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The EU is watching Albania's deal to hold asylum seekers for Italy. Rights activists are worried

Feb. 22, 2024 10:51 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Albania has agreed to host two migrant processing centers on its territory that will be fully run by Italy, under a deal that worries many human rights activists. The European Union, however, sees the agreement as a possible template for the future. Italy has long...

Yulia Navalnaya once avoided the limelight. Now she's Russia’s newest opposition leader

Feb. 22, 2024 10:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Navalnaya used to avoid the cameras, staying in the background while her husband rose to become Russia’s most prominent opposition figure and President Vladimir Putin’s greatest foe. But following the death in prison last week of Alexei Navalny, she stepped...

Burst of high-profile coaching departures leaves 3 iconic European clubs scrambling for replacements

Feb. 22, 2024 09:07 AM EST

First it was Jurgen Klopp making the bombshell announcement he is leaving Liverpool. Then it was an exhausted Xavi Hernandez declaring his intention to quit his beloved Barcelona. This week, Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel made it known they’ll be parting ways. That’s three of...

Ukraine's fate hangs in the balance, Polish premier says as he moves to secure aid transit route

Feb. 22, 2024 08:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Thursday that border crossings with Ukraine are being added to a list of critical infrastructure to ensure that all military and humanitarian aid can reach Ukraine without any delays. Tusk spoke following protests by...

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

Feb. 22, 2024 08:39 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy in a vote on Thursday, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000...

Farmers from 10 EU countries join forces - and tractors - to protest agricultural policies

Feb. 22, 2024 06:05 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighboring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their...

Hyundai's Supernal and Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility see future in electric-powered air taxis

Feb. 22, 2024 02:05 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the aviation sector seeks ways to make air travel less polluting and more sustainable, aerospace company Embraer and South Korean automaker Hyundai are among the companies betting on a new form of air travel -– air taxis. Hyundai’s Supernal and...

Thousands of farmers advance on Madrid for a major tractor protest over EU policies

Feb. 21, 2024 21:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of farmers drove their tractors into central Madrid on Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against European Union and local farming policies and to demand measures to alleviate production cost hikes. The protest, the biggest to take place in the Spanish...

Zelenskyy invites Poland's leaders to border to resolve farmers' protest affecting flow of weapons

Feb. 21, 2024 12:24 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday invited Polish leaders to meet him at their shared border to resolve a blockade by Polish farmers protesting Ukrainian food imports, saying it's hampering the shipment of weapons to Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, Polish...

Germany says Europe's largest economy is in 'troubled waters' and cuts its growth forecast

Feb. 21, 2024 11:31 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German government said Europe's largest economy was in “troubled waters” and slashed its growth forecast for this year as it struggles with a lack of skilled labor, excessive bureaucracy, high interest rates and lagging investment in new projects — while a...