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China targets Europe's farmers, and not its automakers, in response to EU tariffs on electric cars

Jun. 18, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is taking aim at European farmers instead of German automakers by launching an investigation into European Union pork imports, just days after the EU said it plans to impose provisional tariffs on China-made electric vehicles. The Commerce...

A third trial of suspects in an alleged far-right coup plot opens in Germany

Jun. 18, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight people accused of involvement in a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial in Munich on Tuesday, in the last of three trials in the sprawling case. The eight Germans, six men and two women, are charged with “preparation of high...

EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result

Jun. 17, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of European Union countries reached no final agreement on candidates for the bloc's top jobs Monday, but several praised the record of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and she appeared on track to secure their endorsement later this month for a second...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as Italy flexes its right-wing muscles

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit opened Thursday with agreement reached on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

Jun. 13, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit is opening Thursday with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for their biggest deployment ever

Jun. 13, 2024 04:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Clashes between weapon-wielding fans. Organized fights between hundreds of supporters. Late-night attacks. Life-threatening injuries. A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to concerns over security when Germany hosts the European Championship....

Austria to hold parliamentary election on Sept. 29, with far-right gaining traction

Jun. 12, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s government, nearing the end of its five-year term, announced Wednesday the Alpine country’s next parliamentary election will be held on Sept. 29. This comes in the wake of a narrow win by the far-right Freedom Party over Chancellor Karl Nehammer's...

Germany's government proposes a new law to fast-track young men to join its depleted armed forces

Jun. 12, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister announced on Wednesday plans for new legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities. Boris Pistorius said the proposed bill would allow the government to send letters...

German energy company Uniper says a tribunal awarded it billions in damages from Russia's Gazprom

Jun. 12, 2024 06:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German energy company Uniper said Wednesday that a tribunal has awarded it more than 13 billion euros (nearly $14 billion) in damages for gas that Russia's Gazprom hasn't supplied since 2022. Uniper said the arbitration tribunal based in Stockholm also ruled on June 7...

Today in History: June 12, 49 killed in Pulse nightclub shooting

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 164th day of 2024. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving...