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Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition

Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition Russia has begun three days of voting for a new parliament that is unlikely to change the country’s political complexion By JIM HEINTZ Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 8:26 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article8:04 Russia targets Jehovah’s Witnesses with arrest, raiding of homes …

Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt

Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt Officials say Libyan authorities have arrested two suspected human traffickers and facilitated the return of more than 50 Egyptian migrants to their home country By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 6:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants wave for …

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems Several thousand people in Serbia have attended a protest demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues By DARKO VOJINOVIC Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 3:16 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Not easy voting green: Germans wary of getting climate bill

Not easy voting green: Germans wary of getting climate bill Climate change is among the top concerns for Germans going into this year’s national election that will determine who replaces Angela Merkel as chancellor By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 7:36 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

‘A hungry monster’: Strong winds power wildfire in Spain

‘A hungry monster’: Strong winds power wildfire in Spain A major wildfire in southeast Spain is prevailing over efforts by 38 water-dropping aircraft and tearing through an area of hilly woodland for a second day ByThe Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 5:51 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:08 On Location: September 10, …

Trial of 20 men accused in 2015 Paris attacks to begin

Paris terror trial opens for 20 accused in 2015 attacks The trial of 20 men accused in a series of coordinated attacks on Paris in 2015 that spread fear across Europe and transformed the nation has opened in a custom-built complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse By LORI HINNANT and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated PressSeptember 8, …

Slovakia government apologizes for WWII anti-Jew laws

Slovakia government apologizes for WWII anti-Jew laws Slovakia’s government has apologized for World War II legislation that stripped the country’s Jews of their human and civil rights ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 4:02 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s government apologized on Wednesday for World War II …

Vaccines made in South Africa to stay in Africa, says envoy

Vaccines made in South Africa to stay in Africa, says envoy Vaccine doses produced by a plant in South Africa will no longer be exported to Europe after the intervention of South Africa’s government, the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccine envoy said Thursday By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 1:42 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Europe court: Russian probe into activist murder ineffective

Europe court: Russian probe into activist murder ineffective Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that Russian authorities failed to conduct an effective investigation into the killing of a prominent rights activist in the Russian republic of Chechnya ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 7:22 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW …

EU backs helping Afghanistan’s neighbors cope with refugees

EU backs helping Afghanistan’s neighbors cope with refugees European Union justice and home affairs ministers have pledged to support Afghanistan’s neighbors to help them host people fleeing the new Taliban regime and prevent a new wave of migrants heading to Europe By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MIKE CORDER Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 6:39 PM• 5 min …

7 girls among 29 dead on migrant boat to Canary Islands

7 girls among 29 dead on migrant boat to Canary Islands At least 29 Africans, including seven girls, died last week while trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands on a smuggling boat By ARITZ PARRA Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 5:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

Senegal smuggling boat sinks; 1 dead, 11 rescued, 48 missing

Senegal smuggling boat sinks; 1 dead, 11 rescued, 48 missing Authorities in Senegal say dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a wooden boat capsized off the coast By KRISTA LARSON Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 3:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of people remained …

Spain tightens fertilizer rules after dead fish clog lagoon

Spain tightens fertilizer rules after dead fish clog lagoon Spanish authorities are expanding a ban on harmful fertilizers around a saltwater lagoon on the country’s Mediterranean coast, where over the past 10 days several tons of dead fish have washed up ByThe Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 3:33 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Albania refuses to extradite man facing Egypt death sentence

Albania refuses to extradite man facing Egypt death sentence A court in Albania has refused to extradite an Egyptian man who faces a death sentence in his country ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 11:31 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — A court in Albania refused Friday to extradite …

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says the bloc has no intention of recognizing the Taliban after its sweeping victory in Afghanistan By LORNE COOK and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 6:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Poland keeps ambassador at home amid dispute with Israel

Poland keeps ambassador at home amid dispute with Israel Poland’s government says its ambassador to Israel will remain in Poland until further notice By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 6:47 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this June 27, 2021 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair …

EU says Ortega crushed prospect of fair Nicaraguan elections

EU says Ortega crushed prospect of fair Nicaraguan elections The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Monday that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has crushed any prospect of free and fair elections in November by arresting dozens of opposition figures ByThe Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 11:06 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the sun above Greece’s second-largest island as a days-old wildfire devours more pristine forests and triggers more evacuations By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 8:21 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Serbian capital is engulfed in smoke from landfill fire

Serbian capital is engulfed in smoke from landfill fire Authorities in Belgrade have warned citizens to stay indoors because of a large fire that has erupted at a garbage landfill close to the Serbian capital ByThe Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 5:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia — A …

‘Olympian’ bat’s flight offers climate change clues

‘Olympian’ bat’s flight offers climate change clues A tiny bat that flew 2,018 kilometers (1,254 miles) from Britain to  Russia is being hailed as a mini-Olympian by scientists who hope her flight will teach them more about how climate change is affecting the species By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 4:12 PM• 2 min …

US Army to keep 6 sites in Europe, nixing transfer plan

US Army to keep 6 sites in Europe, nixing transfer plan The U.S. Army in Europe and Africa says it will retain six sites that were previously scheduled to be returned to Germany and Belgium amid growing demand for facilities on the continent ByThe Associated PressAugust 6, 2021, 6:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

EU slaps sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady, 7 others

EU slaps sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady, 7 others The European Union is slapping sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy ByThe Associated PressAugust 2, 2021, 1:04 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Tunisian leader: Young are paid to migrate, harm Europe ties

Tunisian leader: Young are paid to migrate, harm Europe ties Tunisia’s leader is claiming that some desperate youths are being paid to try to leave Tunisia illegally for Europe, saying the goal is to damage the country from within and hurt its ties with European nations By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 7:39 …

Germans detained in Croatia over kids, dog locked in hot car

Germans detained in Croatia over kids, dog locked in hot car Croatian police have arrested a German couple for leaving their two children and a dog in a locked car with closed windows in hot weather ByThe Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 11:13 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ZAGREB, Croatia — …

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 8:16 PM• 4 min readShare …

Inquiry into Malta journalist’s slaying blames state

Inquiry into Malta journalist’s slaying blames state An independent inquiry into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found that the Maltese state “has to bear responsibility” for the assassination due the culture of impunity emanating from the highest levels of government By KEVIN SCHEMBRI ORLAND Associated PressJuly 29, 2021, 3:12 PM• 3 …

Polish judges back EU court rulings, urge legal changes

Polish judges back EU court rulings, urge legal changes Thousands of Poland’s judges and prosecutors have signed an appeal urging state and justice authorities to heed recent rulings by Europe’s top court and immediately suspend a chamber disciplining judges ByThe Associated PressJuly 28, 2021, 6:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead A U.N. official says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off Libya’s coast, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 26, 2021, 7:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A boat carrying African migrants capsized …

UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines are looking a tad more normal, though the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 24, 2021, 2:41 PM• 3 …

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast A U.N. official says Libya’s coast guard has intercepted four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 5:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Libya’s coast guard intercepted Wednesday …