Italy’s hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the UN refugee agency.
At least 17 people have died trying to reach Spain in boats departing from North Africa.
A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico has split up into several groups.
A growing throng of Central American migrants have resumed their advance towards the US border despite Mexican efforts to stop them.
About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam and rafted across the river from Guatemala have decided to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek towards the US.
Sir, – As a loyal SNP stalwart, Fay Sinclair no doubt wins brownie points from John Swinney for her support for standardised Primary 1 tests (“Tests opposition dismissed as ‘grandstanding’ by councillor”, Courier, September 24) but unfortunately for Fife’s education and children’s services convenor, that support is blind.
Migrants are to get help matching their skills to secure work in Scotland with the launch of a new project.
Austria has urged its European Union partners to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled plans to recruit 10,000 staff to the EU’s coastguard and asylum agency to improving border policing and speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants.
More than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in the country, a humanitarian campaign group has claimed.