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  • new storyThe Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:10 am

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

  • new storyThai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:27 am

    BANGKOK - Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

  • updated storyLawyer: Turkey arrested journalist to deter foreign media 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:03 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant has denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.

  • Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:40 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - 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. Critics denounced the action as a government crackdown on opposition voices ahead of an election on Nov. 1.

  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:22 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.

  • Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:25 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday.

  • 5 killed, 24 injured in attacks in southeast Turkey 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:20 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Officials and media reports say three attacks or clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have killed five people and injured 24 others in southeast Turkey.

  • AP National News Calendar 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:47 pm

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 - September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

  • Turkish President Erdogan approves interim government 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.

  • Exhausted migrants scuffle at Greek-Macedonian border 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 12:30 pm

    IDOMENI, Greece - Scuffles and limited fights broke out Friday among more than 1,000 people at Greece's northern border with Macedonia as exhausted, thirsty migrants jostled to get into position to cross.

  • British journalists detained in Turkey 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 12:11 pm

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Two British journalists were detained along with their fixer while reporting from the main city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, where renewed fighting between the security forces and Kurdish rebels has killed scores of people, officials and reports said Friday.

  • Blind replaces Van Persie with Robben as Netherlands captain story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:38 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Arjen Robben replaced striker Robin van Persie as captain of the Netherlands on Friday in Danny Blind's first squad since taking over from Guus Hiddink as national coach.

  • 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.

  • Turkey probes restoration of tower likened to 'SpongeBob' 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:35 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into restoration work carried out on a historic tower near Istanbul after social media users derided the construction, likening it to the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.

  • Official: Syrian opposition figure dies in attack in Turkey 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:25 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A Syrian opposition commander has died in a bomb attack in the Turkish city of Antakya, near the border with Syria, an official said Wednesday.

  • UN's Cambodian soldiers clear land mines in divided Cyprus 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:28 am

    MAMMARI, Cyprus - Cambodian army Lt. Sovannara Leang says helping clear ethnically-divided Cyprus of land mines has hit home with him.

  • Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:37 am

    STAVANGER, Norway - One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.

  • Turkey, US conclude talks on anti-IS operation plan 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:21 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish and U.S. officials have concluded "technical talks" over their cooperation on operations against the Islamic State group, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday.

  • Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe.

  • Report: 1 migrant drowns, 9 rescued off Turkish coast 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:22 am

    BODRUM, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian woman has drowned and nine other migrants were rescued after their boat sank off the Turkish coast as they tried to reach a Greek island.

  • Report: Turkey erects concrete wall along border with Syria 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:50 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish media reports say Turkey has started to construct a 45 kilometer- (28 mile-) long concrete wall along a key stretch of its border with Syria.

  • Pentagon chief urges Turks to 'do more' against IS story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Turkey needs to "do more" to assist the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, urging America's sometimes reluctant NATO partner to take steps to participate in airstrikes and better control its border.

  • Turkish media group CEO escapes armed attack 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:55 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish media group says its chief executive officer, businessman Murat Sancak, has survived an armed attack in Istanbul.

  • Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.

  • In Greece, red tape, typos add to Syrian refugees' ordeal 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:16 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - According to their Greek travel papers, the two young Syrian brothers are both 110 years old, born to different parents. The officials who processed them upon arrival were so overwhelmed by the crush of migrants entering Greece that they botched the paperwork.