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Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler is embarking on his first tour of Europe

Apr. 12, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Capitalizing on an impressive moment in Spanish-language music, Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler is embarking on his first tour of Europe. “Even Don Quixote didn’t get as far as urban Spanish-speaking music is getting today in the world. You can go...

EU, Britain and Spain say significant progress made in talks on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar

Apr. 12, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British and Spanish foreign ministers said a new round of talks held Friday over the status of the disputed territory of Gibraltar following Britain’s exit from the European Union were productive and significant progress was made. The meeting was between Spain's...

Belgium launches probe into suspected Russian interference in upcoming EU elections

Apr. 12, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday an investigation into suspected Russian interference in June's Europe-wide elections, saying that his country’s intelligence service has confirmed the existence of a network trying to undermine support for Ukraine. ...

Hungary will impose new restrictions on agricultural imports from Ukraine

Apr. 11, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government will place new restrictions on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products, the country's agricultural minister said Thursday, a move designed to protect Hungarian farmers from market fluctuations caused by cheaper Ukrainian imports. ...

3 girls found dead and 16 rescued after a boat carrying migrants is lost near a Greek island

Apr. 11, 2024 01:16 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescuers on the eastern Greek island of Chios on Wednesday recovered the bodies of three girls who died after a boat carrying migrants from nearby Turkey hit rocks, officials said. Fourteen people, including eight other children, were rescued by the coast...

China protests EU's investigation of subsidies in green industries, calling the move protectionist

Apr. 10, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the European Union of protectionism and “reckless distortion” of the definition of subsidies in response to a new EU investigation into Chinese wind turbine makers. A Chinese trade remedies official made “solemn representations” on the issue...

EU lawmakers approve an overhaul of migration law, hoping to deprive the far right of votes

Apr. 10, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved Wednesday a major revamp of the bloc’s migration laws, hoping to end years of division over how to manage the entry of thousands of people without authorization and deprive the far right of a vote-winning campaign issue ahead of June elections....

2 Russian businessmen linked to Alfa Group win court case over EU sanctions

Apr. 10, 2024 07:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian businessmen Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven won a court case Wednesday over a European Union decision to sanction them for their alleged role in Russia’s war against Ukraine. The EU General Court said a lack of evidence justified their removal from a list of...

Bulgarian parliament formally approves caretaker government to run country until June 9 elections

Apr. 09, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s parliament on Tuesday formally approved an interim government to run the EU member country until snap parliamentary and regular European Parliament elections on June 9. Dimitar Glavchev, 60, was sworn in as interim prime minister in a ceremony at...

EU Red Sea navy mission commander hopes for more ships to repel Houthi attacks

Apr. 08, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The commander of a European Union naval mission in the Red Sea wants to significantly increase its size to better defend against possible attacks by Houthi rebels based in Yemen, as just four warships are patrolling an area twice the size of the 27-nation bloc. The...