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Messi scores Barcelona's 6,000th league goal

Aug. 18, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves' wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona's 3-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium on...

Ronaldo's Juventus debut the pick of European soccer weekend

Aug. 16, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

The Italian and Spanish leagues get underway this weekend, a week after the English and French leagues started. In Germany, there are cup matches. What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ITALY Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Juventus debut in the northeastern Italian...

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

Aug. 14, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations in what was described as a "responsibility-sharing exercise." The migrants were plucked to safety by the aid boat...

Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

Aug. 9, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant...

Portugal, Spain make progress against major wildfires

Aug. 9, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal and Spain said Thursday they have halted major wildfires but warned the battle isn't over yet. Bulldozers working through the night to create firebreaks helped stop a blaze in southern Portugal's Algarve region that has raced across a hill range for seven...

Portugal says major wildfire will take days to put out

Aug. 8, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major wildfire blackening hills in Portugal's southern Algarve region likely will take several more days to bring under control, the country's prime minister said Wednesday. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that efforts to control the fire that broke out Friday were...

Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

Aug. 7, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry forested hills in southern Portugal. The blaze is sending high plumes of smoke across the Algarve region's famous beaches and bringing criticism...

Rescuers face scrutiny as 234 migrants reach safe haven

Jun. 27, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The captain of a German humanitarian ship that spent nearly a week searching for safe harbor before being allowed to bring 234 migrants rescued at sea to Malta on Wednesday declared during the odyssey: "Saving people is not a crime." Still, once he was on land he was placed under...

Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

Jun. 23, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about 16...