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Portugal mayor: Protesters' details were given to embassies

Jun. 18, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The city council of Lisbon has for years provided foreign embassies with personal information about protesters who organize demonstrations outside their premises, the Portuguese capital’s mayor said Friday. The practice continued even after a...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan ordered a near-complete lockdown Thursday because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees. Already on uncertain footing due to the imminent withdrawal of American forces from the country, the embassy in...

Estonia says Russian planes violate its airspace, again

Jun. 16, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Estonia said Wednesday that two Russian fighter jets have violated its airspace, in what it claimed was the fourth such incident this year. Two Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighters entered the Baltic country's airspace in the vicinity of Hiiumaa, a...

3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

Jun. 16, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies. Some countries will let you in,...

Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base; 36 injured

Jun. 15, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta on Tuesday, leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition, officials said. During an emergency visit to the base, Defense Minister Diego Molano...

Biden ambassador nominees include envoys to Israel, Mexico

Jun. 15, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled picks for nine ambassadorial postings, tapping career diplomats steeped in foreign policy experience — as well as political allies and aviation hero ”Sully” Sullenberger. The picks include former Interior...

Saudi man accused of participating in rebellion executed

Jun. 15, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed a young man Tuesday who was convicted on charges stemming from his alleged participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites. A leading rights group said his trial, however, was “deeply flawed.” ...

The Latest: Biden pays tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial

Jun. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: ___ BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has paid tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial as he wraps up his meeting with members of the military alliance. Biden crossed himself and...

US tourist wounded in beach killings in Cancún, Mexico

Jun. 11, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. tourist was wounded in a shooting attack Friday that killed two men at a beach in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Cancún. The prosecutor’s office in the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, said the two men apparently died...