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German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

Aug. 21, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can't be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps "Polish death camps." ZDF used that wording in reference to the Majdanek and Auschwitz death camps in...

The Latest: US sanctions more Russians

Aug. 21, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military and spy...

Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

Aug. 21, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Hundreds jeered and booed Babis' arrival for a ceremony in front of the Czech public radio building in downtown Prague, a site of a...

War-ravaged Bosnia struggles to cope with new migrants

Aug. 21, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it. That's not the case anymore. As previous...

Correction: Russia Sanctions story

Aug. 21, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a speech by British foreign secretary, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Britain was asking the United States to impose further sanctions on Russia. According to excerpts of a prepared speech in Washington, Jeremy Hunt said the European Union should...

Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

Aug. 21, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's air force on Tuesday took the delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the ceremony at a military airport...

Britain says EU should weigh tougher Russia sanctions

Aug. 21, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain wants the European Union to ensure its sanctions on Russia are sufficiently comprehensive in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain, using a nerve agent. In his first speech in the U.S. as Britain's foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt was expected...

The Latest: Germany says more refugees getting jobs

Aug. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Germany's labor agency says efforts to integrate refugees in the country's labor market are progressing well, with more than 300,000 people from eight main countries of origin in work by this spring. Federal Labor...

UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

Aug. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. In a letter published Tuesday, NHS Providers said a lack of "visible and appropriate communication"...

Italian coast guard ship with migrants arrives in Sicily

Aug. 21, 2018 5:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy. Though the ship made port late Monday, the Italian government is not allowing the migrants...