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German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Jun. 26, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday. Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of...

Germans get chance to kill virtual Nazis after rule change

Jun. 26, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germans itching to shoot virtual Nazis will soon get a chance to do so, after a change in the rules concerning the use of forbidden symbols in video games. U.S. games publisher Bethesda Softworks said Wednesday that the international version of its upcoming first-person shooter "Wolfenstein:...

Iran: We will exceed uranium limits unless 3 Europeans act

Jun. 26, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear accord unless Britain, France and Germany take timely, practical steps to preserve the agreement that is "now in critical condition," the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. said Wednesday. Majid Takht Ravanchi told a...

The Latest: Man accused of killing tourists appears in court

Jun. 26, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on two German tourists who were killed in a car crash in Washington state (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Authorities say a man accused of fatally running over two German tourists at a southwest Washington swimming hole told police he had been drinking at a local restaurant...

Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women's World Cup

Jun. 26, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Even Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn had to check that the number was right. "Oh my God — seven," she exclaimed. "That's a lot." Europe sure is dominating this Women's World Cup. The Netherlands made it a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals by knocking out...

Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

Jun. 26, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps. NS said in a statement that its role in...

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky pushback - the confrontation appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East...

The Latest: Envoy says Iran could soon exceed uranium limits

Jun. 26, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Mideast and Persian Gulf amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador says the government will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal unless Britain, France and Germany take...

Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns...

Nordic liberals take harder line on migrants to win votes

Jun. 26, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In Scandinavia, there's a new type of socially conscious liberal - that wants tighter restrictions on immigration. Left-wing parties in Denmark and Sweden that historically defended humanitarian values and generous welfare systems have shifted positions since Europe saw an influx...