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  • URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant. URI said Monday it’s the single largest grant in the university’s history. It says the fishing industry in the Philippines is in peril, largely because of destructive fishing practices, typhoons […]
  • French train workers occupy building, protesting reforms

    PARIS (AP) — Striking French train workers have occupied a building in a surprise protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s changes to the state-run rail company. At least 150 union activists mounted fire stairs to enter the freight offices of rail company SNCF in the Paris suburb of Clichy in Monday’s protest action. Riot police surrounded […]
  • UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

    LONDON (AP) — A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes has been convicted of a hate crime and fined. Mark Meechan filmed his girlfriend’s pug responding to phrases such as “sieg heil” by raising its paw, and posted the footage on YouTube in 2016. Meechan said the stunt was meant […]
  • Germany takes 10,000 refugees from UN resettlement program

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the country will take in some 10,000 migrants who were selected by the United Nations’ refugee agency. Merkel said Monday during a meeting with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, those 10,000 refugees were part of a resettlement program that Germany supports in an effort, […]
  • Turin fixes legal loophole, registers babies of gay parents

    ROME (AP) — The Italian city of Turin has moved to fill a legal loophole by registering three babies born to gay parents who conceived abroad via artificial insemination. Mayor Chiara Appendino announced the registrations Monday, tweeting that the babies “have been recognized fully in their city.” A 2002 ministerial decree did not foresee gay […]
  • Minnesota judge to rule on Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 project

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An administrative law judge is due to recommend whether Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because the line would carry Canadian tar sands crude across environmentally sensitive areas in the Mississippi River headwaters […]
  • European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

    PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case from a British mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support. The Strasbourg-based court said it received an application from the parents of 23-month-old […]
  • Turkish foreign minister to address German arson memorial

    BERLIN (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister is planning to visit Germany for the 25th anniversary of a firebombing in which five Turks were killed. The visit comes at a sensitive time, weeks before elections in Turkey. City authorities in Solingen said Monday that Mevlut Cavusoglu is expected to address a memorial event on May 29, […]
  • Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which sunk in 1829, the […]
  • Germany: suspect’s home searched in French SS memorial probe

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they’ve searched the home of a man suspected in a French investigation of a monument to a Nazi SS division in France. The investigation centers on a memorial stone honoring the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division that was allegedly put up in January on private property near the eastern French […]