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Italy's president to pols: make solid deal or elections soon

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — Italy's president gave party leaders a few more days to try to forge a solid, durable governing coalition but served notice they must convince him soon they have found a formula for a... more »»

Lightning strikes kill 5, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with... more »»

Weekslong migrant standoffs in Med becoming 'new normal'

August 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — A rescue ship carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is nearing two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload its traumatized... more »»

US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war

August 22, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America's longest war after earlier signaling they were close to a deal. more »»

Lightning strikes Polish and Slovak mountains, killing 5

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and... more »»

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

August 22, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide... more »»

The Latest: Italy's president gives parties more time

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — The Latest on political developments as Italy tries to form new government (all times local):

8:25 p.m. more »»

World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property

August 22, 2019

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. more »»

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

August 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit. more »»

Italy's political parties pitch rival plans to capture power

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — In rapid-fire order, Italy's three main political parties pitched possible deals to rivals Thursday as they scrambled to come out on top in Italy's political crisis and shape the... more »»

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

August 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):

6;55 p.m. more »»

Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

August 22, 2019

ROME (AP) — Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. more »»

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

August 22, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said. more »»

4 dead, over 30 hurt by lightning strikes in Poland

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for Poland's air ambulance service says four people have been killed and over 30 injured when lighting struck different locations in the Tatra Mountains. more »»

UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

August 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with a better alternative to the main sticking point in the stalled Brexi... more »»

Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee

August 22, 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday, demanding they... more »»

Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area

August 22, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian authorities opened Thursday a "humanitarian corridor" so civilians from a besieged, rebel-held area in the north of Hama province can leave and move to parts of the... more »»

Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Japan's Abe

August 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The wife of Carlos Ghosn on Thursday urged French President Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan and Renault when he meets with Japanese Prime... more »»

The Latest: N. Macedonia police detain migrants, suspect

August 22, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):

3:35 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Merkel says her 30-days remark not a deadline

August 22, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local):

3:30 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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