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EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

Jun. 21, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out. In talks over the next week, EU leaders will affirm their intention to stop...

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...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in...

Al-Qaida's Mali branch releases video of 2 female hostages

Jun. 13, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Al-Qaida's Mali branch released a proof-of-life video Wednesday showing footage of two female hostages abducted in separate incidents and held for more than a year, according to SITE Intelligence Group. The video released on Telegram by the Mali-based al-Qaida affiliate known by its...

Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line

Jun. 13, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy escalated its quarrel with France over migration Wednesday, challenging the bordering country to take in more asylum-seekers and demanding an apology after the French president accused the new Italian government of irresponsible behavior for refusing entry to a rescue ship with hundreds...

The Latest: Aid group refuses migrants from US Navy ship

Jun. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says it is declining to take aboard 41 migrants rescued by a U.S. Navy ship because Italy has refused to assign the group's ship a port where it can dock. Sea Watch, whose rescue...

Migrant rescue ship standoff in Mediterranean divides Europe

Jun. 12, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Italy's populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship with 629 migrants, instead sending two military vessels to take on some of the migrant passengers in the waters off Sicily and escort the ship on a dayslong...

Dustin Johnson reclaims No. 1 ranking with Memphis win

Jun. 10, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson emphatically reclaimed the No. 1 ranking Sunday, holing out for eagle from 170 yards on the final hole for a six-stroke victory in the St. Jude Classic. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 for his second PGA Tour victory this year and 18th of his career to take back the No. 1...

Gillman, US roll in biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history

Jun. 10, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman led a U.S. singles sweep Sunday in the biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, beat 16-year-old Annabell Fuller 5 and 4 for the winning point to cap a perfect weekend at Quaker Ridge. The Americans...

Kristen Gillman helps US open big lead in Curtis Cup

Jun. 9, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won two more matches and the United States opened a 9-3 lead over Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, improved to 4-0 and helped the Americans move within 1 1/2 points of...