rescued 57 people on a migrant boat off the coast of the North African country, in an operation that involved a clash with armed smugglers.

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

The UN decried Saturday "reliable reports" that smugglers and traffickers were impersonating its staff in Libya to target desperate migrants and refugees, and demanded action to hold them to account.

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp shattered Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted migration as "the mother of all political problems".

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed to allow them to leave the Diciotti, the Italian coastguard ship which had rescued them some 10 days ago.

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port of Catania since Monday night, after the Italian government blocked migrants from leaving in the absence of commitments from the EU to relocate some of them.

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

The boat the migrants were on was taking in water and two had already died by the time rescuers reached them, the Armed Forces of Malta said in a statement.