EU gives emergency support for Greek refugee crisis

2017-07-27 20:01

The European Commission is announcing a new emergency support package for Greece to help it deal with the refugee crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants and refugees stuck in the country.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

2017-07-26 06:06

The gruesome discovery in San Antonio of a tractor-trailer crowded with dead and suffocating people reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

Heat deaths: Driver facing death penalty

2017-07-24 20:25

The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio has been charged in connection with the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.

Nine suspected migrants dead after crammed in Texas truck, 30 ill

2017-07-24 12:45

Nine suspected migrants have died after being packed inside an overheated truck that was discovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and 30 others have been hospitalised in what police say appeared to be a "horrific" human trafficking crime.

20 critical in migrant smuggling case in which 8 die

2017-07-23 16:29

Authorities say 20 people are in a critical condition after immigrants were found in San Antonio in the back sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police say is horrific case of immigrant smuggling.

Paris police move 2 500 migrants

2017-07-07 17:02

Paris police have moved 2 500 migrants who had been living rough in the northern part of the city in the latest operation to ease strains.

Italy protests Austria's border plans

2017-07-04 17:23

Italy's foreign ministry has summoned Austria's ambassador to Italy for consultations after Vienna said it was considering imposing border controls to prevent migrants arriving in Italy from entering its territory.

UN: Italy needs support helping migrants

2017-07-01 21:40

Italy needs more international support to cope with a wave of migrants that has flooded its shores, says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi.

Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus

2017-06-27 19:13

A boy travelled at least 230km from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials say, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe.

Unicef names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

2017-06-20 13:03

The UN children's agency has appointed its youngest goodwill ambassador - Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan.


EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia

2017-07-26 15:05

The EU's top court on Wednesday backed decisions by Austria and Slovenia to deport asylum seekers back to Croatia at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

2017-07-25 09:21

Immigrants crammed into a broiling tractor-trailer in Texas are recounting a horrific journey during which they had no water, took turns breathing from a single air hole and pounded on the sides to try to get the driver's attention.

Suspect to be charged after heat deaths

2017-07-24 16:37

Federal prosecutors say a 60-year-old man will be charged after more than 100 people were packed inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas, and nine of them died.

US attorney calls immigrant smugglers ruthless

2017-07-23 19:03

San Antonio-based US Attorney Richard Durbin jnr says the people responsible for the deaths of eight people inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck outside a Walmart store are "ruthless human smugglers".

19 bodies of Egyptian migrants found in Libya desert

2017-07-10 11:31

The decomposed bodies of 19 Egyptians have been found in the Libyan desert overnight after the truck in which they were smuggled into the country overturned, the Red Crescent says.

Austria: No immediate control plans at Brenner Pass border

2017-07-05 19:51

Austria's chancellor says there are no immediate plans to impose border controls at his country's most important crossing with Italy, as he seeks to reduce fears of such a move.

Austria ready to deploy army at Italy border

2017-07-04 09:19

Austria will "very soon" impose border checks and deploy soldiers on its frontier with Italy if the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean does not slow, Vienna's defence minister has been quoted as saying.

Police find 91 migrants from Syria, Iraq in truck

2017-06-28 06:14

Romanian border police have found 91 migrants from Iraq and Syria hidden away in a truck transporting vehicle parts.

London inferno: Combustible material at more tower blocks

2017-06-23 07:34

Tower blocks housing thousands of people across England are being urgently tested to check if their outer coverings pose a serious fire risk following the Grenfell Tower disaster, with nearly a dozen already testing positive for combustible material.

Refugees struggle to renew papers at Home Affairs

2017-06-19 08:25

A number of refugees from Somalia say they keep getting turned away at the Customs House foreshore offices of Home Affairs when trying to renew their documents.

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