PARIS (AP) - France's First Lady Brigitte Macron has visited a new adult school she helped found in a poor Paris suburb.
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Greece's migration policy minister says the European Union's Mediterranean states are in a better position to convince other EU partners to help them cope with migrant arrivals.
(AFP) -- Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Activists have blocked the main entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show in a protest against what they call the "climate and environment destroyers" of the auto industry.
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) - An NGO migrant transport with 82 migrants aboard says it has been given permission to dock at a tiny Italian island.
Two women who are dual British-Australian citizens and an Australian man have been detained in Iran, one of them sentenced to 10 years in prison, Australia's government and media said Wednesday.
European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen finalized a list Monday of the people she wants working with her when she takes the helm of the European Union's executive branch in November.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation has held an event in Warsaw to honour Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger decades ago to save others.
LONDON (AP) — A British Cabinet minister has quit Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, saying she disagrees with his Brexit strategy.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland’s nationalist ruling party has promised higher earnings, adherence to Catholic values and more judicial system changes as he started campaigning for next month’s parliamentary election.
ROME (AP) — Italian police have detained 10 people in the central Abruzzo region for alleged tax crimes and money laundering aimed at financing Islamic extremist groups.
German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe's biggest economy, dropped sharply in July, erasing the previous month's gains.
Hungary's prime minister said Thursday that economic incentives for families, not immigration, are the answer to low birth rates and a decreasing population.
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s divide over Brexit has cost Prime Minister Boris Johnson another member of his embattled government — his own brother.
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons has approved an attempt by lawmakers to stop the country leaving the European Union in October without a divorce deal, sending it to Parliament’s unelected upper chamber for debate.
A British court ruled Wednesday that a police force's use of automated facial recognition technology is lawful, dealing a blow to an activist concerned about its implications for privacy.
An attempt by British lawmakers to stop the country leaving the European Union in October without a divorce deal has passed its first major hurdle in Parliament.
German authorities say two World War II-era bombs found in two major cities have been successfully defused and disposed of.
LONDON (AP) —London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he’s outraged that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shut down Parliament for several weeks and he hopes all parties will come together to stop a no-deal departure from the European Union.
LONDON (AP) -- The UK Labour Party's chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a "no-deal" Brexit will require another extension to Article 50 so the Oct.
(AFP) -- President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings.
VILLEURBANNE, France (AP) - Police detained an Afghan man seeking asylum in France after one person was fatally stabbed and nine others injured Saturday outside a subway station in a suburb of Lyon, authorities said.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's prime minister and his national security advisers decided Saturday to transfer refugees from overcrowded migrant camps on its eastern islands to the mainland and accelerate the deportation of rejected applicants for asylum without giving them the right to appeal.
(AFP) -- Police fired water cannon and tear gas to clear Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters from outside the city's parliament on Saturday, as demonstrators defied a ban on rallying and the arrests of leading activists to take to the streets for a 13th straight weekend.
At least 155 migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa successfully entered the Spanish enclave of Ceuta after climbing over fences or walking across a border post separating the territory from Morocco, authorities said Friday.
HELSINKI (AP) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is defending his government's decision to suspend parliament and says the move has nothing to do with preventing lawmakers from debating the country's exit from the European Union.
Greece's newly elected prime minister has said during a visit in Berlin that he hopes Germany will agree to start negotiations on war reparations.
Britain's Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, says the House of Commons will move quickly to try to block a no-deal Brexit despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament.
Poland's next annual state budget will for the first time in 30 years not run a deficit, mainly thanks to efficient tax collection and changes to the pension system, the prime minister said Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has fallen for a fifth consecutive month and hit a nearly seven-year low, a closely watched survey found Monday — adding to mounting worries that Europe’s biggest economy is headed for a recession.
BIARRITZ, France (AP) - A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G7 summit and headed straight to the buildings where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions.
BIARRITZ, France (AP) - The first fissures emerged among G7 leaders on Sunday over how to deal with Iran, as U.S. President Donald Trump denied he had signed on to an agreement on giving France a leading role as a go-between with the world's major democracies.
(AFP) -- A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday, ending a two-week ordeal during which Beijing's state media smeared him with lurid allegations.
BERLIN (AP) - Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Austrian Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014.
(AFP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) - North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south.
(AFP) -- Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, as a stand-off in a working-class district on Saturday descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Three people were missing Friday in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150, rescuers said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to find little support for his drive to reopen Brexit negotiations when he meets with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, the second stop on his first European tour as leader of the British government.
Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo says a navy ship will stay close to an Italian island in case a group of migrants disembarked there need to be transported to Spain in coming days.
More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital in connection with a human trafficking investigation.
PARIS (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has prompted international concern about radiation leaks.
Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone was lower in July than anticipated, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month.
ROME (AP) - Spain says a Spanish ship with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can sail to Spain and disembark its passengers in Algeciras.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants, and politicians, has resigned.
PARIS (AP) - Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher - all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory.
(AFP) -- Asian and European seamen were kidnapped Thursday aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea off the southern Cameroon port of Douala, a senior Cameroonian navy source said.
BERLIN (AP) - A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom.
BERLIN (AP) - German federal prosecutors say they've charged three Iraqi refugees with planning an Islamic extremist bombing.
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Norway’s capital say the shooting at a mosque that wounded one person is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack and that the alleged perpetrator is also a murder suspect in a separate case.
Hong Kong (AFP) -- Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 10th weekend in a row, once again defying police after a night of "hit-and-run" rallies across the city.
