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BARCELONA, Spain | South Sudan lawmakers extend president’s term until 2021

BARCELONA, Spain  — South Sudan’s parliament on Thursday approved extending President Salva Kiir’s term until 2021, angering the armed opposition and threatening already fragile peace talks in a five-year civil war. The president is expected to sign the extension Thursday or Friday after parliament met in extraordinary session, lawmaker Atem Garang told The Associated Press. … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | South Sudan lawmakers extend president’s term until 2021

INNSBRUCK, Austria  | The Latest: France takes in 78 refugees rescued at sea

INNSBRUCK, Austria  — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 1:45 p.m. France has taken in a group of 78 asylum-seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, after their charity rescue ship was blocked form ports in Italy and Malta. The French Interior Ministry said the group arrived in France on Thursday from Spain, … Continue reading INNSBRUCK, Austria  | The Latest: France takes in 78 refugees rescued at sea

PAMPLONA, Spain  | 2nd day of bull run festival kicks off in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain  — The second running of the bulls at this year’s San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona kicked off under heavy rain, with both bulls and runners slipping throughout the race. Two people were injured and taken to the Navarra hospital after being trampled during the race, according to hospital … Continue reading PAMPLONA, Spain  | 2nd day of bull run festival kicks off in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain  | 5 injured in Pamplona’s annual running of the bulls in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain  — Medical officials overseeing the annual Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, say that five people have been injured at the traditional festival, with at least one gored by a bull’s horns. Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba says ambulances were taking the injured to a nearby hospital just minutes after the race … Continue reading PAMPLONA, Spain  | 5 injured in Pamplona’s annual running of the bulls in Spain

The Latest News: Spain picks up a further 400 migrants at sea

BERLIN — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local) 7:15 p.m. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up just over 400 people from the Mediterranean in a day as migrants hasten to reach Spain from North Africa while the weather remains fair. Monday’s rescues bring the total number of rescued migrants … Continue reading The Latest News: Spain picks up a further 400 migrants at sea

VALENCIA, Spain  | The Latest: Aquarius migrants get 45 days in Spain to heal

VALENCIA, Spain  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Spanish police say the migrants arriving on the Aquarius convoy will be granted 45 days before they must start to resolve their legal situation in Europe. Spanish national police official Bernardo Alonso says that, due to the ordeal … Continue reading VALENCIA, Spain  | The Latest: Aquarius migrants get 45 days in Spain to heal

VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain  — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three … Continue reading VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ship docks in Spain carrying hundreds of migrants

VALENCIA, Spain  — The first ship in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. Medical staff boarded the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo after … Continue reading VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ship docks in Spain carrying hundreds of migrants