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Today in History: July 14, the storming of the Bastille

Jul. 14, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 196th day of 2024. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and...

Russian assassination plots against those supporting Ukraine uncovered in Europe, official says

Jul. 12, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western intelligence agencies have uncovered Russian plots to carry out assassinations, arson and other sabotage in Europe against companies and people linked to support for Ukraine’s military — one of the most serious being a plan to kill the head of a German arms...

Today in History: July 12, Disco Demolition Night

Jul. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 194th day of 2024. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, as an angry reaction to the popularity of disco music, the Chicago White Sox held the “Disco...

Germany to bar Chinese companies' components from core parts of its 5G networks

Jul. 11, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will bar the use of critical components made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in core parts of the country's 5G networks in two steps starting in 2026, the nation's top security official said Thursday. Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has long...

Germany's foreign minister says she doesn't plan to run for chancellor in the next election

Jul. 10, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in remarks aired on Wednesday that she doesn't plan another run to try and get the post of Germany’s leader in the next national election. She said she wants to concentrate on diplomacy in a time of multiple crises. ...

Leaders in Europe and the US express relief mixed with concern about France's election result

Jul. 08, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Leaders across Europe and the United States reacted with relief but also some concern to the result of the French legislative election, which leaves a key European Union country facing the prospect of a hung parliament and political paralysis. Relief, because the...

The Latest | Macron asks French prime minister to stay on for the sake of stability

Jul. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Gabriel Attal Monday, in the wake of a chaotic election result that left neither left, right, nor center with a majority in the National Assembly. A broad left-leaning coalition, the New Popular Front, took...

UEFA suspends Turkey player Demiral for 2 games for making nationalistic gesture at Euro 2024

Jul. 05, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — UEFA's two-game ban of Turkey player Merih Demiral on Friday for a controversial hand gesture at the European Championship, an incident that led to a diplomatic row between Turkey and host nation Germany. The ban rules Demiral out of the quarterfinal against the...

German government averts crisis with budget agreement for Europe’s largest economy

Jul. 05, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it has reached agreement on the budget for 2025 and a stimulus package for Europe’s largest economy, easing a monthslong squabble that threatened to upend Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left coalition. Scholz, a Social Democrat,...

Germany fears a victory for the far-right National Rally could harm its close relations with France

Jul. 05, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is worried about the outcome of the runoff elections in France. Scholz, who is normally tightlipped when asked about domestic politics in other European countries, has in recent weeks more than once expressed concern that the far-right,...