New orders for US manufactured goods edged higher in July after a solid increase in June, led by gains for boats and ships, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Factory orders rose 0.4 percent in July, slower than June's 2.2 percent rise.
The Spanish Canary Islands off the Moroccan coast were a key route around 10 years ago for migrants from Africa trying to reach Europe, but their numbers fell after Spain increased patrolling. Europe is in crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and economic migrants escaping poverty are arriving on the continent, crossing the Mediterranean on unsafe boats and over land across the Balkan peninsula. Migrants arriving in Gran Canaria, a popular holiday destination, have in the past been mainly from Senegal and Mauritania.