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Groups ask EU to drop carbon removal from climate plans

Nov. 28, 2022 13:25 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Scores of environmental groups issued a joint appeal Monday for the European Union to drop carbon removal methods from its climate plans, arguing that some of them rely on untested technology while others may not absorb as many greenhouse gas emissions as claimed. The...

Europe's inflation likely hasn't peaked, ECB's Lagarde says

Nov. 28, 2022 13:07 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Monday she does not believe inflation has peaked after reaching the highest levels on record. ECB President Christine Lagarde also told European lawmakers that the bank isn't through raising interest rates to combat those...

Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case

Nov. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Irish regulators slapped Facebook parent Meta with a 265 million-euro ($277 million) fine Monday, the company's latest punishment for breaching strict European Union data privacy rules. The Data Protection Commission said Meta Platforms infringed sections of the EU...

Smallest German governing party stalls on citizenship reform

Nov. 28, 2022 09:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Senior members of the smallest party in Germany’s coalition government are seeking to hit the brakes on plans to ease rules for obtaining German citizenship, arguing Monday that the government must first do more to ensure that people in the country illegally are deported. ...

Russian energy giant says no further gas cuts to Moldova

Nov. 28, 2022 07:16 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russian energy giant Gazprom announced Monday that it will not further reduce natural gas to Moldova as it had threatened to do after claiming that bills went unpaid and that flows crossing through Ukraine were not making it to Moldova. Gazprom tweeted...

Police smash European cocaine 'super cartel,' arrest 49

Nov. 28, 2022 05:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in six different countries have joined forces to take down a “super cartel" of drugs traffickers controlling about one third of the cocaine trade in Europe, the European Union crime agency said on Monday. Europol said 49 suspects have...

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Nov. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's...

German government seeks to ease rules for naturalization

Nov. 26, 2022 06:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's socially liberal government is moving ahead with plans to ease the rules for obtaining citizenship in the European Union's most populous country, a drive that is being assailed by the conservative opposition. Chancellor OIaf Scholz said in a video message...

EU weighs plans to ease France, Italy migrant tensions

Nov. 25, 2022 12:16 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers on Friday weighed proposals to ease tensions between France and Italy over migrants arriving on their shores without authorization, including a possible crackdown on charity-run ships doing search and rescue work in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

EU, US edging toward trade spat when both want unity instead

Nov. 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States are treading precariously close to a major trans-Atlantic trade dispute at a time when the two Western giants want to show unity in the face of challenges from Russia and China. EU trade ministers on Friday insisted they...