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Germany, EU reach agreement in combustion engine row

Mar. 25, 2023 09:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the European Union announced Saturday that they have reached an agreement in their dispute over the future of cars with combustion engines, allowing the registration of new vehicles with such engines even after 2035 provided they use climate-neutral fuel only. ...

Deutsche Bank shares drop amid global jitters over banks

Mar. 24, 2023 14:40 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank fell sharply Friday, dragging down other major European banks and leading German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to express confidence in the country’s largest lender after fears about the global financial system sent fresh shudders through the market. ...

King Charles' state visit deflated as France leg canceled

Mar. 24, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III’s international debut was deflated Friday when his trip to France was postponed indefinitely because of protests that threatened to mar events at high profile venues such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Palace of Versailles. While Charles will still...

Polish coal miners protest EU methane reduction regulations

Mar. 24, 2023 11:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish coal miners angered by a European Union directive aiming to reduce methane emissions protested noisily Friday before the EU office in Warsaw saying it will deprive them of their jobs. Some 300 miners chanted “Thieves” and used smoke flares and...

EU leaders play down bank risks as economy weakens

Mar. 24, 2023 10:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders Friday played down the risk of a banking crisis developing from recent global financial turbulence and hitting the economy even harder than the energy crunch tied to Russia’s war in Ukraine. After a meeting in Brussels, the EU government...

Serbian right-wing opposition protests West's Kosovo plan

Mar. 24, 2023 10:07 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Supporters of Serbian right-wing opposition parties on Friday demanded that populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government resign over a Western-backed plan for normalizing relations with neighboring Kosovo. In Belgrade, several hundred people held...

EU leaders endorse joint ammo purchases for Ukraine

Mar. 23, 2023 17:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders endorsed a plan Thursday for sending Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months to help the country counter Russia’s invasion forces. EU foreign and defense ministers approved the plan for a fast-track...

Germany urges North Macedonia to amend charter for EU bid

Mar. 23, 2023 15:25 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock urged North Macedonia’s leaders Thursday to deliver on a pledge to amend the constitution to speed up the country's path toward European Union membership. North Macedonia has promised neighboring Bulgaria,...

Ukraine president visits front-line areas as new phase nears

Mar. 23, 2023 14:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday made his third visit in two days to areas that have felt the brunt of Russia’s war, with a trip to the southern Kherson region that was retaken from the Kremlin’s forces, and as a senior Kyiv commander hinted that a brewing Ukrainian...

European Union leaders endorse plan for sending Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within next 12 months

Mar. 23, 2023 12:36 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders endorse plan for sending Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within next 12 months.