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The Latest: Clerics in Cyprus call for support of refugees

Jun. 20, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Cyprus have for the first time issued a joint call for acceptance and support of refugees arriving to the small, ethnically divided island nation. In a video message...

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Jun. 20, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn't realized Niang was back on the field. Niang outsprinted...

Giant operation against wildlife crime in 92 countries

Jun. 20, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A monthlong global operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the seizure of thousands of live animals and tons of meat and ivory, international police agency Interpol announced on Wednesday. Among those arrested were flight attendants carrying turtles in their...

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 .

Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world

Jun. 20, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries. Asylum claims rose 26 percent in the United...

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...

Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

Jun. 19, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — By starting its World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament. The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup start before Senegal beat Poland on Tuesday. The 2-1 victory was the first and only African win in the first round of matches,...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Jun. 19, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the two Navy...

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...

EU court orders French far-right leader to repay $346,000

Jun. 19, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A top European Union court has ruled that French far-right leader Marine le Pen must return 300,000 euros ($346,000) to the European Parliament for funds incorrectly paid to an assistant. The case dates back to Le Pen's time as a European parliament member, from 2009-2017, representing her...