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  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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 after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said. The problems…

  • Migrants defiant as Hungary blocks train links for 2nd day

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest’s main international railway station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other European Union…

  • Report: 11 migrants drown, 5 missing off Turkish coast

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish media report says at least 11 migrants have died and five others are missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. The private Dogan news…

  • Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead

    PARIS (AP) — Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday in Paris, officials said, and police were investigating whether the fire was started intentionally. Speaking on French TV BFM, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry…

  • Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free travel zone and could drive many into…

  • Shots fired from Syria kill Turkish soldier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The military says a Turkish soldier was killed from shots fired from Islamic State-controlled area across the border in Syria. A second soldier is reported missing. The military said the incident…

  • Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalists to deter foreign media

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Tuesday denounced a Turkish court’s decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign…

  • Greek coast guard finds weapons shipment on cargo ship

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek coast guard special unit raided a Bolivian-flagged freighter early Tuesday off the southern island of Crete and found a shipment of undeclared weapons apparently headed for Libya. The coast…

  • Moldovan police chief briefly detained at Moscow airport

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Authorities say Moldova’s police chief was detained for three hours at an airport in Moscow before being released. Interim police chief Gheorghe Cavaliuc was stopped by Russian border police Tuesday and…

  • Putin takes part in hockey game against students in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may be nearing his 63rd birthday, but he can still beat a team of kids in hockey. With the help of some of Russia’s most formidable hockey veterans,…

  • A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The…

  • UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950

    GENEVA (AP) — The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday. The El…

  • Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it and detained six…