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Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 5:23 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements with special labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said in a statement that "foodstuffs originating...

Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

Nov. 12, 2019 5:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a veiled threat suggesting Turkey could release the Islamic State group prisoners it holds and send them to Europe, angered at a EU decision to impose sanctions on his country over its drilling for gas in Mediterranean waters...

Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Nov. 12, 2019 5:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong. The clashes followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months...

The Latest: European Parl't should decide on Catalan leader

Nov. 12, 2019 5:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan independence demands (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A top adviser to the EU's highest court says it should be down to the European Parliament to decide whether a jailed pro-independence Catalan leader who was elected as European lawmaker should qualify for immunity. In a...

The Latest: EU condemns Gaza rocket fire deep into Israel

Nov. 12, 2019 5:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The European Union is condemning the barrage of rocket attacks reaching deep into Israel after Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and Syria. The 28-nation bloc said in a statement...

Germany: 3 Islamists detained over suspected attack plot

Nov. 12, 2019 5:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group suspected of preparing an attack to kill "as many (...) unbelievers as possible." Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments Tuesday in the nearby city of...

Clinton criticizes UK government for blocking Russian report

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections. Clinton told the BBC in an interview broadcast Monday that the public needs to...

Next EU Commission chief wants to increase foreign spending

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The next European Commission president says she wants to spend almost a third more on foreign policy goals over the next half decade to better establish the EU as a global player. Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that the extra money is needed to develop a stronger strategic culture of the...

French police clear protesters at Spanish border crossing

Nov. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — French police have used pepper spray and batons to push back pro-Catalan independence protesters who blocked a major highway border pass between France and Spain. The police then began towing away vehicles and debris with the aim of reopening the road to traffic. The police action Tuesday led...

UEFA signs Takeaway.com to replace McDonald's at Euro 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:26 AM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has announced a new food sector sponsor for the European Championship, replacing McDonald's which owned the slot since 1992. UEFA says food delivery platform Takeaway.com has signed for the Euro 2020 tournament. The value was not disclosed. Until cutting short its longstanding...