Europe

Angela Merkel (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Merkel bolstered by refugee decline ahead of election campaign

BERLIN — Germany’s influx of asylum seekers fell by about two thirds…

 

In this May 13 photo, former Guantanamo detainee and al-Qaida trainee Mourad Benchellali talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Gennevilliers, suburban Paris, France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Islamic State’s lasting grip is a new hurdle for Europe, US

PARIS — The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France,…

 

People gather at a memorial for victims of attacks in Brussels on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Belgian authorities were searching Wednesday for a top suspect in the country's deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union's capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after scores were killed and injured in bombings on the Brussels airport and a subway station. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

Several arrests made in relation to Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities say several arrests have been made in relation…

 

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message at end of the Easter mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday. (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Pope at Easter recalls victims of ‘blind, brutal terrorism’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian…

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message at end of the Easter mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday. (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)
Europe’s experiencing a renaissance with 2015’s “War of Kings” and a funny Geico commercial. (Courtesy photo)

Europe still reveling in ‘Final Countdown’

Joey Tempest’s Swedish rock juggernaut Europe is not only going strong after…

Europe’s experiencing a renaissance with 2015’s “War of Kings” and a funny Geico commercial. (Courtesy photo)
This Sept. 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows the moon, left, and the Earth, top, transiting the sun together, seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (NASA/SDO via AP)

Stargazers ready for rare event in supermoon eclipse

LOS ANGELES — Stargazers are about to get a double celestial treat…

This Sept. 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows the moon, left, and the Earth, top, transiting the sun together, seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (NASA/SDO via AP)
Hungarian police officers guard the area as a rail wagon prepared with barbwire arrives to seal the border fence between Serbia and Hungary in Roszke, southern Hungary on Monday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Razor-lined boxcar marks Hungary’s new border for migrants

ROSZKE, Hungary — Hungary deployed a boxcar bristling with razor wire to…

Hungarian police officers guard the area as a rail wagon prepared with barbwire arrives to seal the border fence between Serbia and Hungary in Roszke, southern Hungary on Monday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Migrants arrive from Munich at Schoenefeld train station near Berlin on Sunday. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Germany implements temporary border checks to limit migrants

BERLIN — Germany introduced temporary border controls Sunday to stem the tide…

Migrants arrive from Munich at Schoenefeld train station near Berlin on Sunday. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
A Hungarian nationalist, center, gets into a skirmish with migrants and refugees in front of the Keleti train station in Budapest, Serbia.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

Migrants finding little sympathy in Hungary for their plight

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A makeshift camp of thousands from the Middle East,…

A Hungarian nationalist, center, gets into a skirmish with migrants and refugees in front of the Keleti train station in Budapest, Serbia.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)
In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

Migrants flow west on Hungarian trains; 13,000 reach Austria

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary — Hungarian police stood by as thousands of migrants hopped…

In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
Brazilian newspaper covers show the photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach, at a news stand in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach…

Brazilian newspaper covers show the photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach, at a news stand in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Workers for the Red Crescent carry the body of a dead migrant, in a black body bag, to a nearby truck, at the waterfront in Zuwara, about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Mohamed Ben Khalifa/AP)

Europe’s migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

VIENNA — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as…

Workers for the Red Crescent carry the body of a dead migrant, in a black body bag, to a nearby truck, at the waterfront in Zuwara, about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Mohamed Ben Khalifa/AP)
In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos arrives for a meeting with senior negotiators at a hotel in Athens. (Giannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP)

Greece accepts harsh new bailout terms, vows swift vote

ATHENS, Greece — Greece agreed to harsh terms for a new three-year…

In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos arrives for a meeting with senior negotiators at a hotel in Athens. (Giannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP)
Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead…

Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
Michel Euler/AP PhotoAn exchange rate board in Paris

The euro's tumbling – here's why

The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against…

Michel Euler/AP PhotoAn exchange rate board in Paris
Peter Morrison/APJamie Donaldson celebrates Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Europe completes another Ryder Cup victory

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on…

Peter Morrison/APJamie Donaldson celebrates Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup on Sunday.
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Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate

Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29…

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AP Photo/Lefteris PitarakisPeople walk past a Vodafone shop in London

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's…

AP Photo/Lefteris PitarakisPeople walk past a Vodafone shop in London
AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Google faces up to image problem in Europe

As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims…

AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Europe larger Bay Area trading partner than China, study says

China, only surpassed by the United States in economic output, is one…