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Spain Picks Up 524 Migrants

(AP) — Spanish rescue services say they have pulled 524 migrants to safety from 12 boats attempting to reach Spain from northern Africa, currently the most used sea route into Europe.

Migrants arrive aboard 'Lifeline', a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline, in the harbour of Valletta, Malta, on June 27, 2018. - A rescue boat stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants docked in Malta on June 27, 2018, after a deal was struck …

Malta Lets Charity Boat Dock, 141 Migrants Accepted by France, Germany

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations in what was described as a “responsibility-sharing exercise.”

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Spain: Charity Brings 87 More Migrants from Africa as Populist Backlash Builds

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant arrivals.

PASSAU, GERMANY - OCTOBER 28: German police lead arriving migrants alongside a street to a transport facility after gathering them at the border to Austria on October 28, 2015 near Wegscheid, Germany. Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer has accused the Austrian government of wantonly shuttling migrants in buses from the Slovenian …

Germany Agrees With Spain to Return Illegal Migrants

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has reached an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration.

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Prince and Prime Minister Mark Centenary of Battle of Amiens

AMIENS, France (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May, joined by ministers and ambassadors from Allied countries and a former German president, marked on Wednesday the centenary of the Battle of Amiens — a short, bloody and decisive confrontation in northern France that heralded the end of World War I.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iranian-born designer made more than …

Danish Fashion Designer Mocks ‘Burqa Ban’ and Police on Runway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iranian-born designer made more than a fashion statement in Denmark on Wednesday by showcasing models wearing the conservative Muslim niqab, and others dressed as police officers, days after a law banning the full-face coverings worn

Pro-European Union, (EU), anti-Brexit demonstrators wear masks featuring the EU flag outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Justice Commissioner Criticises Bloc’s Weak Citizenship Checks

BERLIN (AP) – The European Union’s justice commissioner criticized some member countries’ practice of awarding “golden passports” to rich people from outside the bloc, urging them on Tuesday to do more to ensure that citizenship isn’t given to criminals.

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UK Jewish Leader Urges Apology Over Labour Anti-Semitism

LONDON (AP) — The president of one of the U.K.’s main Jewish groups called Thursday on the leader of the Labour Party to make an “abject apology” to British Jews for allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the left-of-center opposition party.

A general view shows four Libyan Coast Guard ships docked in the harbour of the capital Tripoli, following their return after undergoing maintenance in Italy on May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya Intercepts Almost 600 Europe-Bound Illegal Migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted three groups totaling more than 570 Europe-bound migrants, including at least 66 women and 19 children, in the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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France’s Macron Faces Two No Confidence Votes Amid Scandal

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is facing two votes of no confidence brought by opposition parties in response to a political uproar triggered by a former presidential security aide seen in a video beating a protester.

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German Foreign Minister: Western Balkans Should Join EU

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says it’s in the European Union’s “strategic interest” to expand in the Western Balkans because otherwise China and Russia will gain regional influence instead.

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Italian Police Shut Rome Gypsy Camp Despite EU Ruling

ROME (AP) — Police in Rome on Thursday cleared nearly 400 people, including dozens of children, from a shanty camp inhabited for years by members of the minority Roma community, despite a European Union court ruling halting demolition.

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Hundreds of Migrants Storm Fence to Spanish Enclave Ceuta

MADRID (AP) – Spanish authorities say hundreds of migrants have stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco. Spanish news agency Europa Press quotes Ceuta police saying as many as 400 migrants may have made it