Latest Europe News

Perk up: France resuscitates dying villages 1 cafe at a time

Sep. 23, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the rural French village of Port-Brillet, the closure of its last cafe came as a painful shock. Suddenly gone was the haunt where patrons put the world to rights over a drink or three, where anglers propping up the bar could crow about their catches from nearby lakes, and where the village...

Russia asked to explain alleged doping data tampering

Sep. 23, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The deputy CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency says Russia has been formally asked to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory. Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that Russia has nearly three weeks to provide an account of why data handed over...

Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine's president

Sep. 23, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a political...

The Latest: 15,000 Thomas Cook tourists stranded in Cyprus

Sep. 23, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Cyprus' deputy minister for tourism says arrangements are now underway to ferry back home the 15,000 Thomas Cook travelers now on the eastern Mediterranean island nation. Savvas Perdios said after...

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

Sep. 23, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

THE AFSLUITDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Rising up in a thin line through the waters separating the provinces of North Holland and Friesland, the 87-year-old Afsluitdijk is one of the low-lying Netherlands' key defenses against its ancient enemy, the sea. With climate change bringing more powerful storms and...

At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies

Sep. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump's latest U.N. trip...

2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

Sep. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the spiraling outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date. Since this outbreak was declared in August 2018, more than 200,000 people...

The Latest: Italy, Malta push for help with rescued migrants

Sep. 23, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Italy and Malta are pushing for more help from fellow European Union nations with migrants rescued at sea. Their countries' interior ministers as well as those from France and Germany are meeting in Malta...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT QUESTIONS WILL TRUMP FACE AT UNITED NATIONS The president will have to fend off questions including whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival, Iran, the uncertain future of Brexit, the...

Post-quake fake news drives Albanians outdoors

Sep. 23, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have questioned two journalists on suspicion that they provoked panic by reporting that a large earthquake was likely, after an earlier quake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings. People in the capital, Tirana, ran outdoors Sunday evening,...