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Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US

Sep. 22, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Six female lawmakers from Afghanistan have arrived in Greece as part of the wider evacuation effort and are expected to travel to the United States after a short stay, authorities said Wednesday. Afghanistan’s twin-chamber parliament was...

European Central Bank climate report: Early action is better

Sep. 22, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank's first climate stress test shows higher risks of loan defaults for banks in fire-plagued southern Europe and argues that an earlier and orderly shift to greener energy may have costs — but pay off for the economy over the long run. ...

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

Sep. 22, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent as he revealed that the decades-long U.S. ban on the import of British lamb would be lifted. A day after President Joe Biden downplayed the...

Dutch activists lose ethnic profiling case, vow to appeal

Sep. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that border police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought...

France's Macron expects Biden's "clarifications" on sub spat

Sep. 22, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron expects “clarifications and clear commitments” from President Joe Biden in a call to be held later on Wednesday to address the submarines' dispute, Macron's office said. Macron's office said the call, which was requested...

Study: 2.7 million European Union workers can't afford heat

Sep. 22, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 3 million European Union workers can't afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization's study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that...

Poland: Court resumes case over primacy of EU, Polish law

Sep. 22, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court resumed proceedings Wednesday in a key case over whether Polish or European Union law has primacy in the EU member country. The ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal, when it eventually comes, is expected to define...

Kosovo calls on Serbia to lower tensions, start dialogue

Sep. 22, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked for a third straight day on Wednesday by ethnic Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti...

Germany's diversity shows as immigrants run for parliament

Sep. 22, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ana-Maria Trasnea was 13 when she emigrated from Romania because her single, working mother believed she would have a better future in Germany. Now 27, she is running for a seat in parliament. “It was hard in Germany in the beginning,” Trasnea said in...

NATO leader: Allies need to stand together amid sub flap

Sep. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With some powerful NATO allies at odds over a submarine sale, the alliance's leader suggested Tuesday that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not let the dispute between France and the U.S. and Britain open an ongoing rift. During...