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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...

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

Jun. 19, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday. The video shows Macron shaking hands in a crowd, when the teenager — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — asks him: "How's it going, Manu?"...

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...

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

The Latest: Houthis deny Saudi-led forces seized Yemen port

Jun. 16, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 9 p.m. Houthi-linked civil aviation authorities have denied that their rivals of the Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni forces have taken control of Hodeida's airport. In a statement posted Saturday on the Houthis' official...

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...

Germany's Merkel insists migration needs 'European answer'

Jun. 16, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is insisting that migration is "a European challenge that needs a European answer" amid a dispute over the issue inside her government and ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Merkel is locked in a standoff with her interior minister, Horst...

The Latest: Head of Germany's migration office fired

Jun. 15, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants to Europe (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's interior minister has fired the head of the country's migration authority amid a scandal over the allegedly improper approval of over a thousand asylum requests. News agency dpa reported the German Interior...

Leaders of Italy, France to pursue migration changes at EU

Jun. 15, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte agreed Friday to work together to pursue changes to the European Union's migration rules, finding common ground after the issue created a rift between their countries. The two leaders said during a joint news conference that...