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German leader to visit Serbia seeking lithium for his country's car industry

Jul. 17, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Serbia later this week to discuss a tentative deal with the Balkan country for the controversial excavation of lithium, a critical substance in making batteries for electric vehicles, officials from both states confirmed Wednesday....

The Tennis Hall of Fame is moving its enshrinement ceremonies to August, on the eve of the US Open

Jul. 17, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame will move its enshrinement ceremony to August starting next year to better capture the attention of the tennis world on the eve of the U.S. Open. The Newport facility also announced it will host a new combined men’s and...

Belarus broadens visa-free travel for 35 European countries

Jul. 17, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday expanded visa-free travel for residents of 35 European countries, including members of the European Union and the United Kingdom, as part of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko' s efforts to improve relations with the West. ...

Jontay Porter, banned from NBA, is denied permission to resume career in Greece

Jul. 17, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

A federal judge has denied a request by former NBA player Jontay Porter to be allowed to resume his basketball career in Greece while he is awaiting sentencing for his role in a betting scandal that got him banned from the league. Porter, in a letter sent by attorney Jeff Jensen on...

European Union court says TikTok owner can't avoid bloc's law cracking down on digital giants

Jul. 17, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok owner ByteDance can't avoid the bloc's crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court said Wednesday in a decision that found the video sharing platform falls under a new law that also covers Apple, Google and Microsoft. The EU's General Court rejected...

European Commission didn't provide enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says

Jul. 17, 2024 06:51 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission did not allow the public enough access to information about COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreements it secured with pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic, the EU general court said Wednesday. The decision came a day ahead of a vote at...

The European Commission did not give the public enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says

Jul. 17, 2024 04:06 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission did not give the public enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says.

Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

Jul. 17, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Russia, Ukraine’s difficulties on the battlefield are mounting even as its vital support from the United States is increasingly at the mercy of changing political winds. A six-month delay in military assistance from the...

EU-backed court convicts former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter of murder and abuse during 1999 war

Jul. 16, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at a European Union-backed court convicted a former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter Tuesday with involvement in the murder of one person and the illegal detention and torture of nearly 20 more during his country’s war for independence from Serbia in 1999. ...

Hungary faces more criticism and boycotted meetings over Orbán's visits to Russia and China

Jul. 16, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some European Union leaders protested on Tuesday what they see as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's misuse of the bloc's rotating presidency, with many including those in the EU's executive commission boycotting an informal meeting hosted by Hungary in response to...