• This is an image taken Wednesday May 4, 2016  of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey has hailed the European Union executive Commission's recommendation to grant Turkish citizens the right to travel to Europe without visas as "a new page" in relations between Turkey and the EU. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

    Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey’s grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn’t lifted.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)

    Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)

    The Latest: Activists say 28 dead in hit on Syrian refugees

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  • This image released by Sundance Selects shows Claudine Vinasithamby, left, and Jesuthasan Antonythasan in a scene from "Dheepan." (Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects via AP)

    Review: In Paris-set ‘Dheepan,’ a timely refugee thriller

    NEW YORK (AP) — French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation (his specialty), he switches genres mid-movie like a character changing wardrobe.

  • Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and Riad Hijab, head of the Higher Negotiations Committee, the Syrian opposition coalition negotiating in Geneva, chat during a joint stroll prior to a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France with the Staffan de Mistura, U.N. special envoy for Syria, and Riad Hijab, head of the Higher Negotiations Committee, the Syrian opposition coalition negotiating in Geneva at the guest house of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)

    The Latest: UN aid chief describes ‘carnage’ in Aleppo

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria’s civil war (all times local):

  • Clouds pass over tents of a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. European Union countries that refuse to accept refugees under proposals to overhaul the EU's failed asylum laws could face large fines for each asylum seeker rejected. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    EU countries could face hefty fines for rejected refugees

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens the prospect of visa-free travel within the bloc.

  • Greek police in riot gear stand near refugees and migrants at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters scuffle over migrants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

  • An employee displays a popular North Korean street food snack called Injogogibap in Korean at a restaurant in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. For much of the world, North Korea is known as an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. But for tens of thousands of people scattered across South Korea and living underground in China, it’s a complicated memory of their home they left behind. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Yearning for North Korea – the nation they fled

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.