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BERLIN | In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

BERLIN — Germany says it will take 50 of the 450 migrants rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that’s been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta. In a statement Sunday, the German government said “with a view to the ongoing talks about greater bilateral cooperation on asylum, Germany … Continue reading BERLIN | In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Europe provocations and the facts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: “I didn’t criticize the prime minister.” — news conference Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Europe provocations and the facts

ROME | Italy transfers migrants off ship, but refuses them entry

ROME — Italy transferred 451 migrants from a big fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea, but the migrants’ ultimate destination remained uncertain after Italy’s hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or Libya instead. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has forced migration to the top of … Continue reading ROME | Italy transfers migrants off ship, but refuses them entry

BEIJING | Correction: US-China Tariffs-The Latest story

BEIJING— In a story July 12 about the latest developments in the U.S.-China trade war, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 200,000 jobs at an Alabama Hyundai plant could be jeopardized if the U.S. imposes higher auto tariffs. The plant employs 3,500 people. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: China seafood … Continue reading BEIJING | Correction: US-China Tariffs-The Latest story

LONDON | The Latest: Trump, May differ on effects of immigration

LONDON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are expressing differing views on the benefits of immigration to Europe. Trump says during a joint news conference that immigration has been “very bad” for Europe and is changing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Trump, May differ on effects of immigration

U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The following is a joint statement by the United States and the European Union: The eighth EU-U.S. Energy Council met today in Brussels.  This was the first meeting of the Energy Council during the Administration of President Donald J. Trump and allowed for a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

BRUSSELS | Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump closed out his chaotic two-day visit to NATO Thursday by declaring victory, claiming that member nations caved to his demands to significantly increase defense spending and reaffirming his commitment to the alliance. But there were no immediate specifics on what Trump said he had achieved, and French President Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

LONDON | The Latest: White House recommits to Trump-May meeting

LONDON— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump “continues to look forward to” his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week despite the turmoil that Brexit is creating in her government. May defended her plan for Britain’s exit from the European Union after British … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: White House recommits to Trump-May meeting