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  • Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

    PARIS (AP) — This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.

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  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders eager for Turkey's help in the migrant crisis cautioned against promising too much to their often reluctant partner at a summit in Brussels Sunday, even as Turkey's prime minister declared the beginning of a new era for relations between the two sides.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • The Latest: UK: Turkey required to solve migrants crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

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  • Macedonia finishes fence at Greek border

    Macedonia on Sunday finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants. Some three-kilometre (1.8-mile) long metal fence was erected by the army at the Gevgelija crossing, on the main road…

  • Highlights: Leaders' comments at EU-Turkey summit

    Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Here are some of the comments of the leaders: FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE …

  • Declaring a new start, EU and Turkey set to sign migration deal

    By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed. Aware of a sense of…

  • Khalil named Asian football player of the year

    GURGAON, India (AP) — Ahmed Khalil of the United Arab Emirates was named the Asian player of the year Sunday at the AFC's annual awards function.

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  • Turkish PM says summit historic for EU accession

    Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the summit with European Union leaders on Sunday was a "new beginning" in Turkey's accession process to the 28-nation bloc. "Today is a historic day in our accession process to the EU," Davutoglu told reporters on arrival for the talks, in which EU…

  • Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic State: media

    By John O'Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group. …

  • Latvia urges Greece to tighten border to ease refugee crisis

    By Tim Hepher RIGA (Reuters) - The president of Latvia has urged Greece to demonstrate a "changed attitude" on border security to stem a flow of migrants, but sees no need to re-erect Europe's internal frontiers in response to the refugee crisis or Paris attacks. President Raimonds Vejonis told…

  • Stemming migration crisis is main goal of Turkey summit: EU's Tusk

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said the main goal of the EU-Turkey summit on Sunday was to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. "We have reached an agreement, which, I hope will be accepted by all parties today," Tusk told journalists as he arrived for the talks. He…

  • Thousands of Syrian refugee children left in legal limbo

    ZAWERGOSK, Iraq (AP) — Aria is stateless. Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, the 10-month-old girl is beginning her life in legal limbo.

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  • Turkey to help EU curb migration in exchange for cash, EU membership talks: draft

    Turkey will help the European Union handle the flow of migrants that has called into question the future of Europe's passport-free travel in exchange for cash and restarting stalled talks on EU accession, draft conclusions of an EU-Turkey summit said. "Both sides will, as agreed and with immediate…

  • Better in or out? England's former fishing hub faces EU dilemma

    By Estelle Shirbon GRIMSBY, England (Reuters) - The European Union is not an abstract concept in Grimsby, an English port where many blame EU fishing quotas for destroying livelihoods, but views on whether Britain should quit the club are more nuanced than the decaying fish docks suggest. …

  • U.N. climate deal 'quite close': Latvian president

    World leaders are "quite close" to reaching a deal to fight climate change when they meet in Paris from Monday, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Europe's first Green party head of state, said, adding any deal should be legally binding. Vejonis urged participants at the U.N. summit in Paris from…

  • Austria's Faymann sees compromise in EU-Turkey talks: Kurier

    Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann expects the European Union and Turkey to strike a deal on how to stem a tide of refugees into the continent in return for financial aid and closer ties, he told the Kurier paper. European and Turkish officials have been working to smooth out their remaining…

  • Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

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