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  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a…

  • Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with “aiding a terrorist organization” and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges “baseless…

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer…

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to…

  • Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 6

    MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and injured six others, authorities said. The blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) at the Pirotecnia Zaragozana…

  • US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic

    PRAGUE (AP) — An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the U.S. to face trial, officials said Monday. Czech authorities suspect that Kevin Dahlgren fatally stabbed his aunt, uncle…

  • AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies

    GENEVA (AP) — Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe “push them right into the hands of smugglers,” with potentially deadly consequences, the head of the International Organization…

  • EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis

    BLED, Slovenia (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk has rejected criticism of Europe’s handling of the migrant crisis and promised further measures to deal with the issue. Tusk said Monday after meeting Slovenia’s Prime…

  • Poland’s warring leaders honor Solidarity separately

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s warring president and prime minister have separately marked the 35th anniversary of a key deal between striking workers and communist authorities that opened the way to democracy. The ceremonies were…

  • Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages

    MOSCOW (AP) — A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia’s Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages. Video broadcast on Russian state television showed the bears…

  • EU gives France 5 million euros for new Calais migrant camp

    PARIS (AP) — Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that firmness must accompany humanity in dealing with Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis as officials announced plans for a new refugee center in Calais, where thousands of…

  • Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych…

  • Ukrainian kids go to military camp

    STARE, Ukraine (AP) — More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by the National Guard. The training…

  • Moldova: separatist leader to wed his foreign minister

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The leader of a pro-Russian separatist republic has announced that his foreign minister is resigning to take up another position: she’ll become his wife. Leader of Trans-Dniester, Yevgeny Shevchuk, said in…

  • Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn’t see any possibility of reducing interest rates…