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No summit breakthrough, EU struggles with gas price cap plan

Oct. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — European Union leaders struggled Friday to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia’s war in Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis, driving up prices for consumers and businesses. The price cap is one of several...

6 European nations agree to step up anti-drug cooperation

Oct. 07, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Six European countries pledged Friday to beef up their cross-border cooperation and to work more closely with Latin America in fighting organized crime, especially drug barons battling for control of the lucrative cocaine market. The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany,...

Brazil will be top-ranked team at World Cup in Qatar

Oct. 06, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Brazil will go to this year's World Cup as the top-rated team after extending its lead over second-place Belgium in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday. Brazil won its two warmup games in September — against Ghana and Tunisia — while Belgium lost to the...

EU, Israel hold high-level talks for first time in a decade

Oct. 03, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Israel on Monday held high-level talks for the first time in a decade, with the Europeans pressing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid about how to put a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians into place. EU foreign policy...

Hughes birdies last 2 holes to catch Detry in Mississippi

Sep. 30, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes thought he had a chance to be picked for the Presidents Cup because of his putting. The strength of his game helped carry him to a 9-under 63 on Friday and a share of the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship. Hughes birdied his last two...

Suspicious white powder found at EU Commission building

Sep. 30, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Emergency workers in hazmat suits responded to the headquarters of the European Union's executive commission Friday after an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was found on the premises, a spokesperson for Brussels firefighters said. Walter Derieuw told...

Dining in the dark: Brussels eateries tackle energy crunch

Sep. 30, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — While European Union nations are still mulling a cap on gas prices, some businesses are more in a hurry for solutions to the continent's energy crisis. In Brussels, the epicenter of the EU, restaurant owners have imagined how a future without gas and electricity...

Canada into women's World Cup semis for 1st time since 1986

Sep. 29, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No one on Canada's roster was born the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team...

World Cup Watch: European giants showing flaws before Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All roads now lead to Qatar. With the conclusion of the group stage of the Nations League, Europe's top soccer countries have played their final competitive games ahead of the World Cup. Here's how things are shaping up for a continent that has provided...

Man killed in Belgian raid on suspected far-right extremists

Sep. 28, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-terror raids targeting a group of suspected far-right extremists left one person dead in Belgium after police exchanged gunfire with a man at one location Wednesday, justice officials said. The federal prosecutor’s office said a dozen searches were carried...