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Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, tight lodging

Aug. 14, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect some smoke in the air and limited lodging and food services in the popular California park. Meanwhile, a blaze in Montana prompted a hasty evacuation of hundreds of...

Detention extended for Turkish consulate arson suspect

Aug. 14, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch investigating judge has ordered a 34-year-old homeless man to be detained for a further 14 days on suspicion of an arson attack on the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam. Prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that the man's motive remains unclear as he is refusing to...

Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

Aug. 14, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it will present Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein the Human Rights Tulip award at a ceremony next month. Zeid, a Jordanian...

Dutch police question suspect in Turkish consulate attack

Aug. 13, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man detained on suspicion of throwing home-made explosive devices at the Turkish consulate in the Dutch capital is refusing to talk about the incident to detectives, police said Monday. The 34-year-old Dutch man was detained following the incident on Saturday night and...

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

Myanmar snubs Hague court's intervention in Rohingya crisis

Aug. 9, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar sharply rejected an attempt by the International Criminal Court to consider the country's culpability for activities that caused 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh for safety last year. The office of the nation's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in a...

4 golds from 4 events: Peaty displays breaststroke dominance

Aug. 9, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Olympic champion Adam Peaty displayed his untouchable dominance in breaststroke one more time at the European Championships to help Britain's swimmers win the men's 4x100-meter relay on Thursday. Peaty gave himself a clean sweep of four gold medals from as many events. Britain was...

Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

Aug. 7, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry forested hills in southern Portugal. The blaze is sending high plumes of smoke across the Algarve region's famous beaches and bringing criticism...

The Latest: Dutch campsites evacuated amid brush fire

Aug. 7, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Authorities have evacuated four campsites as a brush fire swept through tinder-dry countryside in the eastern Netherlands. The regional security service said that firefighters from three provinces were...

Beer maker Heineken strikes deal to expand in China

Aug. 3, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Heineken, the world's second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the world's biggest beer market. Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China's biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer. It will invest $3.1 billion for the stake...