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This photo released on Sunday, June 17, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows migrants disembarking the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, after its arrival at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain. Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a week long ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 4:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Experts within the Council of Europe are asking Hungarian lawmakers to delay passage of a bill that would penalize people who assist refugees with up to a year in prison. Venice Commission chief Gianni...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, right, talk during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Germany's interior minister says he wants to be able to start turning migrants back at the border quickly if Chancellor Angela Merkel's talks with other European Union countries fail to produce results...
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Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 16, 2018 - 5:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association, ditching his prepared remarks to...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, taxi drivers chat as they refuel their vehicles at a gas station in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt announced Saturday, June 16, 2018 steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement. Prices...
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In this June 13, 2018 photo, an organizer, foreground, speaks to families as they wait to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In Tijuana, Latin Americans fleeing drug violence in their countries are camped out and waiting to apply for U.S. asylum - undeterred by the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week to bar victims of gang violence from qualifying. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 15, 2018 - 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent members of the black clergy on Friday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and...
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This Feb. 15, 2018, photo shows a sign with Arabic that reads, "danger mines, danger mines" on the highway from Abyan to Aden in Yemen. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 15, 2018 - 4:36 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni fighters backing the country's government were on the verge of seizing control of the airport of a vital rebel-held port as fighting intensified Friday, with pro-government forces within meters (yards) of the airport gates. The death toll climbed...
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Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 15, 2018 - 4:56 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 11: 55 a.m. More than 90,000 thousand Palestinians have worshipped at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for Eid al-Fitr prayers. The Mufti of Jerusalem criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan in his sermon there...
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June 14, 2018 - 11:11 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United States returned to the Vatican Library Thursday a rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. It's the third such return in recent years after U.S. investigators,...
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The scene inside the Malmesbury Mosque during a clean up operation near Cape Town South Africa, Thursday June 14, 2018. A man fatally stabbed two people on Thursday and wounded several others at a mosque near Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker, authorities said.(AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
June 14, 2018 - 9:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man fatally stabbed two people on Thursday and wounded several others at a mosque near Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker, authorities said. The assailant, believed to be in his thirties, charged police who had tried to persuade him to surrender after the...
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Vice president Mike Pence speaks at the annual meeting of The Southern Baptist Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance. Pence repeatedly made clear that the SBC — the largest...
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