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Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

Oct. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his counterparts from Germany's 16 states said Friday they support a series of measures including...

Germany probes synagogue suspect, pledges better security

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While many...

The Latest: Americans in German synagogue as gunman hit door

Oct. 9, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The latest on a shooting in eastern Germany (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says 10 Americans were inside the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle that a gunman unsuccessfully tried to enter on Yom Kippur. Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday that "all...

2 dead in attack targeting German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Oct. 9, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. The attacker shot at the door of the...

Several EU countries refuse to back migrant boat plan

Oct. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A large majority of European Union member countries have refused to back a plan to quickly get migrants off boats in the Mediterranean Sea and distribute them among willing EU partners. At a meeting of EU interior ministers, only Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal offered to take part in the...

Syrian arrested over incident in Germany with stolen truck

Oct. 8, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man has been arrested after apparently commandeering a truck and driving into a line of cars in a western German town, leaving eight people slightly injured, prosecutors said Tuesday. Frankfurt prosecutors said they can't yet give any information on a possible motive for the incident...

Greece transfers 570 migrants from overcrowded camp

Oct. 6, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities were transferring around 570 migrants from an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos on Sunday, officials said. A regularly scheduled ferry left Lesbos carrying the migrants, who used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the plan to...

The Latest: Greece moves 570 migrants from overcrowded camp

Oct. 6, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A regularly scheduled ferry left the Greek island of Lesbos carrying around 570 migrants that used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the plan to reduce overcrowding at the camp where about...

Greece: EU members refusing refugees should be sanctioned

Oct. 4, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Friday it will call on the European Union to impose sanctions on member states that refuse to accept refugees, as senior European officials visited Ankara and Athens to try and stem a surge in migrant arrivals overwhelming Greek islands. A group of central and eastern EU...

Turkey: Europe must cooperate, not blame Ankara for migrants

Oct. 4, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on European nations to work with Ankara on solving the refugee crisis instead of blaming it for a rise in migrant flows to Europe. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments on Friday after a meeting with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and...