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Europe still ‘hasn’t done homework’ on refugees, German leader says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she did the right thing by allowing large numbers of migrants into Germany two years ago and that Europe hasn’t done enough to develop long-term …


Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade

The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

Britain seeks smooth rules to resolve legal disputes after Brexit

Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days …


UK is said to set out more detailed Brexit vision next week

The U.K. is preparing to give further details of its approach to Brexit next week when it lays out positions in at least three different areas that it wants to …


Gary Graham: World is watching rancor in America

I will return to a country that remains divided in ways that I’ve not seen since the Vietnam War era. The country I love is far better than what it …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

People from across Europe protest logging in Polish forest

Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.


Golf with Jim Meehan: Wendy Ward back for more at Solheim Cup

Still in celebration mode shortly after the U.S. team’s stunning rally to win the 2015 Solheim Cup in Germany, Juli Inkster was asked if she wanted to return as captain …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Ongoing ‘Lucifer’ heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia – No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, …


Wildfires tear across French island of Corsica and Greece

Wildfires are threatening homes south of Athens and a famed hikers’ route in Corsica as high winds and unusually hot weather hits many areas of Europe.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its …


Macedonia, Bulgaria sign historic treaty, renounce rivalry

Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a landmark friendship agreement Tuesday that is designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a section of the Balkans where many countries remain at odds …


Germany’s immigrant population hits new high in 2016

The number of people in Germany with immigrant roots rose 8.5 percent last year to a record 18.6 million, powered by the influx of refugees and other migrants up to …


Italy OKs naval support to help Libya fight trafficking

Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.


Europe horse meat scam: At least 66 people arrested

Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption.


‘Thank you, dear Donald’: Why Macron invited Trump to France

If the potential for a productive relationship between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron initially seemed a scant possibility, Trump’s whirlwind Bastille Day visit to France suggested that …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing

Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Coal-fired plants top polluters in Europe

Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says.


E.U. parliament threatens veto on Brexit over citizens’ rights

The European Parliament on Monday set itself on a collision course with Britain, making a damning assessment of British proposals on EU citizens’ rights after the U.K. leaves the European …


In Poland, Trump says of Russian meddling: ‘Nobody really knows for sure’

Hours before a crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump stopped short Thursday of condemning Moscow for meddling in the U.S. presidential election – and refused to …


President Trump welcomed by cheering, flag-waving supporters in Warsaw

Donald Trump was welcomed Thursday by an enthusiastic crowd in Warsaw that chanted his name and waved U.S. and Polish flags when he delivered an address – just as Poland’s …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Russia’s Putin, North Korea to challenge Trump overseas

President Donald Trump opens his two-nation European visit with what he expects to be a short but warm stop in Poland before he encounters what could be a frostier reception …


Official: Firm at center of cyberattack knew of problems

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

In Europe, Trump may discover if first impressions stick

President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia’s …


As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe

Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …


Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit, White House officials say

President Donald Trump will hold a high stakes meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he attends the G-20 summit in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Przemek Karnowski trying to stick with Charlotte Hornets

The 7-foot-1 center from Poland became one of the most beloved players in Gonzaga history for several reasons, beginning with his amiable personality.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor U.S. WWI troops

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in U.S.

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices …


Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.