European nations

VATICAN CITY | Pope hopes new UN global pact sparks compassion for migrants

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is expressing hope that the new U.N. global pact on safe, orderly migration spurs solidarity toward migrants. He told the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that the non-binding accord serves as a reference point for the international community, which he hopes will act with “responsibility, solidarity and compassion … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope hopes new UN global pact sparks compassion for migrants

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Ukraine hails choice for president of Interpol

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 11:45 am The Ukrainian interior minister is calling the election of a South Korean candidate to lead Interpol a victory for his country. Ukraine, along with Western nations and Russian opposition figures, staunchly opposed a Russian police official … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Ukraine hails choice for president of Interpol

FRANKFURT, Germany | The Latest: Macron addresses Germany’s parliament

FRANKFURT, Germany — The Latest on the French president’s visit to Germany (all times local): 3:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for Europe to take more responsibility for its defense and security and for France and Germany to play a leading role together. Macron made the remarks while speaking in the German lower … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | The Latest: Macron addresses Germany’s parliament

BRUSSELS | Belgian police raid several soccer clubs in vast probe

BRUSSELS  — Belgian authorities say 57 police raids are ongoing in Belgium and six other European nations in a vast probe into financial fraud and match-fixing in soccer. The federal prosecutor’s office says 44 raids were being held in Belgium and 13 more in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia. The prosecutor’s statement says … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Belgian police raid several soccer clubs in vast probe

BEIRUT | Israel shoots down Syrian jet; Syrian forces reach Golan

BEIRUT — Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for the first time in seven years. The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it … Continue reading BEIRUT | Israel shoots down Syrian jet; Syrian forces reach Golan

MOSCOW | Europe, South America dominate World Cup’s knockout phase

MOSCOW — The thunder-clapping Icelanders have gone home, along with the Egyptians and Peruvians. Now comes the business end of the World Cup, a European- and South American-dominated club that rejects most new applicants as unwanted hoi polloi. The group stage is the crossroads of cultures, a mixture of multitudes filled with happiness and hope. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Europe, South America dominate World Cup’s knockout phase

NEW YORK | Italian turmoil batters stocks; Dow plunges 400 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are sinking Tuesday following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc. Investors dumped Italian government bonds, driving borrowing costs sharply higher for that country and rekindling fears of more financial strain for weaker European nations. Meanwhile, prices for U.S. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Italian turmoil batters stocks; Dow plunges 400 points

Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

WARSAW, Poland /January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service. Yet a … Continue reading Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

Seeking better ties with Europe, Erdogan heads to Paris

ANKARA, Turkey/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to bring Turkey’s relations with European nations back on track following a stormy 2017 that saw the Turkish leader quarrel with European leaders and accuse them of Nazi-like behaviour. Erdogan travels to Paris on Friday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron while Foreign Minister Mevlut … Continue reading Seeking better ties with Europe, Erdogan heads to Paris