LONDON (AP) — A power cut that affected a million people and caused travel chaos was not the result of a cyberattack, operators of Britain’s electricity network said Saturday.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police say an explosion outside a neighbourhood police station in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, has damaged the outside of the building but there were no injuries.
The world's approach to containing China's rise resembles the "catastrophic failure" to prevent the advance of Nazi Germany, the head of Australia's parliamentary intelligence committee warned Thursday.
Poland's president has set Oct. 13 as the day for parliamentary elections, a vote which the current right-wing ruling party Law and Justice is well-positioned to win.
PARIS (AP) - Single women and lesbians in France won't have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time.
German prosecutors are still trying to determine the motives of a man suspected of pushing an 8-year-old boy and his mother in front of a train at Frankfurt's main station.
(AFP) -- Seven Israeli tourists held in Cyprus are to be released after a British teenager who accused them of gang rape was arrested on suspicion of making a false allegation, a police source said Sunday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency security session on Monday to discuss how to respond to Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
The scandal-struck former British ambassador to Washington D.C. who left office after a series of leaks imperilled his position was himself responsible for leaks of secret intelligence, according to claims made by a newspaper.
BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again sat through national anthems at a military honors ceremony after three recent incidents in which her body shook as she stood at similar events.
LONDON (AP) - An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said late Saturday.
British authorities are charging hundreds of climate change protesters with public order offences in hearings that will take weeks to process.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there's nothing to worry about.
Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was being sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts.
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank says it will cut 18,000 jobs by 2022 in a sweeping restructuring aimed at restoring consistent profitability and improving returns to its shareholders.
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Council President Donald Tusk appealed Thursday to hostile MEPs to endorse a raft of nominees for some of the EU's most coveted jobs amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders hand-picked the candidates in a series of shady backroom deals.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's government on Thursday proposed new laws that would prevent extremist Australians from returning home for up to two years, as the country prepares for the repatriation of Islamic State group supporters from the Middle East.
BRUSSELS (AP) — David-Maria Sassoli, an Italian member of the Socialists & Democrats bloc, has been elected as the next president of the European parliament after two rounds of voting in the Strasbourg-based legislature.
(AFP) -- The captain of a migrant transport ship was due to appear in court on Monday accused of hitting a police boat while entering Italy's Lampedusa port with 40 people picked up in the Mediterranean.
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands reporters' questions surrounding her health after two incidents this month in which she was seen shaking at public events, but insisted: "I'm fine.
A member of the UK Parliament who was suspended over remarks relating to antisemitism in the Labour Party has been reinstated, a move which the vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has called an "utter disgrace".
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia's prime minister said on Monday.
CAIRO (AP) - Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted Europe-bound vessels carrying nearly 200 migrants, including women, off the country's Mediterranean coast.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Islamic State’s recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for more front-line roles for women in jihadi groups in the future, the European Union’s police agency said in a report published Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms were being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on “harmful” gender stereotypes came into force Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade, a traditional display of British pageantry.
LONDON (AP) - UK police have arrested 30 Hells Angels bikers during a three-day event marking the motorcycle club's 50th anniversary in Britain.
LONDON (AP) - UK police have arrested 30 Hells Angels bikers during a three-day event marking the motorcycle club's 50th anniversary in Britain.
TOPCROFT, England (AP) - David Woodrow, 95, raises the American flag beside a memorial on his farm in eastern England every morning, weather permitting.
(AFP) -- Does the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the U.S. Espionage Act for publishing classified military and diplomatic documents threaten the constitutional right to freedom of the press?
Several UK newspapers carried claims appearing to originate in a regional news website Wednesday that Brexit leader Nigel Farage had been trapped by milkshake-wielding assailants, but spokesmen for the party denied the incident took place.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor spelled an end to his governing coalition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding she quit within weeks.
Spanish police say they have arrested 11 people suspected of forming part of a human trafficking ring transporting migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in small boats unfit for the open water.
An Australian reporter has been charged with multiple offences after he allegedly tried to lure Christians to his house to attack them with a sword.
BERLIN — Germany’s two main Christian churches will lose millions of members over the coming decades and will have to tighten their financial belts as a result, according to a study published Thursday.
PARIS (AP) — French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security.
LONDON (AP) - A British judge sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy.
LONDON (AP) - Britain's University of Cambridge plans to investigate its links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a two-year study that will recommend ways to acknowledge and address the impact of the university's involvement.
PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protests are taking place in France’s main cities for the 24th consecutive week to challenge economic policies that President Emmanuel Macron stood by while unveiling measures intended to quell the anti-government movement.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration party said Friday he hopes a new right-wing alliance “can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever” after next month’s European Parliament elections.
LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.
A jihadi bride is set to receive large sums of taxpayer-funded legal aid from the British government despite having her citizenship revoked.
Farage: British Are 'Lions Led by Donkeys', Vows to 'Change Politics for Good' at Brexit Party Rally
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom -- Nigel Farage has said the British are anation of "lions led by donkeys" and that the people must "fight back" against the "career political class" in an impassioned speech to a Brexit Party rally.
LONDON (AP) - The Ukrainian Embassy says its ambassador's car was rammed twice while it was parked in front of the London embassy building. British police say they opened fire on the suspect's car before detaining the alleged perpetrator.
A majority of people in the UK from every age bracket and ethnic background want to see immigration reduced, a new survey has found.