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The Latest: US suspends $700 million in aid after Sudan coup

Oct. 25, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is suspending $700 million in emergency assistance to Sudan following a coup in the African nation. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the full amount of the aid package had been put on “pause” pending a review of the...

Turkey's Erdogan lifts threat to expel Western ambassadors

Oct. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Monday stepped back from a threat to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western nations over their support for a jailed activist, defusing a potential diplomatic crisis. “We believe that these ambassadors, who have...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 25, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

US official: Russia should send more gas to Europe 'quickly'

Oct. 25, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A senior energy adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden urged Russia to supply more natural gas to Europe now rather than wait for approval of a newly completed pipeline, saying Monday that “they should do it quickly” to ward off the risk of severe gas shortages...

Slovakia extends COVID-19 restrictions amid infection surge

Oct. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia extended tight coronavirus restrictions to more parts of the country on Monday as the latest surge of infections intensified. The number of counties affected by the measures doubled in just one week, from five to 10. They are mostly...

9 EU countries oppose market reform ahead of energy talks

Oct. 25, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nine European Union countries, including heavyweight Germany, have joined forces to say they will not support an overhaul of the electricity market ahead of an emergency meeting of the bloc's energy ministers Tuesday in Luxembourg. The energy crisis...

EU says war rhetoric unacceptable after Polish PM's comment

Oct. 25, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WARSAW (AP) — The European Union's executive told Poland Monday that there is “no place for rhetoric referring to war” among EU partners, after the Polish prime minister said that for Brussels to withhold cash over rule of law issues would be like starting World War III. ...

Estonia tightens virus certificate criteria as cases rise

Oct. 25, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — People in Estonia no longer can use negative test results to obtain the coronavirus certificates needed to attend sporting events, movie showings, indoor public meetings and other events. As of Monday, only proof of vaccination or having...

2 Polish troops hurt as migrants try forcing Belarus border

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland said Monday that two soldiers were lightly hurt when a group of some 60 migrants tried to force their way across the border from Belarus. The Border Guards office said the troops — who have been deployed to help protect the...

Taiwanese delegation in Prague to boost ties; China protests

Oct. 25, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Taiwanese government ministers were visiting the Czech capital on Monday accompanied by dozens of business and research representatives to boost trade and investment, a move that has angered China. Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin is leading...