The Latest: Spain sets up migrant command center amid surge

The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Spain is setting up a central operational command for migrant management amid a summer surge in arrivals from North Africa, which is placing a strain on public services.

The Latest: Merkel praises private migrant rescue groups

The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the work of private groups rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, saying "they've saved an unbelievable number of lives."