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One year later, migrants who cheated death off Greece seek justice and struggle to cope with life

Jun. 13, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Desperate hands clutched at Ali Elwan's arms, legs and neck, and screams misted his ears, as he spat out saltwater and fought for three hours to keep afloat in the night, dozens of miles from land. Although a poor swimmer, he lived — one of just 104...

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

Jun. 12, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, as negotiators for the group have reached an agreement on how to...

9 killed in Russian aerial attacks on Ukraine ahead of G7 summit aimed at slowing Moscow's offensive

Jun. 12, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new deadly attacks on Ukraine, killing at least nine people on Wednesday, a day before the leaders of countries that are some of Ukraine’s biggest backers were to discuss how to slow Moscow's offensive. Ukrainian authorities said that...

France's Macron defends decision on snap legislative elections, urges voters to defeat far-right

Jun. 12, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to call snap parlimentary elections after his party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary vote, insisting on Wednesday that voters will ultimately choose the “progressive bloc" over the far-right. In...

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

Jun. 12, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and the Asian nation's burgeoning exports of green technology to the...

Poland honors soldier who was fatally stabbed by migrant at border with Belarus

Jun. 12, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and lawmakers in the Polish parliament observed a minute of silence on Wednesday to honor a young soldier who was fatally stabbed at the Polish-Belarusian border during a migration crisis that Poland says has been engineered by Russia and Belarus. ...

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for their biggest deployment ever

Jun. 12, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Clashes between weapon-wielding fans. Organized fights between hundreds of supporters. Late-night attacks. Life-threatening injuries. A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to concerns over security when Germany hosts the European Championship....

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 12, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 11, 2024. Editorial: A Nazi March And An Old Reminder On Thursday, June 6, we turned our attentions to Normandy in France as several world leaders honored the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of occupied Europe during World War...

The European Union moves to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports, escalating trade spat

Jun. 12, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it would...

The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China

Jun. 12, 2024 05:54 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China.