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Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, have clashed over a variety of topics during the last televised debate before Sunday’s election By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:15 PM• …

BP, Exxon warn of supply issues in UK due to driver shortage

BP, Exxon warn of supply issues in UK due to driver shortage The British government is trying to ease concerns of a fuel crisis after oil giants BP and ExxonMobil-owned Esso warned they had to ration supplies and close some gas stations as a result of a truck driver shortage By PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember …

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount Serbia’s defense minister says the country has raised the combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its former province ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 4:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKosovo police …

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7 Croatian police say they have broken a gang that smuggled more than 100 migrants from Bosnia into Croatia and on toward Western Europe, and charged nine suspected members ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 2:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ZAGREB, Croatia — …

EU legal adviser says VW software is banned ‘defeat device’

EU legal adviser says VW software is banned ‘defeat device’ A top European Union legal adviser says software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude contravenes EU laws ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 2:30 PM• 2 min …

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seems on the mend after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone to smooth things over By SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 8:54 PM• 5 min readShare to …

Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland

Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland A region in southern Poland has revoked an anti-LGBT resolution under the threat of losing European Union funding ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 6:20 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 file photo, a man …

UK’s Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

UK’s Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. is not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on the import of British lamb would be lifted By PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 5:10 PM• …

Poland: Court case on primacy of EU or Polish law adjourned

Poland: Court case on primacy of EU or Polish law adjourned Poland’s constitutional court announced another recess Wednesday in a case over whether Polish or European Union law has primacy in the EU member country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s …

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border Two United Nations agencies have requested access to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus’s border with Poland and Lithuania after four migrants were found dead in the area ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWarsaw residents …

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes The European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) until it complies with an earlier ruling to shut down a lignite mine near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 4:33 …

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing The British government is simplifying its rules for international travel to England during the coronavirus pandemic, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that the country’s regulations were cumbersome and ineffective By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:56 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya A U.N. migration agency official says she’s concerned about the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN …

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries have pledged to expand cooperation in the fight against climate change and to back common security and defense initiatives in the European Union By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 7:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania say tighter security at their borders with Belarus is the best way of easing pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect the “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 4:18 PM• 3 min readShare …

Macron, Merkel meet in Paris on world’s crises, EU issues

Macron, Merkel meet in Paris on world’s crises, EU issues French President Emmanuel Macron has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris to discuss international crises and European issues By SYLVIE CORBET The Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 6:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFrance’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, …

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election Barack Obama is endorsing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Canadian election By ROB GILLIES Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 5:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TORONTO — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling …

Austrian minister: Turkey uses migrants to pressure EU

Austrian minister: Turkey uses migrants to pressure EU Austria’s European Union minister has accused Turkey of using migrant flows as a means to pressure the 27 member bloc for its own purposes By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 4:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — Austria’s minister …

EU Parliament asks Polish PM to stop law primacy court case

EU Parliament asks Polish PM to stop law primacy court case The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or European Union’s law takes precedence in the country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 3:43 PM• 3 min …

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter Gas and electric prices are spiking in Europe By DAVID McHUGH and ARITZ PARRASeptember 16, 2021, 2:35 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel …

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change The head of the United Nations is calling for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming By FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 2:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:16 How climate …

UK’s Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

UK’s Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a Cabinet reshuffle, as he attempted to move on from a series of political missteps and U-turns By JILL LAWLESS and PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 5:23 PM• 3 min …

Sidelined by rivals, Germany’s far-right AfD bides time

Sidelined by rivals, Germany’s far-right AfD bides time Immigration is a side issue in this year’s German election campaign, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s biggest far-right party from trying to play it up By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 3:58 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament China’s ambassador to Britain has been barred from Parliament and told he could not enter the building for a talk he was scheduled to give on Wednesday ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 6:48 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — China’s ambassador to …

Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both

Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s in the European Union’s own strategic interests to integrate the Balkans into the 27-nation bloc By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:00 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, walks …

Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program

Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program Auditors say the European Union’s program for deporting migrants is not working well By LORNE COOK Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 3:24 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS — European Union auditors said Monday that the 27-nation bloc’s program for deporting migrants is …

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees Turkey’s foreign minister says his country is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to repatriate Syrians to their home country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 5:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to …

Pope to Orban’s Hungary: Open your arms to everyone

Pope to Orban’s Hungary: Open your arms to everyone Pope Francis is urging Hungary to open its arms to everyone, in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies By NICOLE WINFIELD and JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:07 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPope Francis …

Merkel calls migrant push at EU’s border ‘unacceptable’

Merkel calls migrant push at EU’s border ‘unacceptable’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she finds it unacceptable that refugees are being used to apply pressure to Poland and other European Union members on the border with Belarus By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 3:41 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Bulgaria to hold 3rd parliamentary election of 2021

Bulgaria to hold 3rd parliamentary election of 2021 Bulgaria is expected to hold its third parliamentary election of the year in November after the three largest parties in parliament failed to find common ground for a coalition government ByThe Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 12:43 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SOFIA, …