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Merkel visits refugee host Jordan amid migration row at home

Jun. 21, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. In a town hall meeting with students at the German Jordanian University, she largely stayed clear of...

Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

Jun. 21, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China. The company said late Wednesday that it now sees fewer SUV sales and higher costs at its Mercedes-Benz Cars division than previously...

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Jun. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and...

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

Jun. 20, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose own government is in crisis over the management of migrant arrivals, is expected to join the...

The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

Jun. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:16 a.m. Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup. Ronaldo has all of Portugal's goals, a tournament-leading four so far, and has been getting in digs at Messi over an ad...

Thiem, Nishikori upset in 2nd round at Gerry Weber Open

Jun. 20, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Yuichi Sugita of Japan upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-5 at the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday. The 52nd-ranked Sugita forced 13 break opportunities and took three as he advanced to a quarterfinal against American qualifier Denis Kudla. Kudla defeated Stefanos...

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...

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget

Jun. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies warned the German leader Wednesday against offering financial concessions to other European countries to resolve a conflict over migration that has shaken her government. At the same time, Merkel's hopes of reaching a deal with other European...

Tip from public helped Germany foil ricin attack plot

Jun. 20, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A call from the public was key to foiling an Islamic extremist's plan to use the toxin ricin to carry out a deadly attack in Germany, security officials said Wednesday. The head of the country's domestic intelligence agency said a phone-in tip helped authorities confirm their suspicions about...

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

Jun. 20, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stock markets rose Wednesday as investors rallied around signs that the global economy was on track despite heated exchanges between the world's two largest economies over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent to 12,692 and France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,400....