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Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Feb. 29, 2024 09:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Humanitarian aid groups appealed on Thursday to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that delivers most aid to people in the Gaza Strip as the organization teeters on the brink of financial collapse. The...

Kostyuk, Saville and Boulter advance to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open

Feb. 29, 2024 01:33 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, Daria Saville of Australia and Katie Boulter of England advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open on Wednesday. Kostyuk continues to build on the form that saw her reach her first major quarterfinal last month at the...

Asylum seekers in Europe reached a 7-year high last year. Syrians and Afghans file most claims

Feb. 28, 2024 09:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of asylum seekers in Europe reached a seven-year high last year, with more than 1.1 million people applying for international protection in 2023, most of them Syrian nationals, the European Union said Wednesday. The increase in asylum seekers and other...

Germany hosts the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for peace talks

Feb. 28, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany sought to move forward talks on a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday, welcoming the two countries' foreign ministers to Berlin. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosted her counterparts, Armenia's Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijan's...

Germany and Poland say they're not sending troops to Ukraine as the Kremlin warns of a wider war

Feb. 27, 2024 19:10 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European military heavyweights Germany and Poland affirmed Tuesday that they would not be sending troops to Ukraine, after reports that some Western countries may be considering doing so as the war with Russia enters its third year. The head of NATO also said the...

A former member of Germany's Red Army Faction has been arrested after decades in hiding

Feb. 27, 2024 10:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of the disbanded left-wing militant Red Army Faction group who is accused of participating in a string of robberies has been arrested after more than 30 years on the run, German authorities said Tuesday. Daniela Klette, 65, was arrested at an apartment...

Today in History: February 27, American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Feb. 27, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the...

Navalny aides say the Russian opposition leader was close to being freed before his death

Feb. 26, 2024 22:06 PM EST

Associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to exchange him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany. “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here now, today. It's not a figure of speech,” Maria Pevchikh, a close...

Who is Vadim Krasikov, a Russian jailed in Germany and linked to a possible prisoner exchange?

Feb. 26, 2024 14:25 PM EST

Vadim Krasikov’s name has come up several times in recent weeks in relation to prisoner exchanges between Russia and Western countries. Here's what to know. Which prisoners' names have come up? Associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that...

Germany's Scholz explains his reluctance to send Taurus long-range missiles to Ukraine

Feb. 26, 2024 12:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he remains reluctant to send Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, pointing to a risk of his country becoming directly involved in the war. Germany is now the second-biggest supplier of military aid to...