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  • Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking…

  • AP PHOTOS: Chaos and quiet in 24 hours of European migration

    For the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move across Europe, the pace of a day is dictated by forces almost entirely beyond their control: the heat of the sun, the location of guards…

  • Lawyer: Turkey moves Vice journalists to distant prison

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Vice News journalists and their assistant who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been transferred to a prison more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) away from their lawyers…

  • France dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death

    PARIS (AP) — French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned. The assistant prosecutor in Nanterre, Emmanuelle Lepissier, told…

  • New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no…

  • Slovak foreign minister: migrant crisis may unite far-right

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Slovak’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the flood of migrants crossing Europe could unite the far-right in his country, calling it a “scary” prospect. In an interview with The Associated Press…

  • Greek authorities find shotguns, ammunition on freighter

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a partial inventory of unregistered weapons found on a Libya-bound freighter includes nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 “police-style” shotguns. A coast guard statement Wednesday said that…

  • 12 migrants drown off Turkish coast, 2 still missing

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 12 migrants, including five children, drowned off the Turkish coast Wednesday when two boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, Turkish officials said. The tides washed…

  • Norwegian convicts get new home in Dutch prison

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Norwegian convicts is getting a new home — in the Netherlands. Junior Justice Minister Klaas Dijkhoff on Wednesday handed the keys to a Dutch prison to his…

  • Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said…

  • Greece announces measures for refugees on islands

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s caretaker government announced measures Wednesday to improve conditions for the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on eastern Greek islands, and to bolster support for the islands’ residents.…

  • Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead

    PARIS (AP) — Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris’ famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some…

  • UN rapporteur raps Egypt over Al Jazeera English case

    GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. official has criticized the prison sentences given to three Al Jazeera English journalists in a court in Egypt and is calling for their immediate release. The United Nations office…

  • 3 migrants or refugees missing off Greek island found safe

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says three migrants or refugees who had been reported missing at sea overnight have been found alive and rescued by a fishing boat. A search and rescue operation…

  • Faeroe Islands left-wing opposition set to form new gov’t

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Left-leaning opposition parties in the Faeroe Islands say they are set to govern the semi-autonomous Danish territory after defeating the prime minister’s right-leaning party in elections. Social Democratic leader Aksel V.…