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Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths Dubai’s Expo 2020 has offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on site during construction of the massive world’s fair, first saying five and then later three By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 7:50 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Hungary: EU delegation raises questions about spyware use

Hungary: EU delegation raises questions about spyware use A lack of answers from Hungary’s government about alleged spying on journalists, politicians and business figures has raised questions for a fact-finding committee of the European Union’s legislature By JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 5:00 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, …

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been released from a jail in Sardinia after a judge ruled that he could go free ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 5:02 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees Two men in their early 30s who were part of a mass migration wave to Europe in 2015 have hard-won advice for fellow Afghans arriving now after the Taliban’s takeover of their homeland By ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 12:30 PM• 7 min readShare …

Scotland dismisses Spain bid to extradite Catalan official

Scotland dismisses Spain bid to extradite Catalan official A Scottish court has dismissed extradition proceedings against a Catalan politician sought by Spain over Catalonia’s failed independence bid ByThe Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 4:50 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 file photo, former …

EU court rejects Catalan lawmaker’s immunity case request

EU court rejects Catalan lawmaker’s immunity case request A European Union court has dismissed a request to suspend lifting of parliamentary immunity for  three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region ByThe Associated PressJuly 30, 2021, 1:25 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Survivors of Bosnia massacre grapple with horrors, deniers

Survivors of Bosnia massacre grapple with horrors, deniers It’s been 26 years since the only episode of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war to be legally defined as genocide By SABINA NIKSIC Associated PressJuly 10, 2021, 12:07 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Through tears and in between fraught silences, Devla …

French far-right chief criticized for her mainstream turn

French far-right chief criticized for her mainstream turn French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing stinging criticism for making her party too mainstream, dulling its extremist edge and ignoring grassroots members By ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 1:35 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path A French statesman whose efforts helped pave the way for what eventually became the European Union has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path toward possible sainthood By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressJune 19, 2021, 2:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Poul Schlueter, longtime Danish prime minister, dies at 92

Poul Schlueter, longtime Danish prime minister, dies at 92 Poul Schlueter, Denmark’s prime minister for over a decade who negotiated exemptions for his country to a key European Union treaty after Danes rejected the initial text in a referendum, has died By JAN M. OLSEN The Associated PressMay 28, 2021, 1:02 PM• 2 min readShare …

Spain, Morocco square off after 8,000 migrants arrive by sea

Spain, Morocco square off after 8,000 migrants arrive by sea Spain has sent its military to the Moroccan border as thousands of Moroccans walked or swam into Europe for the second day in a row after Rabat loosened border controls in a diplomatic spat By RENATA BRITO and ARITZ PARRA Associated PressMay 18, 2021, 5:40 …

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece Ioannis Lagos, a Greek far-right member of the European Parliament, was extradited to Greece Saturday to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence ByThe Associated PressMay 15, 2021, 11:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEuropean Parliament member Ioannis Lagos is transferred to the …

EU lawmakers to return to Strasbourg after more than a year

EU lawmakers to return to Strasbourg after more than a year European lawmakers are planning to return to Strasbourg for their June plenary session as the coronavirus situation improves ByThe Associated PressMay 12, 2021, 2:37 PM• 1 min read BRUSSELS — European lawmakers are planning to return to Strasbourg for their June plenary session as …

Pakistan decries EU parliament’s move on blasphemy laws

Pakistan decries EU parliament’s move on blasphemy laws Pakistan has decried a move by the European Parliament demanding Islamabad allow freedom for religious minorities and urging the EU to reconsider the South Asian country’s preferential trade status By MUNIR AHMED Associated PressApril 30, 2021, 6:36 PM• 2 min read ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Friday decried …

Turkey says it’s glad a woman leads EU’s executive branch

Turkey says it’s glad a woman leads EU’s executive branch The Turkish government has again rejected the accusation that it snubbed the head of the European Union’s executive arm because she is a woman and blamed a protocol gaffe on EU squabbling By SUZAN FRASER Associated PressApril 28, 2021, 5:45 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Greek far-right lawmaker held, awaiting extradition ruling

Greek far-right lawmaker held, awaiting extradition ruling Belgian prosecutors say a Greek far-right member of the European Parliament is refusing to be extradited from Belgium to Greece ByThe Associated PressApril 28, 2021, 1:01 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressFILE – In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, European Parliament member Ioannis Lagos, second right, …

EU chief felt ‘hurt,’ ‘alone’ at meeting with Turkish leader

EU chief felt ‘hurt,’ ‘alone’ at meeting with Turkish leader European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says she felt hurt and alone during a meeting with Turkey’s president earlier this month and that she was treated poorly simply because she is a woman By LORNE COOK Associated PressApril 26, 2021, 5:05 PM• 4 min …

EU lawmakers to vote on fate of former Catalan president

EU lawmakers to vote on fate of former Catalan president The European Parliament is voting on whether to lift the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, and two of his associates ByThe Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 1:51 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressFILE – In this Monday Jan. 13, 2020 …

Ex-Catalan leader vows to keep fighting extradition to Spain

Ex-Catalan leader vows to keep fighting extradition to Spain Catalonia’s former regional president admits it’s likely that he and two of his cohorts will lose their immunity as European Parliament members this week By JOSEPH WILSON Associated PressMarch 7, 2021, 1:21 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he created

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he createdLess than four months ahead of a general election, a rising force in Dutch populism is in turmoil and looks to be careering toward an acrimonious breakup amid accusations of extreme right and anti-Semitic sympathies among some members of its youth wingBy MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 26, 2020, …

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus plan

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus planEuropean Union negotiators have sealed a deal on the bloc’s next seven-year budget and a coronavirus support package worth a total of some 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion)By LORNE COOK Associated PressNovember 10, 2020, 4:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPassers-by, …

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

European Central Bank: Just wait until DecemberThe European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but signaled that more could be coming at its December meeting given that risks are growing as surging coronavirus infections threaten Europe’s economyBy DAVID McHUGH AP Business WriterOctober 29, 2020, 4:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Greece: Sentencing hearings for Golden Dawn to resume Monday

Greece: Sentencing hearings for Golden Dawn to resume MondayAn Athens court has extended a sentencing hearing to Monday for leading members and associates of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn convicted earlier this week for multiple crimesByThe Associated PressOctober 9, 2020, 3:17 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressJudge Maria Lepenioti, center, …

EU wants explanation after lawmaker reports police violence

EU wants explanation after lawmaker reports police violenceThe European Parliament says it will complain to Belgian authorities after a member of the EU legislature born in Africa said she was harassed by police while trying to take photos of an incident at a Brussels train stationBy RAF CASERT Associated PressJune 17, 2020, 4:14 PM2 min …

EU, UK leaders to meet as post-Brexit talks stall

EU, UK leaders to meet this month as post-Brexit talks stallThe European Union’s top executive and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet this month for talks that could give new momentum to the stalled post-Brexit negotiationsBy SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated PressJune 2, 2020, 3:32 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article5:40News …

Main opposition candidate leaves Poland’s presidential race

Warsaw mayor is opposition candidate for Poland's presidentThe main opposition party has named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski on Friday as its new candidate in Poland's trouble-ridden presidential electionBy MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressMay 15, 2020, 3:41 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article6:45News headlines today: May 15, 2020Catch up on the developing …

Hungary’s Orban says he could give up extra powers in weeks

Hungary's Orban says he could give up extra powers in weeksHungary’s prime minister says he expects to give up around the end of May the extraordinary powers to rule by decree on matters related to the pandemic that he was granted by Parliament in MarchByThe Associated PressMay 15, 2020, 2:44 PM2 min read2 min readHungarian …