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Spanish PM blames traffickers, migrants for deaths at border

Jun. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister has defended the way Moroccan and Spanish police repelled migrants last week as they tried to cross the shared border into the north African enclave of Melilla, depicting the attempt in which at least 23 people died as “an attack on Spain's borders.” ...

Kosovars fume at new delay in accessing EU visa-free travel

Jun. 28, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's delay in allowing visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo has spread dismay and resentment in the continent's newest state, and one Pristina businessman has retaliated by hitting EU officials where it hurts — the stomach. Mama's...

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Jun. 28, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland's independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn't the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola...

Iran, US begin EU-led indirect nuclear deal talks in Qatar

Jun. 28, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and the United States began indirect talks Tuesday in Qatar aimed at finding a way to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, met with European Union official Enrique Mora in...

G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

Jun. 28, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies said Tuesday they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Russia's income from oil sales that are financing its invasion of Ukraine and struck a united stance to support Kyiv for “as long as it takes" as the war grinds...

G-7 aims to create club of nations to boost climate action

Jun. 28, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Members of the Group of Seven major economies pledged Tuesday to create a new " climate club " for nations that want to take more ambitious action to tackle global warming, putting them on a possible collision course with China. The idea, championed by G-7 summit host...

EXPLAINER: Why are Dutch farmers protesting over emissions?

Jun. 28, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut their livestock herds or stop work altogether. The government says emissions of...

Europe's central bank ready to 'stamp out' surging inflation

Jun. 28, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Tuesday that it will move gradually to combat soaring consumer prices with interest rate hikes in July and September but will keep its options open to “stamp out" inflation if it surges faster than expected. In a...

EU countries prolong COVID-19 certificates amid rising cases

Jun. 28, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries approved Tuesday extending the use of COVID-19 certificates by one year until the end of June 2023 as cases of the deadly virus start to grow again ahead of the summer holiday season. Aimed at facilitating travel across the 27-nation bloc...

Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

Jun. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings from opponents that the move is illegal. Lawmakers voted 295 to 221 late Monday...