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Parents of Wisconsin teen who died in Rome come for trial

Sep 21, 2018

The parents of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber have come to Rome for a homeless man's manslaughter trial

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Sep 20, 2018

EU leaders agree to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa and have offered to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives

Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

Sep 20, 2018

A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in act of terror for throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot

Purged NATO officer speaks out after escaping jail in Turkey

Aug 30, 2018

After more than a year in prison in Turkey, a former naval officer posted to NATO fled the country and a potentially heavy sentence for crimes he says he did not commit and has decided to tell about his ordeal

Pope apologizes for 'crimes' against Irish women, babies

Aug 27, 2018

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were abused over generations

The Latest: UN refugee chief urges long-term EU solution

Aug 26, 2018

The United Nations' refugee agency says it's relieved that the latest Mediterranean Sea standoff over migrants is over, but wants Europe to establish procedures for getting people rescued from the water onto dry land

Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants

Aug 25, 2018

Italy says the standoff over migrants it had blocked aboard a coast guard ship has ended

The Latest: Italian church will take most migrants from ship

Aug 25, 2018

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says the Italian Catholic church will take most of the migrants who have been stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days

Drought reveals ancient 'hunger stones' in European river

Aug 23, 2018

Due to this summer's drought in Central Europe, boulders known as "hunger stones" are reappearing in the Elbe River

Opening door to migrants, some Italians defy government line

Aug 22, 2018

Italy has made headlines recently with racist attacks against blacks and a new government refusing to let aid groups dock with rescued migrants and cutting daily benefits for asylum-seekers

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