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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Jun. 18, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe's biggest economy will trim...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of turning back migrants unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of...

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

Jun. 18, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Germany's interior minister says he wants to be able to start turning migrants back at the border quickly if Chancellor Angela Merkel's talks with other European Union countries fail to produce results this...

AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany's govt crisis?

Jun. 18, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again. But the crisis shaking the new administration has come from within Merkel's own...

World stocks slide over trade tensions, German politics

Jun. 18, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks dropped Monday on concerns over trade as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants threatened the German government. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 1.3 percent...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo...

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Jun. 17, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at...

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

Jun. 16, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration. It's not about the hundreds of thousands...

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...