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Algeria is in the spotlight as leaders of gas producing countries convene for summit

Feb. 29, 2024 07:31 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is looking to cast itself as a critical supplier of natural gas for European countries seeking to lessen their dependence on Russia as it welcomed Thursday envoys from energy rich nations to a key summit. For three days, Algeria will host leaders...

Farmers march in Poland's capital, cut off roads in Spain to protest Ukraine imports and EU policies

Feb. 27, 2024 21:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of farmers marched in Poland's capital and Spanish farmers cut off traffic on highways near the French border on Tuesday in the latest protests against food imports from Ukraine and the European Union's agricultural policies. The actions follow...

Spain’s prime minister meets with Morocco’s king and discusses migration and the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 21, 2024 16:02 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Wednesday, lauding cooperation on managing migration. Sánchez also reiterated Spain's position in support of Morocco’s autonomy plan regarding the disputed Western Sahara and called...

Colombians mourn the killings of hundreds of former rebel fighters and human rights leaders

Feb. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Holding white carnations, hundreds of Colombians marched in front of congress Tuesday to mourn the killings of human rights leaders and the murders of hundreds of former rebel fighters killed after signing a peace deal with the government that ended five decades of war. ...

Spanish police suspect bullet-riddled body may be Russian who defected with army helicopter

Feb. 20, 2024 11:14 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police said Tuesday they suspect the bullet-riddled body of a man found in Spain is that of a Russian defector who escaped across the front line and into Ukraine last year with an army helicopter. The body was found Feb. 13 in La Cala, near the eastern port city of...

Live updates | Hospitals in Gaza are devastated after 5 months of Israel's war against Hamas

Feb. 14, 2024 23:09 PM EST

The war between Israel and Hamas, now in its fifth month, has devastated hospitals in the Gaza Strip, with less than half of them only partially functioning as Israel's daily bombardments kill and wound scores of people. Israel accuses the militants of using hospitals and other civilian buildings...

The EU announces 210 million euros in aid to help Mauritania curb migration

Feb. 08, 2024 13:26 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The EU on Thursday announced 210 million euros to help Mauritania crack down on people smugglers and deter migrant boats from taking off, as the number of people attempting the dangerous Atlantic crossing from West Africa to Europe rises sharply. Mauritania,...

Thousands of Spanish farmers stage a second day of tractor protests over EU policies and prices

Feb. 07, 2024 23:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Mirroring protests across Europe, thousands of farmers in Spain staged a second day of tractor demonstrations on Wednesday across the country, blocking highways to demand changes in European Union farming policies and measures to combat production cost hikes and severe drought. ...

How private equity is changing the global soccer landscape with big investments in clubs and leagues

Feb. 06, 2024 18:58 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid is revamping its training facilities. Sevilla and Valencia are rebuilding their stadiums. Sporting Gijon is expanding its youth academy. Spanish clubs this week are meeting to showcase and discuss projects funded by their shares of the $2.1 billion...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill dozens in Gaza and Blinken arrives in Mideast

Feb. 05, 2024 15:15 PM EST

Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have killed dozens of people, including two children ages 12 and 2, while the Israeli army said Monday its ground forces were fighting Hamas militants who remain in northern and central Gaza. The Health Ministry in Gaza said 113 bodies were...