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German police free Polish woman kidnapped in Netherlands

Oct. 13, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have liberated a 22-year-old Polish woman who was kidnapped by three Polish men in the Netherlands. Cologne police said in a statement Sunday they freed the woman from a car in the western German county of Viersen late Saturday. They said at least one man was armed when...

Rampant Belgium becomes 1st team to qualify for Euro 2020

Oct. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship. Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the continent-wide tournament, too. Belgium — the world's top-ranked soccer nation — became the first team to qualify...

Public to get access to Nuremberg trials digital recordings

Oct. 10, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after nearly two years of work conducted in secret. The Memorial of the Shoah in Paris will officially accept the recordings at a ceremony Thursday evening. The...

Climate activists block roads, march in global protests

Oct. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including...

UN racism rapporteur criticizes Dutch burqa ban

Oct. 7, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. racism rapporteur has criticized the recently implemented Dutch burqa ban as doing "more harm than good." Tendayi Achiume, a rapporteur for the U.N. Human Rights Council, said Monday that the small number of women who wear face-covering Islamic veils reported suffering...

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to slash use of plastic

Oct. 7, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton teas, said Monday it aims to halve its use of non-recycled plastics by 2025. The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environmentally aware consumers, will require a "fundamental...

The Latest: Climate protesters douse famous Wall Street bull

Oct. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the protest Monday at the bull statue near Wall...

Amsterdam-bound flight makes emergency landing in Maine

Oct. 7, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A United Airlines flight with more than 200 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Maine. A United spokesman says a cabin pressure issue forced the Amsterdam-bound Flight 986 that had left San Francisco on Sunday afternoon to divert to Bangor International Airport early Monday....

The Latest: Scottish court rejects bid to force Brexit delay

Oct. 7, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit developments (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Scottish court has rejected an attempt by anti-Brexit campaigners to order Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, saying the government has already promised to abide by a law...

The Latest: Ethiopia's Desisa wins marathon

Oct. 5, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Sunday (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Lelisa Desisa has won the men's marathon, narrowly beating fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew at the finish. Desisa, the 2013 silver medalist, won in 2 hours 10 minutes 40 seconds in the heat of...