- The Latest: Germany urges European unity in face of crisis Updated: Sep-04-15 9:47 am
BICSKE, Hungary - The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):
- Germany's BASF, Russia's Gazprom revive gas asset swap Updated: Sep-04-15 7:04 am
BERLIN - Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December.
- European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus Updated: Sep-03-15 1:00 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.
- NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence.
- The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand Updated: Sep-03-15 9:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):
- Greece announces measures for refugees on islands Updated: Sep-02-15 8:37 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's caretaker government announced measures Wednesday to improve conditions for the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on eastern Greek islands, and to bolster support for the islands' residents.
- Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis Updated: Sep-01-15 4:42 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station.
- Merkel makes vague warning on Catalan independence plan Updated: Sep-01-15 6:58 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.
- Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.
- Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup Updated: Aug-31-15 5:28 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.
- AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies Updated: Aug-31-15 1:14 pm
GENEVA - Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe "push them right into the hands of smugglers," with potentially deadly consequences, the head of the International Organization for Migration said Monday.
- EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 1:10 pm
BLED, Slovenia - European Council president Donald Tusk has rejected criticism of Europe's handling of the migrant crisis and promised further measures to deal with the issue.
- EU gives France 5 million euros for new Calais migrant camp Updated: Aug-31-15 12:13 pm
PARIS - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that firmness must accompany humanity in dealing with Europe's ongoing migrant crisis as officials announced plans for a new refugee center in Calais, where thousands of migrants have gathered in hopes of sneaking across the English Channel to Britain.
- German leader presses for EU to share migrant burden Updated: Aug-31-15 10:37 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed fellow European nations Monday to share the burden of the influx of migrants, arguing that the European Union will betray its values if it fails to get a grip on the crisis.
- More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack Updated: Aug-29-15 3:02 pm
PARIS - European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.
- Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe Updated: Aug-28-15 2:43 pm
PARIS - Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.
- Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets Updated: Aug-28-15 10:46 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.
- Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed Updated: Aug-27-15 3:40 pm
BRUSSELS - Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.
- Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border Updated: Aug-27-15 1:11 pm
ROSZKE, Hungary - Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation whose migrant camps are overloaded and barely delay their journeys west into the heart of the European Union.
- Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am
VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20 migrants - possibly up to 50 - have been found dead in a truck just miles away.
- Poland's govt to compensate farmers hit by drought, heat Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agriculture minister said Tuesday.
- Thousands of migrants head closer to EU from Macedonia Updated: Aug-23-15 2:35 pm
GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of beleaguered migrants - mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts - crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step closer to the European Union on Sunday, a day after they stormed past police trying to block them from entering the country from Greece.
- EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus Updated: Aug-23-15 8:40 am
MINSK, Belarus - The European Union praised Belarus' release of political prisoners as "important progress" in its efforts to improve relations with the West, while the most prominent of those freed described it as a cynical attempt by the authoritarian government to gain access to badly needed Western credits.