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European leaders will discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit amid worry about Trump

Jul. 18, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

WOODSTOCK, England (AP) — Leaders from across Europe gather at an English country mansion on Thursday for a summit clouded by worries about whether the United States would remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump secures a second presidency. Newly elected U.K. Prime Minister Keir...

German leader to visit Serbia seeking lithium for his country's car industry

Jul. 17, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Serbia later this week to discuss a tentative deal with the Balkan country for the controversial excavation of lithium, a critical substance in making batteries for electric vehicles, officials from both states confirmed Wednesday....

Germany's top security official bans a far-right magazine, accusing it of spreading hatred

Jul. 16, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday banned a far-right magazine, accusing it of stirring up hatred against Jews, people with immigrant roots and parliamentary democracy. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser banned Compact magazine and the company that publishes it,...

German authorities arrest a Lebanese man accused of procuring drone components for Hezbollah

Jul. 15, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Lebanese man accused of being a member of the Hezbollah militant group and procuring drone components that were to be exported for use in attacks against Israel has been arrested in Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The suspect, identified only as Fadel Z. in line...

Germany says it saw fewer security problems than expected during Euro 2024

Jul. 15, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities had fewer security problems and crimes to deal with than they expected at the European Championship, the country's top security official said Monday. The tournament ended on Sunday with Spain beating England 2-1 in the final in Berlin and no reports...

Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

Jul. 15, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (45-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. State-owned railway...

Today in History: July 14, the storming of the Bastille

Jul. 14, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 196th day of 2024. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and...

Russian assassination plots against those supporting Ukraine uncovered in Europe, official says

Jul. 12, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western intelligence agencies have uncovered Russian plots to carry out assassinations, arson and other sabotage in Europe against companies and people linked to support for Ukraine’s military — one of the most serious being a plan to kill the head of a German arms...

Today in History: July 12, Disco Demolition Night

Jul. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 194th day of 2024. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, as an angry reaction to the popularity of disco music, the Chicago White Sox held the “Disco...

Germany to bar Chinese companies' components from core parts of its 5G networks

Jul. 11, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will bar the use of critical components made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in core parts of the country's 5G networks in two steps starting in 2026, the nation's top security official said Thursday. Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has long...