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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...

Paris Fashion Week menswear kicks off with Milan's Off-White

Jun. 20, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The fashion circus of magazine editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried "Bonjour Paris" Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital. Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its...

Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

Jun. 20, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday. Francis was asked about the family-separation...

Italy, Austria signal new hard-line axis on migration

Jun. 20, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A meeting of Italy's anti-migrant interior minister with like-minded Austrian populist leaders on Wednesday in Rome heralded a new hard-line axis forming in Europe on migration issues with pledges to more firmly protect Europe's southern border. Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini,...

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...

Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...

Scything Zen: Ancient way to cut grass also a state of mind

Jun. 19, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

CONTRADA PETRARO, Sicily (AP) — Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it's time to scythe. This is a beautiful, and slightly sad, time of year for my wife and me, when the fields of grass and flowers on our 3 acres of farmland in the mountains of northern...

Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

Jun. 18, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer. President of the Italian national fashion chamber, Carlo Capasa, said the shift is a response to "the challenges...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of Europe's...