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The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to "European appeasement in the 1930s" of Nazi...

France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talks

Jul. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to help get stalled negotiations in a dispute between Serbia and Kosovo going again, describing the issue as a test for Europe. During a visit to Serbia on Monday, Macron also expressed support for Serbia's application to join the...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...

Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debris

Jul. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Migrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome on Monday after police were ordered to clear the site. Residents set fire to tires, mattresses, and garbage to try and deter the police in riot gear. But authorities doused the blaze and proceeded with the...

German defense minister resigns to pursue EU's top job

Jul. 15, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen says she is resigning from Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet to focus on becoming the next head of the European Commission, the top job in the European Union. Von der Leyen tweeted Monday that "tomorrow I will ask for the confidence of the...

The Latest: Greece vows to speed up migrant deportations

Jul. 15, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe migration issues (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials from Greece's new conservative government have vowed to speed up the asylum process for migrants and refugees and restart deportations to neighboring Turkey despite renewed tension between the two NATO members. Prime...

Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals

Jul. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia's president on Monday urged Central Europe to continue to pursue EU goals, while deploring the fact that the region will have no representative among the EU's top leaders. Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova spoke Monday during a visit to Warsaw, where she met Polish...

The Latest: US, EU promise support to tackle Ebola

Jul. 15, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Ebola (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Geneva says the United States will "provide more in the coming months" to help respond to the Ebola outbreak, while the European Union ambassador says the bloc will examine possibilities to scale up its response....

EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

Jul. 15, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union said Monday that it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. It said EU officials held talks on Monday with Sri Lanka's acting...

Poland's Kaczynski says party will have a new leader in 2023

Jul. 14, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of the right-wing party that has governed Poland since 2015 said Sunday he plans to step down at some point to make way for a new leader in 2023. Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is a lawmaker without a Cabinet post but is Poland's most powerful politician, forging...