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Germany wants ‘swift solution’ for lawyer detained in Turkey

Nov. 22, 2019 4:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says he’ll raise with his Turkish counterpart the issue of a lawyer retained by the Germany embassy in Ankara who was arrested two months ago. Heiko Maas said Friday that Germany wants a “swift solution” and he plans to speak to Turkish...

Turkey: Captured IS figure planned Russia, Germany attacks

Nov. 22, 2019 3:07 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister has identified a key Islamic State suspect captured by the country's forces in Syria as the alleged mastermind behind attacks in Russia and Germany, according to a newspaper report on Friday. Turkey had announced last week that it detained an "important" IS...

Report: 7 killed in shelling in Syrian government held city

Nov. 21, 2019 2:54 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — At least seven civilians were killed Thursday in the Syrian government-controlled city of Aleppo in intense shelling from rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest. The shelling comes a day after Syrian government troops bombed a displaced people’s camp in the nearby...

The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

Cyprus rescues 120 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Nov. 21, 2019 3:20 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say 120 Syrian migrants have been housed at a reception center after arriving from Turkey aboard a boat. Police said Thursday that the 97 men, 20 children — including 14 unaccompanied minors — and three women told authorities they each paid people...

Syrian shelling of camp housing displaced people kills 15

Nov. 20, 2019 3:49 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops bombarded a camp hosting displaced people near the Turkish border in the country’s northwest Wednesday, striking an area close to a maternity hospital and killing at least 15 people, including six children, Syrian opposition activists said. The attack came just...

A glance at NATO’s aims for Dec. summit, as tensions simmer

Nov. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to make final preparations for an imminent summit of the military alliance’s leaders amid deep political tensions between the allies. The rift was exacerbated by French President Emmanuel Macron’s allegations that NATO is...

Greece announces major overhaul of migrant camp system

Nov. 20, 2019 10:15 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its migration management system, replacing overcrowded refugee camps on the islands with smaller detention facilities and moving some 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis...

The Latest: Ship rescues 30 more migrants off Libya

Nov. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The humanitarian ship Ocean Viking has rescued another 30 people from a boat in distress off the Libyan coast, bringing the total number of migrants aboard the rescue vessel to 125. Doctors Without Borders said on...

NATO chief heads to Paris as France comes under fire

Nov. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that he will travel to Paris next week for talks with President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader lamented the “brain death” of the world’s biggest military alliance. Macron's very public criticism of NATO...