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New lawmakers make German parliament more diverse than ever

Sep. 28, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hakan Demir smiled broadly as he stood in front of Germany’s majestic parliament building Tuesday, his first official day of work as a national lawmaker. “My grandfather would have been mighty proud of me, and my parents are proud as well,” Demir,...

EU aims for deal with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Cyprus

Sep. 28, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union could work out ways to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey to Cyprus and other EU nations when it holds high-level talks in Ankara next month, a top EU official said Tuesday. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said...

France, Greece sign defense deal; Athens to buy 3 warships

Sep. 28, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and Greece on Tuesday announced a defense deal worth around 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion), including Athens’ decision to buy three French warships as part of a strategy to boost its defense capacities in the Eastern Mediterranean amid recurring tensions with longtime...

With lunch invite, UN chief tries to restart Cyprus talks

Sep. 27, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hosted a lunch Monday for the leaders of divided Cyprus, hoping to bring them back to negotiations to reunite the Mediterranean island nation — talks that have been stalled since 2017. The United Nations...

Syria says doors open to refugees, despite contrary claims

Sep. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat said Monday that his country's doors are open for the safe return of refugees, accusing Western countries of taking advantage of the suffering of Syrians while pretending to care for their well-being. Speaking in New York to the U.N....

Greece, France, expected to announce major warship deal

Sep. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and France are expected to announce a major, multibillion-euro deal in Paris on Tuesday involving the acquisition by Greece of at least six French-built warships, Greek state ERT TV reported. ERT said Monday that Greece was...

Man accused of using Turkish background to defraud investors

Sep. 27, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal regulators have brought civil charges against a Georgia man they say defrauded investors who shared his Turkish cultural and religious background. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint Friday in federal court in Atlanta...

Turkey could buy more Russian missiles despite US warnings

Sep. 26, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has said he would consider buying a second Russian missile system in defiance of strong objections by the United States. In an interview with American broadcaster CBS News, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would have to...

Airstrike kills, wounds Turkey-backed gunmen in north Syria

Sep. 26, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Warplanes attacked Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, killing and wounding about 20, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media said. The airstrike struck a position in an area near the town of Afrin. It came amid...

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

Sep. 25, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo was confronted on Sept. 1 by a Turkish woman who asked her what she was doing in...