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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks to The Associated Press, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Guterres said Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak that began in China

AP Interview: UN chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks

Feb. 18, 2020 9:02 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that the virus outbreak that began in China poses “a very dangerous situation” for the world, but “is not out of control.” Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, Antonio Guterres said that “the...

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter arrives at the Foreign Ministry to meet the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The commander of anti-government forces in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

UN says Libyan rival forces resume talks to save cease-fire

Feb. 18, 2020 8:48 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Libya’s warring sides resumed Tuesday U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country, the U.N. said, even as eastern Libyan forces stepped up their attacks on the Libyan capital, hitting its port. It appeared to be the first such...

Spain searches for migrants on boats near Canary Islands

Feb. 18, 2020 7:58 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain was searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Spain's maritime rescue service said Tuesday. A Civil Guard airplane was searching for the boats near the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, off the...

FILE - In this Friday, May 4, 2018 file photo, migrants and refugees wait outside the European Asylum Support Service offices inside the camp of Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Greece's government says on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 it is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five Greece islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Amid protests, Greece suspends migrants detention plan

Feb. 17, 2020 6:52 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it is suspending an emergency plan to build migrant detention camps on Greek islands near the Turkish coast to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose the move. Notis Mitarakis, the migration affairs minister, said Monday the plan...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Afghan refugee Hukam Khan narrates the situation of his country, at Kabobayan refugee camp, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Khan isn't sure how old he is, but his beard is long and white, and when he came to Pakistan 40 years ago fleeing an earlier war in Afghanistan his children were small, stuffed onto the backs of donkeys and dragged across rugged mountain peaks to the safety of northwest Pakistan. After 40 years, more than 1.5 million Afghan refugees still live in neighboring Pakistan. They feel abandoned by their own government, increasingly unwelcome in their reluctant host country and ignored by the United Nations.  (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Afghan refugees tell UN: 'We need peace, land to go home'

Feb. 17, 2020 3:10 AM EST

KABOBAYAN CAMP, Pakistan (AP) — Hukam Khan isn’t sure how old he is, but his beard is long and white, and when he came to Pakistan 40 years ago fleeing an earlier war in Afghanistan, his children were small, stuffed onto the backs of donkeys and dragged across rugged mountains to the safety of...

A model is styled backstage before appearing in the Anna Sui fashion show during New York's Fashion Week, Monday Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Feb. 15, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes Bong Joon Ho reacting as he is presented with the award for best picture for...

Mourners carry coffins during a funeral of military cadets in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Health officials said the death toll from the airstrike climbed to at least 30 people, most of them students and over 30 others were wounded. The airstrike took place in the city's south late Saturday, an area which has seen heavy clashes in recent months. Forces based in eastern Libya and led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter have been fighting to seize the capital from the weak but U.N.-supported government. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)

EU officials push for bloc to enforce Libya arms embargo

Feb. 14, 2020 8:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European Union officials are seeking support from member states to have naval ships enforce the U.N. arms embargo against Libya, according to a confidential memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The proposal from the EU's diplomatic service, dated Feb. 12, suggests the bloc's largely...

Baby born in migrant boat rescued near Canary Islands

Feb. 14, 2020 5:46 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Friday that they have rescued a group of 86 migrants that included a baby who was born during the perilous journey in the open sea to reach Europe. Emergency services for the Canary Islands said that the newborn was taken to a hospital along with its mother and three...

FILE - In this Feb.11, 2020 file photo, a group of migrants disembark from a vessel after being rescued by Spanish maritime authorities at Motril port in Granada, Spain. The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday Feb. 13, 2020 upheld an appeal and backed Spain's express deportation of two African migrants back to Morocco from a Spanish enclave in northwest Africa as part of a mass expulsion ruling that there had been no violation of articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida, File)

European court backs Spain on express migrant deportations

Feb. 13, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday backed Spain’s express deportation of two African migrants back to Morocco from a Spanish enclave in northwest Africa as part of a mass expulsion. The court’s grand chamber ruled that there had been no violation of two articles of...

North Macedonia finds 53 migrants crammed into a truck

Feb. 13, 2020 9:40 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia have found 53 migrants crammed into a truck in a southeastern border region and arrested the driver on suspicion of belonging to a trafficking gang, officials said Thursday. A police statement said the vehicle was stopped during a routine check late...