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Police: Counterterror unit holds Spain church attack suspect

Jan. 27, 2023 14:36 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A counterterrorism intelligence unit on Friday questioned a suspect accused of killing a Catholic church officer with a machete and wounding four more people, including a priest, in the southern city of Algeciras, Spain's national police agency said. The Spanish...

Man sentenced to death in Mali for UN peacekeeper killings

Jan. 26, 2023 16:39 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Mali court sentenced a man to death for the killings of three United Nations peacekeepers almost four years ago, the U.N. mission in Mali said Thursday. The court in Bamako imposed the death sentence for a February 2019 attack on five peacekeepers, three of...

World Health Organization employee abducted in northern Mali

Jan. 24, 2023 12:22 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A World Health Organization employee was abducted by unidentified assailants in northern Mali, the U.N. agency's director-general said Tuesday. Dr. Mahamadou Diawara was kidnapped from his car in the town of Menaka on Monday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom...

Moroccan lawmakers denounce European Parliament criticism

Jan. 23, 2023 15:13 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan Parliament decided Monday to reconsider its ties with the European Parliament and subject them to a comprehensive evaluation after the EU legislature criticized the state of press freedoms in Morocco. The decision followed an extraordinary joint...

NGO: 2,390 deaths on migrant routes to Spain in 2022

Jan. 23, 2023 07:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nonprofit organization said Wednesday that the number of migrants who died or were reported missing while trying to reach Spain was 2,390 last year, a decrease on 2021 but in line with the past five years. Caminando Fronteras (Walking Borders) said that the...

Top EU lawmakers say no party immune to potential corruption

Jan. 17, 2023 09:48 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Senior members of the European Union’s parliament conceded Tuesday that a corruption scandal ravaging the assembly’s reputation could have happened to any political group, as Belgian prosecutors focus on lawmakers and an assistant from the main center-left bloc. ...

Scandal-hit EU political group starts damage limitation work

Jan. 16, 2023 02:53 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. ...

Real Madrid, Seattle Sounders could meet at Club World Cup

Jan. 13, 2023 12:34 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — European champion Real Madrid is in line to face Seattle Sounders, the first-ever United States team to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup, at the next edition of the tournament in Morocco in February. FIFA made the draw Friday for the 2022 Club World Cup...

Top EU lawmakers greenlight anti-corruption reform plans

Jan. 12, 2023 12:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union lawmakers agreed Thursday to press ahead with a major overhaul of the rules governing access to the European Parliament and the way it deals with lobbyists in response to a massive corruption scandal, the assembly’s president said. Parliament...

Bayern says Morocco's Mazraoui had COVID, out with swelling

Jan. 06, 2023 06:25 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich said Friday that full-back Noussair Mazraoui tested positive for the coronavirus during Morocco's historic run to the semifinals of the World Cup and has since been found to have swelling around his heart. Bayern left Mazraoui out of the squad that left...