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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s population rose for the second straight year in 2017, after having fallen between 2012 and 2015 in the midst of an economic downturn, as an increase in foreigners offset a fall in the number of Spaniards, official data showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The border fence separating Spain’s northern enclave Ceuta […]

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Sunday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migration, an issue that has been splitting them for years and now poses a fresh threat to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Though arrivals across the Mediterranean are only a fraction of what they were in […]

The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world. It also represents the culmination of years of campaigning by rights activists who have sometimes been arrested and imprisoned for their efforts. Mona Al-Fares, a dentist, was in her car before midnight, waiting for the ban […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies. Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents […]

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Uzbek national accused of killing eight people by driving a speeding truck along a New York City bike path last October spoke of a “war” led by Islamic State at a pre-trial hearing on Friday and dismissed the court’s judgement as not important. FILE PHOTO – Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect […]

BEIRUT (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint conference at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir […]

The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the sources of these flashes are suspected to be Chinese. The latest incident occurred within the last two weeks, the official said. None of the incidents have resulted in any medical complaints or injuries, […]

BERLIN (Reuters) – A working meeting on Sunday of the leaders of several EU states, including Germany, France and Italy, on migrant policy will not produce a declaration but is more an opportunity to exchange views, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit to German soldiers stationed […]

On Tuesday, 95 people died while traveling in a wooden boat carrying 100 passengers, the UN said. The boat was found near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, by the Libyan National Guard. The same day, in a different spot off the coast, 70 people drowned in a boat carrying 130 passengers. The five survivors in the first […]

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion. Despite Trump’s order, it remained unclear how and when more than 2,300 children who have been […]

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