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39 suspects arrested over migrant smuggling on boats to UK

Jul. 06, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The suspected ringleader of a network that smuggled as many as 10,000 people on small boats across the English Channel to Britain has been arrested along with 38 others in a vast police operation across Europe. In addition to the arrests, authorities said Wednesday...

EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe

Jul. 06, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner if Russia suddenly cuts off the gas. Here are...

Economists: Current measures won't meet German energy goals

Jul. 06, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany won't achieve its targets for phasing out fossil fuels and ramping up renewable energy by 2030 with the measures currently in place, according to a think tank report released Wednesday. The respected German Institute for Economic Research, or DIW, examined the...

Wimbledon updates | Ons Jabeur advances to 1st GS semifinal

Jul. 05, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Third-seeded Ons Jabeur advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Marie Bouzkova on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

European police target networks trafficking migrants to UK

Jul. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in the U.K. and other European countries carried out a joint operation Tuesday targeting people suspected of smuggling migrants to Britain on small boats. Britain’s National Crime Agency said six people were arrested in the Docklands and Catford areas of...

Germany considers aid for struggling energy firms

Jul. 05, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has drawn up a plan that would allow it to aid struggling energy companies more easily — a move that comes amid efforts to shore up Uniper, Germany's biggest importer of Russian gas. The plan, approved Tuesday by the Cabinet but still requiring...

Bayern Munich defends contentious sponsorship with Qatar

Jul. 04, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is realizing that all publicity is not necessarily good publicity. Bayern’s chief executive, Oliver Kahn, defended the German soccer club’s contentious sponsorship agreement with Qatar on Monday, saying he was sure their partnership had helped bring...

Germany records 1st export deficit in over 30 years

Jul. 04, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany recorded its first monthly trade deficit since 1991 in May as a result of higher import prices, figures released Monday show. The Federal Statistical Office said exports reached 125.8 billion euros ($131.5 billion) last month, while imports came in at 126.7...

German leader gathers employers, unions to tackle inflation

Jul. 04, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gathered top employer and labor union representatives at his Berlin office on Monday to seek ways of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe's biggest economy. The government billed Monday's...