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Border to Venezuela to stay open

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil won’t close its border with Venezuela despite tensions that led to attacks on migrants who had fled to the border town of Pacaraima in the northern state of Roraima, an official said Monday.

Institutional Security Minister Gen. Sergio Etchegoyen told a news conference that closing the border would be illegal and wouldn’t help ease the situation in the border town.

Shots fired at US Embassy; 2 detained

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained.

There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets fired hit the embassy gate and a reinforced window in the building in Ankara.

Europe sees sharp rise in measles

BERLIN, Germany — The World Health Organization said the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.

The U.N. agency’s European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year — more than in all 12-month periods so far this decade.

The previous highest annual total was 23,927 cases in 2017. A year earlier, only 5,273 cases were reported.