The Latest: Romanian coastguard intercepts Iraq migrant boat


The Latest: Romanian coastguard intercepts Iraq migrant boat
  1. The Latest: Romanian coastguard intercepts Iraq migrant boat
    abcnews.go.com
    Romanian coastguard intercepts boat carrying 69 Iraqi migrants in Romanian Black Sea…
    Crime

The Latest on Europe's response to the large number of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

The Romanian coastguard has intercepted a boat carrying 69 Iraqi migrants in Romanian waters of the Black Sea.

A spokeswoman for the coastguard says a patrol boat spotted the motorized yacht sailing under a Turkish flag on Sunday, about 10 miles from the port of Mangalia, in southeast Romania, close to the border with Bulgaria.

Authorities escorted the boat to shore. The boat was carrying 30 men, 10 women and 29 minors. It was driven by a Cypriot and Bulgarian.

Police are investigating.

———

1:00 p.m.

A second humanitarian group is suspending migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea due to Libyan threats.

Germany-based Sea-Eye said Sunday that "with a heavy heart" it was forced to halt its ship's rescue activity for its crew's safety.

A day earlier, NGO Doctors Without Borders similarly cited Libyan threats in saying it's suspending sea rescue activities.

Libya has warned that…

  1. VIDEO: Hit-and-Run Driver Slams Into Motorcyclist 'Like Roadkill,' Fam Says

    Dnainfo.com - Crime
    08.16 / 16:46 dnainfo.com
    The biker has a fractured pelvis and will need to use a wheelchair for three to six months, family…
  2. Woman Suffers Broken Bones After Thief Chokes, Punches Her in Astoria: NYPD

    Dnainfo.com - Crime
    08.16 / 16:46 dnainfo.com
    The robber followed the woman into an apartment building Tuesday, where he choked and punched …
  3. Texas man who texted 'sorry' for killing twins gets life sentence

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 16:33 www.nydailynews.com
    A Texas man who texted "I'm sorry" after killing his estranged wife and her twin sister was sentenced to life in prison on…
  4. Queens jail officers hit with bribery charges in smuggling scheme

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 16:33 www.nydailynews.com
    Three correction officers at the private jail smuggled contraband to inmates — including marijuana, synthetic pot and t…
  5. Police: Mother gave son money to buy her drugs

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 16:33 www.nydailynews.com
    An investigation of a teenage boy in Florida being robbed, led to the arrest of his…
  6. Civil rights group sues Nebraska state prisons system

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime
    08.16 / 16:32 abcnews.go.com
    The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state prisons system because it hasn't taken significant steps to fix persistent overcrowding and other conditions the groups deems…
  7. The Latest: Trump says Strange gained after his endorsement

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime
    08.16 / 16:32 abcnews.go.com
    Trump says Strange gained after his endorsement in Alabama Senate…
  8. Robert E. Lee plaque removed from church property

    NYPost-Crime
    08.16 / 16:28 nypost.com
    A long-standing plaque dedicated to Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed Wednesday outside a Brooklyn church in wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville. The plaque was affixed in 1912 in front of a maple tree outside St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, where the Confederate leader was stationed as a military engineer f…
  9. Person shot on Interstate 5 near Boeing Field in Seattle, authorities say

    O.seattletimes.com - Crime
    08.16 / 16:19 o.seattletimes.com
    The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the I-5 shooting near Boeing…
  10. Brentwood Academy lawsuit: What we know now

    Tennessean.com - Crime
    08.16 / 15:54 tennessean.com
    Here's what we know about a civil lawsuit alleging Brentwood Academy failed to report repeated sexual assaults of a middle school…
  11. Autopsy: Inmate in 100 Oaks officer attack was shot 17 times

    Tennessean.com - Crime
    08.16 / 15:54 tennessean.com
    Autopsy: Inmate in 100 Oaks officer attack was shot 17…
  12. Bronx Youth Minister Threatens to Rape and Kill Council Speaker, DA Says

    Dnainfo.com - Crime
    08.16 / 15:43 dnainfo.com
    Daniel Silvera, 26, sent emails threatening the Speaker and LGBT police officers, prosecutors…
  13. Woman Fatally Shot in Head During Fight Between Feuding Groups, Sources Say

    Dnainfo.com - Crime
    08.16 / 15:43 dnainfo.com
    Teriana Holcombe was shot in a fight that began earlier Tuesday night, sources…
  14. Man shoots gun off during strip club selfie 

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:31 www.nydailynews.com
    A Florida man's gun selfie backfired, landing him in…
  15. Amanda Knox has ‘normal-person fears,’ plans to return to Italy

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:31 www.nydailynews.com
    Amanda Knox isn’t letting a murder scandal stop her from returning to I…
  16. Two more people busted for taking down Confederate statue in N.C.

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:31 www.nydailynews.com
    Two more suspects in the toppling of a 93-year-old Confederate monument were taken away in handcuffs…
  17. Death of man attacked near Queens strip club ruled homicide

    Nydailynews.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:31 www.nydailynews.com
    The death of a Long Island man found unconscious outside a Queens strip club has been declared a homicide, police said…
  18. Inside the turf war between Texas and New Mexico over dirt

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:30 abcnews.go.com
    New Mexico is tired of Texas playing dirty, and now the two states are digging in for a turf war -- over actual soil. The Lone Star State has come under fire after years of allegedly dispatching road workers across state lines to collect protected New Mexico State Trust land soil to repair a spartan two-lane dirt road across the border. The road crews are accused of pirating the prized dirt from a parcel of New Mexico’s land just north of Road 506 in Otero County and then allegedly m…
  19. Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:30 abcnews.go.com
    Kenya's opposition says it will challenge presidential election results in Supreme…
  20. Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime
    08.16 / 15:30 abcnews.go.com
    South Africa's police say Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this…