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Shell profit doubles to record as war drives up energy costs

Feb. 02, 2023 08:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global energy giant Shell said Thursday that its annual profits doubled to a record high last year as oil and natural gas prices soared after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. London-based Shell Plc posted adjusted earnings of $39.9 billion for 2022 in its financial...

EU assembly lifts immunity of 2 lawmakers linked to scandal

Feb. 02, 2023 05:47 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s parliament on Thursday removed the protective immunity of two lawmakers linked to one of the bloc’s biggest-ever corruption scandals, paving the way for them to be questioned by Belgian investigators. In a show of hands, the assembly voted...

Italy on alert amid anarchist attacks on diplomatic missions

Jan. 31, 2023 12:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy's government has increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant, the foreign minister said Tuesday. ...

EU lawmakers move to lift immunity of scandal suspects

Jan. 31, 2023 09:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — An influential committee at the European Union’s parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to lift the protective immunity of two lawmakers being sought by Belgian authorities on suspected links to a major corruption scandal. The European Parliament’s legal...

Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer

Jan. 30, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — After some 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists was being transferred on Monday to another prison in Italy for medical care. Sky TG24 TV quoted Alfredo Cospito’s lawyer...

Italy, Libya sign $8B gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

Jan. 28, 2023 13:07 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s prime minister held talks in Libya on Saturday with officials from the country’s west-based government focusing on energy and migration, top issues for Italy and the European Union. During the visit, the two countries' oil companies signed a gas deal worth $8 billion —...

Italian diplomatic property vandalized in Germany, Spain

Jan. 28, 2023 04:17 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier said in a statement Saturday that Italian diplomatic property had been the target of vandalism in Germany and Spain. Premier Giorgia Meloni said that the car of diplomat Luigi Estero had been set ablaze in Berlin, while the Italian consulate in...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 17:28 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...

Algeria, Italy look to broaden ties beyond coveted energy

Jan. 23, 2023 12:25 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italy and Algeria moved to broaden ties through a series of memorandums signed Monday during a two-day visit by Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, who said the two countries are in the process of building “an extraordinary bridge” that would hopefully transform Italy into...