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Cyprus, Egypt sign deal to speed up electricity grid linkage

Oct. 16, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An undersea cable linking the electricity grids of Cyprus and Egypt could be key to helping both countries transition to a green economy and meet their commitments on battling climate change, the Cypriot energy minister said Saturday. Minister...

Hubert Germain dies at 101; helped free France from Nazis

Oct. 15, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hubert Germain, the last of an elite group of decorated French fighters who helped liberate France from Nazi control in World War II, has died. He was 101. The French president’s office announced the death in a statement Tuesday, saying Germain...

The Latest: Australia's capital: 99% with at least 1 dose

Oct. 14, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

CANBERRA — Australia’s capital Canberra has come out of lockdown with authorities reporting more than 99% of the population aged 12 and older having at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Sydney came out of lockdown on Monday with only the 73.5% of the population...

Judge halts trial for 4 members of Egyptian security forces

Oct. 14, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge halted the trial of four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces on the day it opened Thursday, saying there was no certainty they had been officially informed that they were charged in the abduction, torture and killing in Cairo of an Italian doctoral...

Cyprus: ExxonMobil to gauge gas field size in 6-8 weeks

Oct. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Drilling by ExxonMobil set for late next month to confirm how much natural gas is contained in a sizable deposit off Cyprus' southwestern coast will map out how the fuel will reach potential markets in Europe and Asia, the island nation's energy minister said on...

Scientists urge speedy switch to renewables in Middle East

Oct. 11, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A climate change conference will underscore to policymakers in the Middle East and the east Mediterranean that the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is needed urgently because greenhouse gas emissions are helping to drive up regional temperatures...

Tens of thousands in Gaza line up for Israeli work permits

Oct. 06, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians lined up outside chambers of commerce across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, hoping to get permits to work inside Israel after rumors circulated that more would be issued to residents of the Hamas-ruled territory. ...

Today in History

Oct. 06, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2021. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 2014, the Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of...

Muslims recall questionable detentions that followed 9/11

Oct. 04, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around New York City in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, as an eerie quiet settled over ground zero, South Asian and Arab men started vanishing. Soon, more than 1,000 were arrested in sweeps across the metropolitan area and nationwide. ...

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

Oct. 03, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt's national carrier Sunday made its first official direct flight to Israel since the two countries signed an historic 1979 peace treaty as an EgyptAir jet landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The airline's affiliate, AirSinai, has for...