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Biden taps Milwaukee Mayor Barrett as Luxembourg ambassador

Aug. 25, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. The White House announced the appointment Wednesday. Barrett still needs Senate confirmation to serve, but the White House issued a...

Russian network's German service denied Luxembourg license

Aug. 14, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Luxembourg has rejected an application by Russian state broadcaster RT for a license to distribute its German-language service via satellite. Authorities in the grand duchy said Friday they concluded that Luxembourg wasn't the right jurisdiction to rule on...

James Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88

Aug. 13, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88. Hormel died Friday at a San Francisco hospital with his husband, Michael, at his side and...

EU regulators fine Amazon $886 million

Jul. 30, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — European regulators have fined Amazon 746 million euros ($886 million) for data protection violations. Amazon said in a regulatory filing on Friday that the Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection issued a decision against the company earlier...

Luxembourg prime minister leaves hospital after COVID care

Jul. 08, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel left the hospital Thursday after four days of tests and treatment for a persistent case of COVID-19 that forced him to delegate some of his work, the country's government said. The Luxembourg government said...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases grow in hard-hit area of Missouri

Jul. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. ...

Luxembourg PM in 'serious but stable' condition with virus

Jul. 05, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is in a “serious but stable” condition and will remain in the hospital for up to four more days after he was unable to shake a bout of COVID-19 that developed over a week ago, the government said. In a...

Luxembourg's leader fears for minors over Hungary LGBT law

Jun. 24, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Xavier Bettel is a jaunty, sharply-dressed man with a keen sense of humor who leads one of Europe's smallest but richest countries. But on Thursday, Luxembourg’s first openly gay prime minister looked deflated and disappointed. Not for the first time,...