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Dutch government announces energy price cap for consumers

Oct. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government unveiled details of its planned energy price cap for households Tuesday, together with the outline of a subsidy system aimed at easing the pain for small-to-medium-sized businesses that use a lot of power. The moves come amid...

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine objects to oil pipeline

Oct. 04, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A planned pipeline to export oil from Uganda is likely to entrench the long rule of President Yoweri Museveni, opposition figure Bobi Wine said Tuesday, voicing his opposition to a project that's increasingly controversial over environmental concerns. Wine,...

EU adds Anguilla, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos to tax blacklist

Oct. 04, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union added the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands to its tax haven blacklist Tuesday, and also put Anguilla back on as a “non-cooperative jurisdiction” just a year after it was removed. The EU said it made the additions largely due to...

Merkel wins UN refugee agency award over welcome of Syrians

Oct. 04, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday it's giving its highest award to former German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her efforts to welcome more than 1 million refugees — mostly from Syria — into Germany, despite some criticism both at home and abroad. Matthew...

Albania denies police system was attacked by Iranian hackers

Oct. 03, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities on Monday denied the country's police system was hacked after local media reported that data on people being investigated for crimes was released from an Iranian hacking group. Albanian media reported a leaked file with a list of...

Experts: Europe faces 'unprecedented risk' of a gas shortage

Oct. 03, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Europe faces “unprecedented risks” to its natural gas supplies this winter after Russia cut off most pipeline shipments, the International Energy Agency said Monday, warning that European nations could wind up competing with Asia for already scarce and expensive liquid gas that comes by ship. ...

Poland demands $1.3 trillion in war damages from Germany

Oct. 03, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister on Monday signed an official note to Germany requesting the payment of about $1.3 trillion in reparations for the damage incurred by occupying Nazi Germans during World War II. Zbigniew Rau said the note will be handed to...

EU, Israel hold high-level talks for first time in a decade

Oct. 03, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Israel on Monday held high-level talks for the first time in a decade, with the Europeans pressing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid about how to put a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians into place. EU foreign policy...

Hungary, Austria and Serbia work together to stem migration

Oct. 03, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Austria and Serbia met Monday in Budapest to find solutions on how to stem the increasing number of migrants arriving in Europe, among them many young men from India. The three leaders agreed to take joint action to control the new arrivals...

After years of EU scrutiny, Greece promises balanced budget

Oct. 03, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has promised to return to a budget surplus in 2023, submitting its first spending blueprint in 12 years that is not under the direct scrutiny of European bailout lenders. Finance Ministry officials said Monday that Greece was planning to return to a...