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Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

Oct. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A spokesman for the main Kurdish-led group in Syria says their fighters have evacuated the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, saying they have no armed presence there anymore. Kino Gabriel of the Syrian...

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The British minister in charge of Brexit preparations says contingency plans are being "triggered" to cope with the disruptions expected if the country crashes out of the European Union without a...

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

Oct. 20, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union is locked in a long-running dispute with the company over pay and the legal status of the union, which has...

Thousands in Germany, France protest Turkish push into Syria

Oct. 19, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in the German city of Cologne and in the French capital demonstrated Saturday against Turkey's offensive in northern Syria. Cologne city authorities said around 10,000 people took part in marches organized by left-wing groups. Police were out in force amid concerns about...

UK agrees further talks over disposal of old Shell oil rigs

Oct. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Britain has agreed to hold further talks with other European countries before deciding whether to approve Shell's plans to decommission four disused oil rigs in the Atlantic. Germany had called a special meeting Friday of the OSPAR Commission, which oversees a treaty on protecting the...

Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as US tariffs hit EU goods

Oct. 18, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CHABLIS, France (AP) — French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products. That's because some $7.5 billion in U.S. tariffs on European food, wine and other goods took...

Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world

Oct. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week. Zoo Berlin on Friday released pictures of the two cubs cautiously peering at the camera, six weeks after their birth. Zoo director Andreas Knieriem said the twins — the...

German air crew union plans strike at Lufthansa subsidiaries

Oct. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing cabin crew in Germany says it's calling on members to walk out Sunday at several Lufthansa subsidiaries but is nixing a planned strike at the mother company. The UFO union said Friday that it has received a 2% pay rise offer from Lufthansa, fulfilling its demands. But it...

Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

Oct. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his counterparts from Germany's 16 states said Friday they support a series of measures including...