• In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo Bayern's Jerome Boateng controls the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany. Alexander Gauland, deputy leader of Alternative for Germany, was quoted Sunday, May 29, 2016, as telling the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: “People find him good as a footballer. But they don’t want to have a Boateng as their neighbor.” (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

    German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment

    BERLIN (AP) — A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn’t want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany’s national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.

  • In this photo taken Friday, April 22, 2016 resident Mouaz Abdullah Ibrahim of Iraq poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press at a refugee shelter in Berlin, Germany. Ibrahim fled Baiji last year amid fierce fighting between government forces and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn’t meet reality

    BERLIN (AP) — The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Monday, May 23, 2016. World leaders and representatives of humanitarian organisations from across the globe converge in Istanbul on May 23-24, 2016 for the first World Humanitarian Summit, focused on how to reform a system many judge broken. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey threatens to suspend agreements with EU

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey’s president on Monday that Ankara must fulfill all the European Union’s conditions, including revisions to Turkey’s anti-terror laws, to secure visa-free travel to the EU for its citizens.

  • In this photo taken on Aug. 20, 2012 Sandor Tarics of Hungary attends   a photo session in front of the Parliament in Budapest. Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.  Hungary’s Olympic Committee, citing information from his family, said Tarics passed away Saturday May 21, 2016  in San Francisco.  (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

    Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.