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Germany's Scholz calls for fair competition and warns against dumping during China visit

Apr. 15, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for fair competition in trade relations with China while warning about dumping and overproduction as he spoke to students in Shanghai on Monday. Scholz is visiting China against the background of looming EU tariffs on Chinese-made...

EU releases blocked funds of $6.7 billion to Poland as part of its post-pandemic recovery package

Apr. 15, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union disbursed 6.3 billion euros (about $6.7 billion) to Poland as a part of the 27-nation bloc's post-pandemic recovery fund, the biggest single transfer ever to the country, a government minister said Monday. Poland's former national...

Bangladeshi ship seized off Somali coast is freed after more than a month

Apr. 15, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo vessel seized by pirates off the Somali coast has been freed along with its crew after more than a month, the European Union’s maritime security force said Monday. Operation ATALANTA said in a statement that all 23 crew members of the...

Croatia's parliamentary election follows harsh contest between country's top two officials

Apr. 15, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's upcoming parliamentary election, set for Wednesday, follows a campaign that was marked by heated exchanges between the country’s two top officials, sparking a political crisis in the Balkan country that belongs to both the European Union and NATO. ...

Cyprus suspends processing of Syrian asylum applications as boatloads of refugees continue arriving

Apr. 13, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus said Saturday it’s suspending processing all asylum applications by Syrian nationals because large numbers of refugees from the war-torn country continue to reach the island nation by boat, primarily from Lebanon. In a written statement, the Cypriot...

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...