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The Latest: Germany seeks refugee who may have been with IS

Aug. 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they're looking into a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into a man who bought her as a slave in an Islamic State-ruled area of Iraq after arriving in Germany. The woman, identified as Ashwaq, was...

Germany in deal with Greece over taking back some migrants

Aug. 17, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Greece has agreed to take back migrants who apply for asylum there and later turn up at Germany's border with Austria. That brings the government closer to implementing a deal to defuse a German political spat over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore...

The Latest: Malta rescues 114 migrants from sinking dinghy

Aug. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Malta's armed forces say that a patrol boat has rescued 114 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island nation. The Maltese Navy said all of the migrants, who...

Germany concludes deal with Spain to return migrants

Aug. 8, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has reached an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore Petermann...

Germany: Sharp rise in number of anti-government extremists

Jul. 24, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of Germans who reject the legitimacy of the government has increased sharply over the past 18 months, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, or BfV, said in its annual report on extremism in Germany that the...

Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal'

Jul. 23, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Monday condemned a multilateral operation to evacuate hundreds of rescue workers from the war-torn country as a "criminal process" intended to de-stabilize Syria. Syrian authorities have long described the Civil Defense search-and-rescue group, which are popularly...

Thousands rally in Munich to protest 'politics of fear'

Jul. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are protesting in Germany's southern city of Munich against what they say is the "politics of fear" that is pushing public debate in the country to the right. Police said 15,000 people took part in Sunday's rally, which was supported by trade unions, church groups and...

Merkel: German govt is solid despite fight over migration

Jul. 20, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Friday that a bitter fight over migrant policy hurt Germans' confidence in her government, but said she never thought of quitting and insisted that her administration is doing solid work. Merkel's fourth-term government took office in March after a...

The Latest: EU border guards may be deployed in Macedonia

Jul. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The European Union and Macedonia have agreed to allow EU border guards to be deployed in Macedonia if the country, which borders Greece, faces "sudden migratory challenges." The deal, initialed by EU commissioner...

Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

Jul. 12, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them had violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. The Diciotti ship pulled into the port of Trapani...