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Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

Jun. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NYKOPING, Sweden (AP) — School's out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop vacation around northern Europe. The family is part of a small but growing movement in Europe and North...

Draghi's "whatever it takes" a tough act to follow

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is credited with saving the euro by using new and sometimes unorthodox policy tools. The question now is, will the next ECB president be as quick to use them - or invent new ones - as Draghi has been? European leaders are searching for a...

Coric, Khachanov progress in Halle Open

Jun. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Borna Coric outlasted Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Halle Open on Wednesday. Coric, who defeated Roger Federer in last year's final, saved seven of the nine break points he faced and took his match point...

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company just...

Spain says 22 migrants missing in the Mediterranean

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the rescue...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

Jun. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop worker, who is...

Merkel: Feeling better after shaking raised health questions

Jun. 19, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's doing fine, a day after concerns over her health were raised when she appeared unsteady and visibly shaking while meeting the Ukrainian president outside her Berlin office. Merkel's whole body shook as she stood in hot weather with Ukrainian...

New German justice minister as outgoing moves to EU politics

Jun. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has appointed a new justice minister, to succeed Katarina Barley who is moving on to serve in the European Parliament. Barley's Social Democratic party, Merkel's junior-coalition partner in government, said Wednesday that Christine Lambrecht would move...

Germany: Syrian faces Islamic State-linked terrorism charges

Jun. 19, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say a 31-year-old Syrian citizen faces terrorism charges for joining the Islamic State group in Syria. Fares A.B., whose last name wasn't released for privacy reasons, is also charged with war crimes and violations against the war weapons control act, prosecutors said...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Jun. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th...