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6 killed in Germany shooting, suspect arrested

Jan. 24, 2020 9:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, police said Friday. A suspect has been arrested and no further suspects are believed to be at large, Aalen police said. “According to my information, there were six dead...

European Union soon to discuss enlargement procedure

Jan. 24, 2020 9:07 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The President of the European Council said on Friday the bloc will be holding intensive discussions in the coming weeks on how future enlargement should be managed. Charles Michel, who was in the Albanian capital, Tirana, to meet with Prime Minister Edi Rama, said all member...

Russian court imposes fines on 2 Jehovah's Witnesses

Jan. 24, 2020 9:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in northern Russia on Friday fined two Jehovah's Witnesses convicted of extremism related to their membership of the religious group, Russian media reported citing court filings. Roman Markin and Victor Trofimov were fined the equivalent of $4,850 and $5,600 for “carrying out...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells European assets

Jan. 24, 2020 9:03 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. Isabel dos Santos has invested heavily in recent years in Portugal, the former colonial ruler...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, the League's leader Matteo Salvini poses as he visits a museum devoted to fictional communist mayor, Peppone, the leftist foil to the town’s priest Don Camillo in beloved comic stories and films about the fraught political healing process in postwar Italy, during an electoral rally, in Brescello, central Italy. (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Matteo Salvini seeks power in Rome through regional victory

Jan. 24, 2020 8:53 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Matteo Salvini is betting that the road to Rome runs through Emilia-Romagna. The right-wing populist leader is campaigning hard for his League to take control of the wealthy northern region that has been a left-wing stronghold since World War II. While winning Emilia-Romagna would be heavy on...

Demonstrators stand on top of a vandalized car with flares during a blockade of the Marseille port in southern France, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Protesters marched in Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

Jan. 24, 2020 8:51 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ahead anyway with a troubled bill redesigning the national retirement system. It's President Emmanuel Macron's signature reform, aimed at...

Norway's crude oil tanker Breiviken is escorted to the Klaipeda oil terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Belarus started importing oil from Norway Tuesday after its main oil provider Russia suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talk on further strengthening economic ties between two countries. (AP Photo/Vita Jureviciene)

Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states

Jan. 24, 2020 8:44 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Belarus on Friday accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and vowed not to let it happen. Talking to workers of a paper plant in eastern Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko lambasted Russia, the country's main provider of cheap oil and gas, for halting...

Greece: fines for sea rescues if bad weather warning ignored

Jan. 24, 2020 8:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are putting into effect a law under which people using recreational watercraft at sea who disregard severe weather warnings and then trigger search and rescue operations will be liable for incurred costs and a fine. Greece’s coast guard made the announcement...

Climate activists Isabelle Axelsson, Loukina Tille, Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Luisa Neubaue,, from left, arrive for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

Jan. 24, 2020 8:44 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no effect” on her and fellow campaigners. The 17-year-old Swedish star's comments marked a final coda to the...

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen walk past Vatican Swiss Guards as they arrive at the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican ahead of their private audience with Pope Francis, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero

Jan. 24, 2020 8:38 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pope Francis, “You made me a hero" back home by granting him a private audience at the Vatican on Friday. The pontiff and the vice president had a private hour-long conservation. Pence was beaming when the rest of his delegation was ushered...