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The Latest: Pope says fear should not deter helping refugees

Jun. 20, 2018 7:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Pope Francis is urging people not to "let fear get in the way of welcoming our neighbor in need." The pope said in a Twitter message tagged with the hashtag "WithRefugees" said "we encounter Jesus in those who...

Groundhog Day for May as UK Brexit bill faces new challenge

Jun. 20, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing another knife-edge vote in Parliament over how much control lawmakers should have in the country's departure from the European Union. The House of Commons is debating a proposal Wednesday that would make the government get Parliament's approval before agreeing...

Germany, France, other key EU nations to hold mini summit on migration Sunday

Jun. 20, 2018 6:11 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany, France, other key EU nations to hold mini summit on migration Sunday .

EU tells Luxembourg to recoup back taxes from French firm

Jun. 20, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's state aid watchdog is ordering Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros ($139 million) in unpaid taxes from French electricity provider Engie. The watchdog, the European Commission, said Wednesday that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on...

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

Jun. 20, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China's report follows President Donald...

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

Jun. 19, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The European Union says the Trump administration's decision to pull the United States out of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council "risks undermining the role of the U.S. as a...

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how they would work

Jun. 19, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So is this what a trade war looks like? The Trump administration and China's leadership have threatened to impose tariffs on $50 billion of each other's goods. Trump has proposed imposing duties on $400 billion more if China doesn't further open its markets to U.S. companies and reduce...

Macedonian parliament starts debate on name deal with Greece

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Tuesday started debating a law ratifying an agreement with neighboring Greece designed to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. Lawmakers voted 69-40 to proceed with a bill to ratify the Greek-Macedonia deal to rename the latter country North...

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

Jun. 19, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues. The announcement from German Chancellor Angela...

Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Jun. 19, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade Organization's rules...