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  • The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am

    ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):

  • UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summit story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm

    ISTANBUL, Turkey - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday criticized the leaders of the world's wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey which culminated with a long list of commitments and question marks over their implementation.

  • Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict 
    Updated: May-23-16 8:06 pm

    MOSCOW - The Kremlin says that the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have spoken by telephone about ways to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 11:46 am

    ERFURT, Germany - Weeks after declaring that there is no place for Islam in Germany, a surging nationalist party has sharpened its rhetoric against prominent Islamic groups and suggested limiting the religious freedom of the more than 4 million Muslims in the country.

  • Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 4:03 am

    BEIRUT - As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government destroyed the al Quds hospital where he worked, killing Maaz and dozens of colleagues, patients and other civilians.

  • Merkel expresses concern about situation of Kurds in Turkey 
    Updated: May-22-16 12:44 pm

    BERLIN - Ahead of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "some developments in Turkey fill us with big worries."

  • German Parliament speaker criticizes Erdogan over immunity 
    Updated: May-19-16 4:04 am

    BERLIN - The speaker of Germany's Parliament is criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a push to strip legislators in Turkey of their immunity from prosecution.

  • Mars is within reach, says German tapped for space command story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 11:41 am

    COLOGNE, Germany - Humans could set foot on Mars within decades if they wanted to, according to the German astronaut who has been tapped to become his country's first commander of the International Space Station.

  • French WWI concert scrapped after far-right fuss over rapper 
    Updated: May-13-16 2:28 pm

    PARIS - A French mayor has canceled a rap concert marking 100 years since the World War I Battle of Verdun after objections from the country's increasingly influential far right.

  • Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 11:58 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.

  • Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 3:58 pm

    ISTANBUL - Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.