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Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

Apr. 19, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The public portion of a trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth came to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion Friday when a Panamanian judge said she would take the two weeks of trial arguments and testimony...

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

Apr. 19, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian support as a robust coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend. Friday’s vote...

European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

Apr. 19, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch said Friday that Finland's decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider. European Commission President Ursula...

A trial is underway for the Panama Papers, a case that changed the country's financial rules

Apr. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles. The repercussions of the leaks were far-ranging,...

NATO and the EU urge G7 nations to step up air defense for Ukraine and expand Iran sanctions

Apr. 18, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

CAPRI, Italy (AP) — Top NATO and European Union officials urged foreign ministers from leading industrialized nations on Thursday to take quick, concrete steps to provide more air defense systems and artillery to Ukraine, warning that continued delays could tilt the war in Moscow’s favor. ...

Belgian and Czech leaders exhort the EU to react amid concern over Russian election interference

Apr. 18, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Belgium and the Czech Republic are warning their European Union partners to take urgent action to prevent Russian interference in June’s Europe-wide elections, after the two countries’ intelligence services uncovered evidence of attempts to bribe EU lawmakers. ...

Hungary's leader calls for change at the top in June European elections at a far right gathering

Apr. 17, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Wednesday urged voters to reject mainstream political parties in upcoming European Union elections for their failure of leadership and said Ukraine must never be allowed to join the bloc or NATO. Orbán, the keynote speaker...

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

Apr. 17, 2024 04:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In Paris' outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That's because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic...

Dozens of Russian athletes are likely to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Will Moscow let them go?

Apr. 17, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With 100 days to go until the Paris Olympics, it’s still not clear whether any athletes from Russia who are expected to qualify will actually go. The question is whether Moscow will accept the conditions that the International Olympic Committee set for...

The German chancellor presses China on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Apr. 16, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday to pressure Russia to end its “insane campaign” in Ukraine, the latest in a parade of European leaders and senior officials to make such an appeal. The Chinese side gave no sign of...