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  • 3 adults die in Polish car crash involving bus with children

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three adults have been killed and 11 children suffered bruises in a crash in northeastern Poland involving passenger cars, a van and a bus carrying children, officials said Wednesday. The spokeswoman for police in the city of Olsztyn, Izabela Kolpakowska, said Wednesday that the victims were two male car drivers and […]
  • Dutch magazine cuts ties with reporter over suspect stories

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch news magazine says it is withdrawing 27 articles written by a freelance reporter and cutting ties with him, saying that he cites sources in his stories that the magazine has been unable to trace. Nieuwe Revu magazine says on its website that it took the measures because it […]
  • Romanian Parliament asked to vote on contentious measures

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian opposition parties have asked Parliament to convene to strike down measures that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases and levy extra taxes on banks and energy companies. Some 114 lawmakers from the Liberal Party and other opposition parties on Wednesday asked Parliament to return from its winter recess next week […]
  • UK top counter-terrorism cop warns of ‘no-deal’ Brexit risks

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s senior counter-terrorism police officer warned Wednesday of the dangers of leaving the European Union without a withdrawal deal in place, saying a “no-deal” Brexit that cut off Britain’s access to shared data and intelligence systems would leave both Britain and the EU in a “very bad place.” Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu […]
  • Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moscow for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong opposition of U.S. military presence in Syria, seeing it as an obstacle to their clout. They both have […]
  • Far-right lawmakers walk out of Holocaust tribute in Bavaria

    BERLIN (AP) — More than a dozen lawmakers from the far-right Alternative for Germany have walked out of the Bavarian state parliament during a tribute to Holocaust victims after a prominent Jewish leader accused their party of playing down the crimes of the Nazis. The state lawmakers stood up and walked out Wednesday after Charlotte […]
  • Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed. David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike by some 500,000 civil servants will begin on Friday […]
  • Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Parliament’s lower house on Wednesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country’s churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime. The 106-56 vote showed the rising influence of the far-left Communists on Czech politics. The party is not part of the […]
  • The Latest: Merkel wants ‘well-ordered’ Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working for a “well-ordered” Brexit as confusion reigns over how Britain is to leave the European Union on March 29. Addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum, she said everyone involved […]
  • EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday warned countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security, money laundering and tax laws. EU countries have welcomed in more than 6,000 new citizens and close to 100,000 new residents through golden […]