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EU seeks Africa money to pay for migrant screening centers

Jun. 25, 2018 3:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is urging EU member countries to put more money into an Africa trust fund as the bloc looks to set up migrant screening centers outside Europe. Mogherini said Monday that the fund "has proven to be useful, it has brought results and...

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Jun. 25, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive. The expelled...

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Jun. 25, 2018 3:19 AM EDT

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are...

Protest of Macedonia name deal gets unruly in Greece

Jun. 24, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over 5,000 people demonstrated in Greece's second-largest city against a deal with Macedonia that seeks to end nearly 27 years of disagreement between the two countries over Macedonia's name. The protesters marched toward the Macedonian consulate in Thessaloniki and then the offices...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

Thousands of Romanians stage anti-graft protests for 5th day

Jun. 24, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of anti-corruption protesters demonstrated in cities around Romania for a fifth day Sunday after a court sentenced the country's most powerful politician for official misconduct. More than 10, 000 demonstrators waved Romanian and European Union flags outside the...

Italy declines aid ship help, hands migrant rescue to Libya

Jun. 24, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government stepped up its efforts to discourage migration Sunday by telling a Spanish aid group it didn't need help rescuing 1,000 migrants from six dinghies because it had passed responsibility for the Mediterranean Sea mission to Libya's coast guard. The hard-line interior...

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue. Sanchez...

German Chancellor Merkel says at end of summit there is "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration

Jun. 24, 2018 1:23 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Merkel says at end of summit there is "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration.

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Jun. 24, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...