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  • The Latest: EU hopes to redistribute 120,000 migrants

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): __ 8 p.m. A European Union official says the EU’s plan to distribute…

  • UN agency forced to cut food aid to 200,000 Syrian refugees

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The cash-strapped World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including more than 200,000 in Jordan…

  • Victoria, heir to Swedish throne, is pregnant with 2nd child

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s royal palace says Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, are expecting their second child in March. Victoria, 38, married Daniel, a commoner and her former personal trainer, in…

  • Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hosting Saudi Arabia’s new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman’s desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished…

  • Argentina: doors are open to welcome Syrian refugees

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s cabinet chief says his nation is willing to welcome more Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war. Anibal Fernandez said Friday that the government eased the entrance of Syrians…

  • Fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital kills 3 patients

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed three patients, while two more required treatment for smoke inhalation. The fire brigade says another 12 patients were safely…

  • VENICE WATCH: Ukraine revolution inspires Venice documentary

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here’s what has been catching the eye of The Associated…

  • Cardin’s opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced…

  • Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants frustrated at being stuck at two train stations in Hungary set off on foot for Austria on Friday, one group forming a line nearly a half-mile long as…

  • Germany: 30 apparently suffer amphetamine poisoning

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say emergency workers called to a conference center in northern Germany found some 30 people staggering and suffering from cramps, apparently as a result of amphetamine poisoning. The local government said…

  • Rare bombings strike predominantly Druze Syrian province

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two rare explosions went off Friday near a hospital in a province in southern Syria, killing at least eight people and wounding 22 others, state-run news agency SANA said. The car…

  • Contours of UN climate pact starting to take shape

    BONN, Germany (AP) — U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement. A weeklong session in Bonn finished Friday…

  • 22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Twenty-two members of the United Arab Emirates’ military were killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, the official news agency WAM said Friday,…

  • Charities, large and small, give migrants critical aid

    Charities and humanitarian organizations provide critical aid to waves of migrants arriving in Europe, hungry and exhausted, or sometimes ill, after long, treacherous journeys and still hoping to reach their chosen destination in the West.…

  • Former Bosnian Serb leader has gall bladder removed

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is waiting for verdicts in his genocide trial at a United Nations war crimes tribunal, has had surgery to remove his gall bladder.…