- UNHCR: Greece must do more to tackle migration 'emergency' Updated: Jul-31-15 11:43 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities need to "wake up" and do more to adequately accommodate a burgeoning number of refugee arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency requiring a natural disaster-like response, a senior official with the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
- Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man Updated: Jul-31-15 11:41 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
- Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear Updated: Jul-31-15 10:22 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens.
- EU to probe FedEx takeover of Dutch rival TNT Updated: Jul-31-15 9:40 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is opening an in-depth probe into whether FedEx's proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Dutch company TNT would strangle competition in the massive market for small package deliveries.
- Spain to give civil servants first pay rise in 5 years Updated: Jul-31-15 9:32 am
MADRID - Spain's prime minister Friday promised a 1 percent pay rise for Spain's 2.5 million civil servants in the 2016 budget, their first hike in five years after public spending was reined in because of the country's economic crisis.
- Hungarian minister: over 100,000 migrants so far in 2015 Updated: Jul-31-15 8:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.
- Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 am
BRUSSELS - Unemployment and inflation were stable in the 19-nation eurozone in early summer, when the Greek crisis was raging on and raising concerns over the outlook of the currency union.
- UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants Updated: Jul-31-15 8:22 am
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron offered Friday to send sniffer dogs and fencing to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain, pledging to work closely with French authorities to get a grip on the crisis.
- Argentina's foreign minister questions Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-29-15 5:23 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country.
- Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift Updated: Jul-29-15 10:32 am
PIONKI, Poland - Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts."
- Iran says will hold 'high-level' talks with EU Updated: Jul-28-15 1:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that "high-level" talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month.
- Slovenia appoints ICJ head as arbitration representative Updated: Jul-28-15 12:46 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenia's prime minister says his government has appointed the head of the International Court of Justice, Ronny Abraham, as the country's representative in arbitration over a border dispute with Croatia.
- FIFA welcomes legal win for ban on third-party ownership Updated: Jul-27-15 9:05 am
ZURICH - FIFA has welcomed a legal win in a Belgian court which upholds its ban on third-party investors owning players' transfer rights.
- Hungary's Orban says illegal immigration threatens Europe Updated: Jul-25-15 8:16 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from the "depths of Africa" looking to escape poverty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.
- EU regulator recommends 1st license for malaria vaccine Updated: Jul-24-15 10:25 am
LONDON - The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time.
- European court rejects Financial Fair Play challenge Updated: Jul-22-15 10:41 am
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA says it has won at the European Union's supreme court after a legal challenge to "Financial Fair Play" rules that curb club spending was thrown out.
- Europe approves Amgen's first-in-class cholesterol drug Updated: Jul-21-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Amgen on Tuesday received European approval for its first-of-a-kind cholesterol drug that lowers levels of the artery-clogging substance more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
- Birmingham mayor: Pleased to back pope's call to end slavery Updated: Jul-21-15 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY - The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.
- UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers Updated: Jul-20-15 5:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions, but also approved a provision that would automatically reinstate the harsh measures if Tehran reneges on its promises.
- EU agrees to help Tunisia fight terror, boost economy Updated: Jul-20-15 2:43 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union on Monday agreed to help Tunisia combat violent Islamic extremism and boost its economy, including by raising quotas on how much olive oil it can sell in EU markets.
- Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies Updated: Jul-20-15 7:19 am
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.
- EU task force seeks mental exams, drug tests for pilots Updated: Jul-17-15 10:07 am
BRUSSELS - A European Union task force on Friday recommended pre-employment psychological evaluations and random drug and alcohol testing for pilots to prevent a repeat of the Germanwings disaster.
- EU task force seeks mental exams, drug tests for pilots Updated: Jul-17-15 9:42 am
BRUSSELS - A European Union task force is recommending pre-employment psychological evaluations and random drug and alcohol tests for pilots to prevent a repeat of the Germanwings disaster.
- Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power Updated: Jul-17-15 5:20 am
TEMELIN NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic - A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit nations once on the opposite sides of the Iron Curtain against one another.
- Yellen, Draghi upbeat despite tumult in Greece, China Updated: Jul-16-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The Chinese stock market is experiencing a terrifying freefall, and Greece is teetering on the brink of financial collapse.