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Tanker with about 190 migrants runs aground on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tanker carrying around 190 migrants run aground in rough weather just outside the port on the Cycladic island of Kea, near the Greek capital, the coast guard said Monday. The tanker hit the outside of the breakwater at the port in the early hours of the morning, in gale-force winds […]

Tensions between Greece and Turkey rise over migrant clashes

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Greece countered accusations from Turkey Wednesday that it was responsible for the death of a migrant, as its border authorities strove for a sixth day to keep thousands of migrants out by using tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons. The border tensions followed last week’s decision by Turkish President Recep […]

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm’s third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis’ gale-force winds also left nine people injured in Germany as […]

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers’ markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. The storm, […]

Putin opens railway bridge to Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is intended to bolster links between Russia and Crimea by […]

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