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EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result

Jun. 17, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of European Union countries reached no final agreement on candidates for the bloc's top jobs Monday, but several praised the record of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and she appeared on track to secure their endorsement later this month for a second...

Irish and Czech voters go to the polls on Day 2 of EU elections as the far right seeks more power

Jun. 07, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic, two countries where immigration was a key issue on the campaign trail, took to the polls on Friday, the second day of the balloting for the European Parliament. A surge of the far-right across the 27-nation bloc was likely to emerge from...

Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza's Rafah as offensive expands

May. 28, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli shelling and airstrikes killed at least 37 people, most of them sheltering in tents, outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight and on Tuesday — pummeling the same area where strikes triggered a deadly fire days earlier in a camp for displaced...

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

May. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations to add international pressure on Israel to soften its response to last year’s Hamas-led attack. Israel condemned the diplomatic...

Spain, Ireland and Norway recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 28, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that was fueled by international outrage over the civilian deaths and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. The joint...

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they would recognize a Palestinian state, a historic but largely symbolic move that further deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. Israel denounced the decisions and recalled...

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his government is recognizing a Palestinian state, calls it an 'important day'

May. 22, 2024 03:18 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his government is recognizing a Palestinian state, calls it an 'important day.'

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 06, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. April 29, 2024. Editorial: Unions not the issue A little-noticed event at the White House last week should serve as an opening to the important question of whether private equity funds — known for leveraged buyouts — should be operating with money...

British and Irish officials meet as tensions rise over what to do with asylum seekers

Apr. 29, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and Irish officials met Monday as tensions rise over the movement of asylum seekers from the U.K. to neighboring Ireland and Ireland's proposal to send them back. Irish premier Simon Harris said Sunday that Ireland will not "provide a loophole for anybody...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 29, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Marietta Times. April 27, 2024. Editorial: Lawmakers must continue progress Slowly but surely, Ohio lawmakers are progressing in the effort to better protect victims, rather than offering protection to criminals. On Wednesday, the state Senate voted unanimously to...