Tag Archives: North African

From 'welcome' to 'enough' _ Europe's migrant view shifts

PARIS (AP) — Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties & governments are closing their gates to…

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Support for Merkel at four-and-a-half year low, doubts grow over refugee policy

BERLIN/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Popular support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tumbled to its lowest level for 4 1/2 years, a poll showed on Wednesday, with a large majority of…

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Italy arrests North African traffickers over migrant ship deaths

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) – Italy arrested five North African men on Friday on suspicion of multiple homicide & human trafficking in the presumed drowning of more than…

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Libyan unity talks resume as U.N. warns that time is running out

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) – Libyan politicians & activists resumed talks on Wednesday, aimed at forming a unity government to end the power struggle between two rival administrations that…

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Dirty air, Sahara dust blankets parts of Britain in smog

LONDON (AP) — Traffic fumes, dirty air blown in from Europe & Sarahan dust are combining to coat parts of Britain in smog. The environment department says air pollution is…

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Tunisian security forces arrested nine people linked to the deadly attack

TUNIS, Tunisia – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack that killed 21 people at a museum. But Tunisian authorities said the two slain gunmen had no…

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Italy wants North African countries to rescue migrants at sea

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy wants Egypt & Tunisia to play a role in rescuing stricken migrant vessels in the Mediterranean, a government planning paper showed, so that…

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Spain says dismantles Islamic cell in North African enclave

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain said on Tuesday it has dismantled a militant Islamic cell in its North African enclave of Ceuta that it claims was ready to attack either Spain…

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At least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily

Rome (AFP) – A boat capsized off Sicily when the migrants aboard rushed to meet rescuers, killing at least 10 people, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday. "The migrants, as they…

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Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell & were ready to…

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