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Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 32 people hurt

Jul. 22, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

COLOS, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire Monday amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. As temperatures reached almost 40 C (104 F) in the afternoon, and a wind blew up, the blaze that...

Macron says UN refugee agency attacked, decries Libya camps

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Libyan authorities Monday to stop holding transiting refugees in detention camps and said buildings of the United Nations' refugee agency in Libya were attacked earlier in the day. Macron did not elaborate on the attack he said was carried out on...

The Latest: UN's Guterres recalls IAEA head for 'equanimity'

Jul. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The secretary-general of the United Nations and the president of the U.N. General Assembly have joined other international leaders in praising the late director...

State says not so fast on fake German heiress' Netflix deal

Jul. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a New York judge to prevent the con artist Anna Sorokin from cashing in on a Netflix production expected to highlight the extravagant ruse that landed the woman who posed as a German heiress in state prison. The New York Attorney General's Office recently challenged...

Correction: Sweden-Rapper story

Jul. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name. It is Mayers, not May. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...

Chardy beats Paire in all-French battle in Hamburg

Jul. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Jeremy Chardy needed five match points to beat fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire and reach the second round of the Hamburg European Open on Monday. Chardy finally converted match point to win 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-3 against Paire, who at 28th in the world is ranked 49 places higher. The...

Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies

Jul. 22, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide...

European Central Bank could act before Fed to add stimulus

Jul. 22, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit. The ECB, which sets...

Bayer sells Dr. Scholl's foot care business to Boston firm

Jul. 22, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG says U.S. investment firm Yellow Wood Partners will buy its Dr. Scholl's foot care business for $585 million. Bayer said Monday that the sale will enable it to "focus on building its core over-the-counter brands." It said that Yellow Wood...