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German foreign minister unconvinced by Trump about-turn

Jul. 18, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's walking back of comments on whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election "doesn't appear particularly convincing." Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview Wednesday with the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland newspaper group...

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...

Germany denies Qatar quotes attributed to defense minister

Jul. 16, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is denying comments about Qatar attributed to the German defense minister in Arab media, saying the articles "are in large parts wrong." In an article published Saturday the Qatar News Agency cited an unidentified "local Arabic newspaper" as saying Ursula von der Leyen had spoken of a...

The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

Jul. 15, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says at least 479 people, including more than 100 children, were rescued over the weekend while attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa.   The...

In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

Jul. 15, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will take 50 of the 450 migrants rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that's been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta. In a statement Sunday, the German government said "with a view to the ongoing talks about greater bilateral cooperation on...

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

Jul. 13, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland. Aides say Trump will be spending the weekend preparing for his Monday summit with Russia's Vladimir...

The Latest: Italy, Malta at odds over boat with 450 migrants

Jul. 13, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Malta says a fishing boat with some 450 migrants on board was in Italian waters when it learned about the vessel so it's not up to Maltese authorities to carry out a rescue. Italy said Friday that Malta was obliged to save...

The Latest: Trump, queen getting acquainted over tea

Jul. 13, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II are getting acquainted over tea at Windsor Castle. Towering over the queen, Trump and the monarch shared a few interactions Friday as they reviewed troops at the...

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

Jul. 12, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister...

The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

Jul. 12, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV...