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Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Greece Lawmaker Arrested

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis was charged in Athens with committing...


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Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful former...


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Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

China Google JD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s shopping service, giving JD.com access to...


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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany Big Cleanup

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country’s environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe’s biggest economy...


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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway Electric Plane

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Germany Volkswagen Audi Emission-1

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines,...


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Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

United Nations Small Arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the...


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Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation. Sanchez told national broadcaster TVE on Monday that Spain “cannot afford symbols that...


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AP PHOTOS: European teams sweep Day 5 of World Cup

Russia Soccer WCup Match Moments Day 5 Photo Gallery

MOSCOW (AP) — Day 5 of the World Cup was a European sweep. Three favored teams from Europe — Sweden, Belgium and England — won their World Cup openers over squads from elsewhere. England’s win was the most dramatic, 2-1 over Tunisia on a header by Harry Kane in stoppage time. Earlier Monday, Sweden...


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Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

Russia Soccer WCup Tunisia England

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal Monday...


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