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A faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments

Jul. 19, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday, grounding flights, knocking down some financial companies and news outlets, and disrupting hospitals, small businesses and government offices. The breadth of the outages highlighted the...

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

Air travelers became the face of the widespread technology outage Friday as they posted pictures on social media of crowds of people stranded at airports in Europe and the United States. In the U.S., American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant...

German sentenced to death in Belarus, Europe's only nation to perform executions, rights group says

Jul. 19, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian human rights group said Friday that a German citizen has been sentenced to death for terrorism and other charges connected to an explosion intended to undermine public order. Belarus is the only country in Europe that still executes prisoners...

Germany's chancellor praises lithium deal with Serbia that could reduce Europe's dependency on China

Jul. 19, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz praised a tentative deal between Serbia and the European Union signed on Friday that paves the way for the disputed excavation of lithium, a mega project that could reduce Europe's dependency on China but one that has been fiercely criticized...

Leader of Belarus marks 30 years in power after crushing all dissent and cozying up to Moscow

Jul. 19, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — For three decades, European leaders have come and gone by the dozens, but Alexander Lukashenko remains in absolute control of Belarus. His longevity is due to a mixture of harshly silencing all dissent, reverting to Soviet-style economic controls and...

Ursula von der Leyen reelected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

Jul. 18, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday reelected Ursula von der Leyen to a second 5-year term as president of the European Union’s executive commission, giving her a comfortable majority and heading off a possible leadership vacuum. Von der...

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces trade mission to Europe

Jul. 18, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said she's traveling to Europe for her second trade mission there as governor, which will include a visit to an air show in the United Kingdom. The Republican governor announced she's traveling to the...

European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Jul. 18, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, England (AP) — Leaders from across Europe expressed support for Ukraine and concern about the direction of the United States on Thursday at a security-focused summit clouded by worries about whether the U.S. will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second presidency. ...

France's divided National Assembly votes to keep centrist speaker as political turmoil persists

Jul. 18, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s divided National Assembly on Thursday kept a centrist member of President Emmanuel Macron’s party as speaker after a chaotic early election produced a hung legislature. Speaker Yaël Braun-Pivet, 53, has been at the head of the National Assembly since...

Hungary's Orbán releases letter to EU leaders detailing his maligned Ukraine 'peace mission'

Jul. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc's biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies. ...