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  • The Latest: Polish PM against new quota of sharing migrants

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

    Associated Press15 mins ago
  • Cash, visas and talks: key points of EU-Turkey pact on refugees

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders signed an agreement with Turkey on Sunday, offering cash, visas and closer ties in exchange for Turkish help in stemming the flow of refugees to Europe. CASH FOR REFUGEES The EU will provide "an initial" 3 billion euros ($3.2…

    Reuters18 mins ago
  • Costly 'cleaner' coal fights for space in emissions debate

    By Krishna N. Das, Tommy Wilkes and Yuka Obayashi NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry…

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Turkey and EU strike 3bn euro migrant aid deal

    Turkey and the European Union agreed at a summit on Sunday on a "historic" three-billion-euro ($3.2 billion) aid deal to stem the flow of Syrian refugees and other migrants to Europe. Ankara's bid for membership of the EU will be kickstarted in return for its cooperation in preventing the 2.2…

    AFP44 mins ago
  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey's long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.

    Associated Press52 mins ago
  • Declaring 'new beginning,' EU, Turkey seal migrant deal

    By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. Leaders of…

  • Europe, Turkey agree migration deal, leaders say

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Turkey agreed on Sunday a 3-billion euro ($3.2 billion) plan to confront the flows of migrants into Europe, part of a wider deal to speed up Ankara's efforts to join the 28-nation bloc. "We agreed that (Turkey's) accession process needs to be…

  • Iran condemns West's 'double standards' in letter to youth

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West's "double standards" in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. "The military invasions of the Islamic world in recent years -- with countless victims -- are another…

  • Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

  • Israel says suspends EU peace role over settlement goods

    Israel said Sunday it is suspending discussion of its conflict with the Palestinians with EU officials, in response to the bloc's decision to label goods imported from Jewish settlements. "It is important to make clear that Israel is maintaining diplomatic talks with individual European states --…

  • Polish Muslims rally against racism and terrorism

    Poland, where 90 percent of the 38 million population is Catholic, is estimated to have around 15,000 to 25,000 Muslims. "We condemn all forms of terrorism and we express our solidarity with the French people and all victims of terrorist attacks around the world," said Youssef Chadid, the imam of…

  • 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: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Turkey, EU meet on refugee crisis

    European Union leaders were set to sign a deal with Turkey's prime minister at a summit on Sunday giving Ankara cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis. Desperate to stop the flow of humanity from Turkey where some 2.2 million refugees from…