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Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

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At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

MADRID, Spain (Aug. 17, 2017) — Spanish coastguards rescued nearly 600 people from 15 boats and a jet ski on Wednesday, August 16, in the waters between Morocco and Spain, a route increasingly used by migrants trying to reach Europe. Continue reading Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

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In this file photo, migrants stand near the A16 motorway near the site of the Eurotunnel in Coquelles, near Calais, northern France on January 21, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

The wall, which is expected to cost 2.7 million euros ($3.0 million), will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe as the continent struggles with its biggest migrant influx in decades

LONDON, United Kingdom (Sept. 7, 2016) — Britain is to start building a wall in the northern French port of Calais to stop migrants jumping on trucks, under a deal agreed earlier this year, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

EU mulls partial Schengen suspension over migrant crisis

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BORDER CONTROL. A sign that reads ‘Kontrolle’ (Control) has been set up at the border crossing in Mittenwald, Germany, May 26, 2015. Sven Hoppe/EPA
‘If the situation does not change there could indeed be justifications under public order and security reasons to maintain internal controls at internal Schengen borders’

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Jan. 27, 2016) — The EU on Tuesday, January 26, mulled allowing states in the passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce border checks for up to two years to cope with the Continue reading EU mulls partial Schengen suspension over migrant crisis