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The Latest: Iran fending off Spain at halftime in Kazan

Jun. 20, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The first half of the match between Spain and Iran has been a game of attack vs. defense, with the Persian team holding the 2010 champions to a goalless draw at the break. Facing a very compact Iranian team that came out on...

The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

Jun. 20, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Ivan Rakitic has taken sides in the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate. The Croatia midfielder says "For me, Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. And I hope he will continue playing for as long as he wants." Rakitic's spoke...

The Latest: Hungary asked to delay vote on 'Stop Soros' bill

Jun. 18, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Experts within the Council of Europe are asking Hungarian lawmakers to delay passage of a bill that would penalize people who assist refugees with up to a year in prison. Venice Commission chief Gianni Buquicchio...

Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'

Jun. 18, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told a Lombardy television station Monday that...

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...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo...

The rescue ship Aquarius, a pawn in Europe's battle over immigration, docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey

Jun. 17, 2018 5:06 AM EDT
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The rescue ship Aquarius, a pawn in Europe's battle over immigration, docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey.

First boat of the Aquarius convoy carrying 630 migrants has docked in Valencia, Spain.

Jun. 17, 2018 1:06 AM EDT
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — First boat of the Aquarius convoy carrying 630 migrants has docked in Valencia, Spain.

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...

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

Jun. 16, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration. It's not about the hundreds of thousands...