Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

Sira, 9, a migrant from Nigeria, smiles as she rides aboard a boat of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO, after being rescued during an operation in the Mediterranean sea, about 17 miles north of Sabratah, Libya, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)BERLIN (AP) — Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.



Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish militants have launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in the southeast of the country, causing minor damage and no injuries.
Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride during a fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground.



New tans, same old 'polycrisis' as Europe's summer ends

EU flags fly in front of European Central Bank headquarters in FrankfurtBy Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain's midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same "polycrisis" as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever. When President Jean-Claude Juncker makes his annual State of the Union address to Parliament in Strasbourg on Sept. 14, he might easily repeat last year's warning: the EU had a "last chance" to save itself from a tide of centrifugal nationalisms. Last week, the EU's remaining Big Three -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and their host, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi -- felt they needed to renew their vows at the wellspring of the union, the island of Ventotene, where in 1941 prisoners of Mussolini wrote a manifesto for a united Europe.



LEADING OFF: Ellis starts for Phils, Jones maybe OK for O's

Kansas City Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain (6), Alex Gordon (4) and Jarrod Dyson (1) walk to the dugout after they defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-3 in a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)A look at what's happening all around the majors today:





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