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Titleholder Italy joins Spain, Croatia in tough group at Euro 2024. Host Germany opens vs Scotland

Dec. 02, 2023 16:32 PM EST

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Italy and Spain will add to their storied European Championship rivalry next year, after the defending champion and two-time recent winner were drawn together in a tough group with World Cup semifinalist Croatia and Albania on Saturday. Euro 2020 winner...

Biden is heading to Hollywood for a major fundraiser featuring Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes

Dec. 01, 2023 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will head to Los Angeles next week for a big-dollar event that will be his first since strikes by writers and actors effectively ground his fundraising to a halt in the heart of the entertainment industry, which has long served as the ATM for the Democratic...

4 migrants who were pushed out of a boat die just yards from Spain's southern coast

Nov. 30, 2023 11:59 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Four migrants have died close to shore in southern Spain after being forced out of the boat they were traveling in, officials said Thursday. The Spanish government press office in the southern province of Cadiz said that 31 other people from the boat, including six...

Women's soccer falls short in medical support and pay, World Cup survey claims

Nov. 29, 2023 15:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Women’s soccer is falling short in key areas including medical support and pay, according to a survey of players involved in this year's Women's World Cup. The survey, conducted by players' union FIFPRO and released Wednesday, found that 60% of...

Spain announces a 1.4 billion-euro deal to help protect the prized Doñana wetland from drying up

Nov. 27, 2023 08:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — National and regional authorities in Spain signed an agreement Monday to invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in areas around the treasured national park of Doñana in a bid to stop the park from drying up. Ecological Transition Minister Teresa Ribera said the plan...

How did humans get to the brink of crashing climate? A long push for progress and energy to fuel it

Nov. 27, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Amidst record-high temperatures, deluges, droughts and wildfires, leaders are convening for another round of United Nations climate talks later this month that seek to curb the centuries-long trend of humans spewing ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. For hundreds of...

Israel summons Spanish, Belgian ambassadors following criticism during visit to Rafah

Nov. 24, 2023 15:25 PM EST

RAFAH, Egypt (AP) — The Israeli government said Friday it would summon the Belgian and Spanish ambassadors following remarks by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his Belgian counterpart Alexander de Croo on the war between Israel and Hamas. The announcement came after the...

Precious water: As more of the world thirsts, luxury water becoming fashionable among the elite

Nov. 21, 2023 00:29 AM EST

SAMTSE, Bhutan (AP) — Monsoon rains have finally passed and floods blocking the lone dirt road have retreated enough for a small truck to climb these Himalayan foothills to a gurgling spring. It spews water so fresh that people here call it nectar. Workers inside a small plant...

Takeaways on fine water, a growing trend for the privileged in a world that's increasingly thirsty

Nov. 21, 2023 00:12 AM EST

SAMTSE, Bhutan (AP) — Millions of people worldwide don’t have clean water to drink, even though the United Nations deemed water a basic human right more than a decade ago. Yet, even as extreme heat dries up more aquifers and wells and leaves more people thirsty, luxury water has become...

Pop star Shakira reaches a deal with Spanish prosecutors on the first day of tax fraud trial

Nov. 20, 2023 16:15 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After having maintained her innocence for nearly five years, pop star Shakira struck a last-minute deal on the opening day of her tax fraud trial in Barcelona to avoid the risk of going to prison. Shakira told the presiding magistrate, José Manuel del Amo,...