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Federal police officers carry a box with secured documents during raids in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Police in Germany have raided dozens of homes linked to anti-government groups suspected of manufacturing fake documents. (Peter Endig/dpa via AP)

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

May. 27, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday. Overall,...

Children of migrant workers from other states wait outside a railway station to catch a train to return to their hometowns, in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 15, 2020. The pandemic has exposed India's deep economic divide as millions of migrant workers have left Indian cities with luggage bags perched on their heads and children in their arms, walking down highways in desperate attempts to reach the countryside. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

May. 16, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses China in coronavirus infection cases. ...

Dark clouds envelop the skies as workers fold a billboard to prepare for the coming of typhoon Vongfong in Manila, Philippines Thursday May, 14, 2020. The first typhoon to hit the country this year roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Philippines prep for typhoon amid coronavirus

May. 14, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Typhoon Vongfong bears down on Philippines during lockdown...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) takes part in the government survey in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The agenda of the 159th session of the German Bundestag includes the government survey as well as deliberations on foreign missions of the Bundeswehr. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Merkel urges virus vigilance; Germany loosens border checks

May. 13, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to be “courageous and vigilant” Wednesday as the country emerges from its shutdown, calling on them to avoid a relapse into tougher restrictions even as officials set out plans to relax border controls. Germany started loosening coronavirus...

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a black crow flies over in the deserted Louvre museum courtyard in Paris. The European Union unveiled Wednesday May 13, 2020, its plan to help confinement-tortured citizens across the 27 nations salvage their summer vacations after months of coronavirus lockdown and resurrect Europe’s badly battered tourism industry. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

EU unveils plans to save vacations and avoid a lost summer

May. 13, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday its plan to help citizens across the 27 nations salvage their summer vacations after months of tough coronavirus confinement and to hopefully resurrect Europe’s badly battered tourism industry. Around 150,000 people have died across Europe and...

An Indian woman works at a brick kiln as her child sleeps under a cot during lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. India's lockdown entered a sixth week on Sunday, though some restrictions have been eased for self-employed people unable to access government support to return to work. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Latest: India’s trains get ready to roll again

May. 11, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India’s trains get ready to roll again amid steep...

Unaccompanied migrant minors wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, wave as they board an airplane to Germany at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Fifty asylum-seeking minors were relocated to Hanover as part of a migrant relocation plan agreed by a group of European Union countries. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

47 children from Greek refugee camps arrive in Germany

Apr. 18, 2020 5:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of 47 unaccompanied children evacuated from refugee camps in Greece landed in Germany on Saturday, German officials said. The Interior Ministry said the minors landed in Hanover on a flight from Athens. They were all tested for the coronavirus before departure and will remain in...

Clothes are hung on the fence of a migrant facility at Malakasa village, north of Athens, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Greece has put the facility outside Athens on lockdown for 14 days after a 53-year-old Afghan developed coronavirus symptoms Saturday afternoon. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Germany, Luxembourg to take in migrant children from Greece

Apr. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors staying at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, while Luxembourg has agreed to accept 12, government officials said Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will propose to the Cabinet on Wednesday a plan to bring the children to Germany...