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  • new storyThe Latest: Spain won't commit to taking in more migrants story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:34 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - 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 was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

  • Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:43 am

    BERLIN - 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 on its bailout loans.

  • Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:40 am

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense.

  • Leaders discuss possible new Ukraine summit, France says 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:37 am

    BERLIN - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine's president about the conflict in the country's east.

  • Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm

    VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

  • The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am

    GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am

    VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20 migrants - possibly up to 50 - have been found dead in a truck just miles away.

  • Obama and German leader discuss violence in Ukraine 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have discussed the recent rise in violence in eastern Ukraine from increased attacks by combined Russian-separatist forces.

  • UN refugee chief seeks better EU cooperation on migrants 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm

    GENEVA - The Europe Union's asylum system is "completely dysfunctional," the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, urging the bloc to better coordinate its response to the influx of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East.

  • Merkel to visit refugee shelter attacked by neo-Nazi mob story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:14 am

    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit a refugee shelter at the center of recent riots by neo-Nazis, an official said Tuesday, as German leaders seek to address a spate of violence that has accompanied a surge in migrants this year.

  • Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:02 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion," in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday.

  • Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:10 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a doomed task - which will pave the way for another potentially destabilizing election.

  • German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:08 am

    BERLIN - A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday.

  • 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.

  • German prosecutors drop treason probe against journalists story has photos
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:07 am

    BERLIN - German federal prosecutors on Monday dropped a much-criticized treason investigation of two journalists who had reported on secret plans to expand online surveillance in Germany.