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Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

Jun. 21, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing next to...

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Jun. 21, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with...

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Jun. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and...

At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

Jun. 20, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

The Trump administration has set up at least three "tender age" shelters to detain babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press has learned. Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley...

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

Jun. 20, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose own government is in crisis over the management of migrant arrivals, is expected to join the...

The Latest: Texas governor seeks bipartisan border solutions

Jun. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas' congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the U.S. border, saying, "This...

Laws to deter asylum-seekers, aid workers passed in Hungary

Jun. 20, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country's asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations' observance dedicated to refugees. The approved changes include a constitutional amendment...

The Latest: Reports: Europe to toughen migrant checks

Jun. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 7 p.m. European governments are reportedly planning tougher checks at train and bus stations as part of efforts to stop asylum-seekers from traveling freely across the continent's open borders. German media reported...

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget

Jun. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies warned the German leader Wednesday against offering financial concessions to other European countries to resolve a conflict over migration that has shaken her government. At the same time, Merkel's hopes of reaching a deal with other European...

Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over...