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August 13, 2015

Here’s a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Thursday, Aug. 13. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org.


GERMANY-MIGRANTS WELCOME — Amid Europe’s growing migrant crisis, Germany, which takes in more refugees than any other nation, has seen a sharp rise in the number of crimes targeting them or their homes. But those numbers don’t tell the real story — most Germans have been openly supportive, flocking to join welcoming committees and inviting refugees to stay with them. By Frank Jordans. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 1600 GMT.

GREECE-MIGRANTS — We’ll have spot developments from Kos and look to tell the story of one migrant or group of migrants. UPCOMING: Developing.

FRANCE-MIGRANTS-PHOTO GALLERY — A gallery of images recounting the lives of some of the estimated 3,000 migrants who have gathered in the northern French port city of Calais, most feeding on the hope of sneaking across the English Channel to settle in Britain. UPCOMING: 200 words, photo gallery by 1000 GMT.


GREECE-BAILOUT — Greece’s parliament is due to vote on the bailout deal its government has drawn up with international creditors. The vote could be delayed into the night due to opposition from within the ruling party, but is expected to pass. By Elena Becatoros and Derek Gatopoulos. UPCOMING 400 words by 1100 GMT, timing of vote uncertain, expected to be late.

TURKEY-POLITICS — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets the leader of Turkey’s secular party for critical talks to decide whether their ideologically opposed parties can form a coalition government. UPCOMING: 400 words developing from 1100 GMT meeting.

FRANCE-ISRAEL-BEACH— Paris celebrates Tel Aviv’s seaside heritage at a special beach installation on the banks of the Seine River, despite protests by leftists and pro-Palestinian activists who wanted it cancelled amid anger over a Jewish extremist attack that killed a toddler and his father in the West Bank. UPCOMING: 130 words by 0900 GMT, photos. More on merits.

AZERBAIJAN-HUMAN RIGHTS — A court in Azerbaijan’s capital is expected to issue a verdict in the trial of a rights activist that has been widely condemned as politically driven by Amnesty International and other human rights groups. UPCOMING: Developing.


SWEDEN-ASSANGE — Swedish prosecutor to issue statement on cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct and rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Time uncertain.

RUSSIA-SYRIA — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to meet with a visiting delegation of the Syrian National Coaliation opposition group in Moscow. Time uncertain.

AUSTRIA-NEO-NAZI MARCH — Hungarian neo-Nazis arrive in Vienna, the first leg of their tour of Austrian and German sites associated with Adolf Hitler. On merits only if there are protests or similar.

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