EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

Feb 13, 2016

EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece’s troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press. ...

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

Feb 12, 2016

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece. “This is about helping ...

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

Feb 4, 2016

German carbon emissions fell sharply in 2014

Germany was able to substantially reduce emissions of carbon gases in 2014, even if a major re-think is still needed in the transport and farming sectors, the German environment ministry said on Wednesday. “For the first time in years, the emission of greenhouse gases ...

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Feb 2, 2016

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a senior official at the European Union’s police agency said Monday. Europol Chief of Staff Brian Donald ...

German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Feb 2, 2016

German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Germany’s environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, has said she was reassured for the moment over the safety of Belgian nuclear power plants that have also worried the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Hendricks was the latest European minister to hold talks with Belgian officials following similar meetings ...