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Bosnian police block 100 migrants from reaching Croatia

Jun. 18, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian border police on Monday stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe. Police blocked the migrants near the Maljevac border crossing in...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 12:44 PM 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 migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of Europe's...

EU extends restrictions on business in Crimean Peninsula

Jun. 18, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it has extended restrictions on doing business with companies or officials in Ukraine's Crimea region and the city of Sevastopol for a year over Russia's annexation of the peninsula. EU headquarters said in a statement that the measures, which include bans on...

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

Jun. 18, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details Monday of a plan to boost health care funding by 3.4 percent a year, saying a "Brexit dividend" of cost savings would partly pay for the increase. Opponents welcomed the extra spending, but said claims that Britain would get an economic lift...

The Latest: Spain rescues migrants on rubber boats at sea

Jun. 18, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has brought to safety 152 migrants attempting to enter Europe by sea, while a boat with 54 more people is still missing. The service said Monday that it found three inflatable...

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jun. 18, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to "North Macedonia" and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said a...

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...

Thomas Markle says Prince Harry said to give Trump a chance

Jun. 18, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of the former Meghan Markle says he talked politics with Prince Harry over the phone — and Harry argued that he should give President Donald Trump a chance. Thomas Markle told broadcaster ITV on Monday that he had several phone conversations with Harry, including one in...

No progress reported in Poland-EU standoff over courts

Jun. 18, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top European Union official and the Polish prime minister have not reported any progress after a meeting aimed at breaking an impasse over changes to the Polish courts that the EU says violate European democratic standards. Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's first...