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EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.
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Spain: Almost 800 refugees rescued off southern coast

Spanish rescue boats have saved more than 700 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel pledges $100m loan to Jordan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged a 100 million-dollar-loan to Jordan, during a visit to Amman, to support the kingdom’s to implement reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of ten European Union countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for joint cabinet talks on EU reform, especially the flashpoint issue of immigration that divides the bloc and heaps domestic pressure on Merkel.

Germany to refuse migrants from July if no European deal found

Germany’s interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat.

Angela Merkel’s leadership under threat over migrant policy

Angela Merkel's leadership is under threat after her alliance partner gave her two weeks to agree to turn away refugees at Germany's borders.

Angela Merkel: Migration needs ‘European answer’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is insisting that migration is “a European challenge that needs a European answer” in spite dispute over the issue inside her government.

Germany’s Angela Merkel seeks compromise in asylum feud with border Police

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Party appeared willing to compromise in a bitter dispute over asylum policy, on Thursday.

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan could influence Germany head coach Joachim Low's team selection, according to Oliver Bierhoff.

US blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Justin Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

The US blamed Canada on Sunday for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "stabbed us in the back," while American allies held Washington responsible.

Donald Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada’s G7 summit

The G7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war as US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host.

Donald Trump proposes tariff free G7 at summit

United States President, Donald Trump, said he proposed the elimination of tariffs in talks at the G7 summit in Canada, as the major industrial nations struggled to resolve differences on trade.

Donald Trump remains isolated as G7 summit enters final day

A G7 summit dominated by disagreement over trade between the US and its key allies has failed to deliver a breakthrough as the meeting enters its second and final day.

US allies ready Donald Trump showdown as trade splits G7

America’s closest allies braced for a showdown with President Donald Trump at the G7 summit Friday, as anger at being slapped with trade tariffs by their most powerful member threatened to split the club.

Donald Trump trade clash dooms prospects of G7 consensus

Summits of the Group of Seven powers are often marred by anti-globalist demonstrations in the streets of the host city.

Minister: Italy will no longer be ‘Europe’s refugee camp’

Italy will no longer be “Europe’s refugee camp”, newly installed interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday as he promised tough action to reduce migrant arrivals and send back those who have already come.

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin cathedral

Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside Berlin’s main cathedral on Sunday but said there was no indication the assailant had a “terrorist” motive.

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Morocco coach bemoans ‘total injustice’ ahead of Spain clash

Morocco coach Herve Renard Sunday said his team had been victim to a "total injustice" in becoming the first nation knocked out of the World Cup before their final Group B clash with Spain.