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Police: Tycoon's wife likely killed, abduction may be fake

Jun. 26, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say they now believe that the wife of one of Norway's richest men who allegedly was abducted eight months ago has been killed and they "cannot exclude a staged kidnapping to hide it." Chief police investigator Tommy Broeske says "it is less likely that we are...

European airports plan for net zero carbon emissions

Jun. 26, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — An organization representing airports in 45 European countries said Wednesday that it aims to get airports to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Airport Council International Europe President Michael Kerkloh told a meeting of 300 aviation officials that the strategy's launch...

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

Jun. 26, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting...

The Latest: Paris says 'non' to old cars to counter the heat

Jun. 26, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris is banning old cars for the day as a heat wave aggravates the city's pollution. Regional authorities estimate the measure put into place Wednesday affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region,...

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before 2 House committees

Jun. 26, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and the Intelligence...

Bank of England's Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit

Jun. 26, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says he'd be inclined to back a stimulus package to shore up the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal. In testimony to lawmakers, Carney said Wednesday that the response from the bank's...

Germany: Suspect in politician's slaying says he acted alone

Jun. 26, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone, but investigators are still probing whether anyone else was involved, Germany's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Walter Luebcke, who led the...

Roger Federer seeded above Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Jun. 26, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has been seeded above Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon, despite the Spaniard being higher in the rankings. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, with Federer second and Nadal third — a reverse of their rankings. Kevin Anderson, a Wimbledon finalist last year, is fourth...

Social Democrats in Denmark get support to form new govt

Jun. 26, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three left-wing parties in Denmark are backing the center-left Social Democrats to form a one-party minority government. The deal would make the Social Democrats' leader, 41-year-old Mette Frederiksen, the country's youngest prime minister after the left-leaning party won the...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists opposed to extradition legislation urged the leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others on Wednesday to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan. Beijing has strongly opposed any such discussion, saying Hong Kong...