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Morocco: 18 migrants dead in stampede to enter Melilla

Jun. 24, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Eighteen Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores of migrants and police were injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “stampede” of people surging across Morocco's border fence with the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday. ...

Bulgarian political crisis casts shadow over Balkans summit

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the Western Balkans expressed frustration Thursday that they are still waiting in the European Union’s wings even as candidacy bids by Ukraine and Moldova were swiftly embraced by EU leaders. A Bulgarian government crisis tarnished a EU summit that...

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

Jun. 23, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels,...

China says Ukraine crisis has sounded alarm for humanity

Jun. 22, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The conflict in Ukraine has “sounded an alarm for humanity,” Chinese leader Xi Jinping said Wednesday, as China continues to assume a position of neutrality while backing its ally Russia. China has refused to criticize Russia's war in Ukraine or even to refer to...

Bulgaria's no-confidence vote could hamper EU expansion

Jun. 22, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Lawmakers in Bulgaria on Wednesday approved a no-confidence motion against the country’s minority coalition government that could topple the centrist prime minister and further stall efforts by Balkan countries to join the European Union. The center-right...

Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds

Jun. 18, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence at the Gaza-Israel border in contrast to soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said aerial defense systems intercepted the...

Leading EU official calls bloc's expansion a “top priority”

Jun. 16, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel visited North Macedonia on Thursday and said efforts to start European Union membership talks with the landlocked Balkan country and neighboring Albania have become a “top priority” since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ...

EXPLAINER: Why Ukraine’s request to join is big test for EU

Jun. 16, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine’s request to join the European Union may advance Friday with a recommendation from the EU’s executive arm that the war-torn country deserves to become a candidate for membership in the 27-nation bloc. The European Commission's endorsement, while only a...

GAO: US failed to track if arms used against Yemen civilians

Jun. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon and the State Department failed to investigate whether a Saudi-led coalition used U.S.-provided military support to carry out any of repeated airstrikes and other attacks that are alleged to have killed civilians in Yemen, a U.S. government report released Wednesday...

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Jun. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing on Tuesday to divide the tiny island between them. Under the...