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Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

Jun. 16, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria demanded clarification from neighboring Germany on Saturday of reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said "spying among friendly states is not...

Hungary sends smugglers to prison for 71 suffocation deaths

Jun. 14, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. The principal defendant, an Afghan man, and three...

The Latest: US Navy ship seeks to disembark rescued migrants

Jun. 14, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A U.S. Navy vessel is waiting to learn where it can disembark 40 migrants who survived a capsizing off Libya. Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Harrell, a U.S. 6th Fleet spokesman, said discussions were ongoing Thursday evening, two...

Brazil experiments with a new 'magic quartet' at World Cup

Jun. 14, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil will be experimenting with a new version of the "magic quartet" in Russia. More than a decade after the five-time world champions arrived for the World Cup in Germany with its prolific foursome of Ronaldinho, Kaka, Ronaldo and Adriano, Brazil is set to use a "Fab Four" of...

The Latest: Greek PM predicts approval of Macedonia name

Jun. 13, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the name dispute between Greece and Macedonia (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Greece's prime minister says he expects no trouble in getting the proposed name change deal with Macedonia approved by the Greek parliament. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has also ruled out...

Merkel, allies heading for showdown over immigration policy

Jun. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be heading for a showdown with her conservative allies over a proposal to close the country's borders to some refugees, with the two sides reportedly meeting for crisis talks in Berlin late Wednesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has proposed...

The Latest: Aid group refuses migrants from US Navy ship

Jun. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says it is declining to take aboard 41 migrants rescued by a U.S. Navy ship because Italy has refused to assign the group's ship a port where it can dock. Sea Watch, whose rescue...

Japan beats Paraguay 4-2 for 1st win under coach Nishino

Jun. 12, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Japan won its first match under coach Akira Nishino, scoring four times in the second half in a 4-2 win over Paraguay on Tuesday to end a 231-minute goal drought. Japan had lost 2-0 to both Ghana and Switzerland in its previous matches under Nishino, who took over from Vahid...

WORLD CUP: Germany faces reality check before title defense

Jun. 12, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Defending World Cup champion Germany coasted through qualifying with a perfect 10-0 mark and a European record 43 goals. Then came a reality check. Germany drew friendlies against England, France and Spain, and Joachim Loew's team lost 1-0 to Brazil to end a 22-game unbeaten run, and then...

Austria: female lawmakers walk out over swearing-in

Jun. 11, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Most female lawmakers have walked out of the Austrian parliament in protest at the swearing-in of an opposition leader who initially gave up his seat amid allegations of sexual harassment. The Austria Press Agency reported that only deputy speaker Doris Bures and a few other women remained in...