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Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

Jun. 23, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a proposal Saturday that would create closed migrant centers on European soil so authorities can quickly decide whether arriving migrants are eligible to apply for asylum and send back those who don't qualify. European countries would take in migrants...

The Latest: Macron wants asylum centers to hold migrants

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that France and Spain want arriving migrants in Europe to be quickly placed in "closed centers" so authorities can decide whether they're eligible to apply for asylum. Macron spoke...

The Latest: Reports: Europe to toughen migrant checks

Jun. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 7 p.m. European governments are reportedly planning tougher checks at train and bus stations as part of efforts to stop asylum-seekers from traveling freely across the continent's open borders. German media reported...

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

Jun. 19, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues. The announcement from German Chancellor Angela...

EU court orders French far-right leader to repay $346,000

Jun. 19, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A top European Union court has ruled that French far-right leader Marine le Pen must return 300,000 euros ($346,000) to the European Parliament for funds incorrectly paid to an assistant. The case dates back to Le Pen's time as a European parliament member, from 2009-2017, representing her...

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

Jun. 19, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday. The video shows Macron shaking hands in a crowd, when the teenager — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — asks him: "How's it going, Manu?"...

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

Jun. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius and two...

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

The Latest: Houthis deny Saudi-led forces seized Yemen port

Jun. 16, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 9 p.m. Houthi-linked civil aviation authorities have denied that their rivals of the Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni forces have taken control of Hodeida's airport. In a statement posted Saturday on the Houthis' official...

The Latest: France sends asylum team to meet rescue boat

Jun. 16, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants to Europe (all times local): 7:35 p.m. France's Interior Minister says the country's office in charge of asylum will send a team to Spain to identify refugees from the rescue ship Aquarius who could be eligible to come to France. Minister Gerard Collomb's...