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BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

BERLIN  — Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a town outside … Continue reading BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Merkel still plans to meet with Putin at G20

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 7:55 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel still plans on meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina despite her delayed arrival. Merkel’s arriving later than intended because a technical issue … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Merkel still plans to meet with Putin at G20

BERLIN | German leader Merkel on her way to G20 after plane problem

BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn. Merkel’s office says she and a small delegation, including the finance minister took a different government plane to Madrid on … Continue reading BERLIN | German leader Merkel on her way to G20 after plane problem

LONDON | Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman

LONDON — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation. Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of having “poisoned” Tine Nys in 2010. The 38-year-old had been diagnosed … Continue reading LONDON | Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman

Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York. Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed. “I’m very happy for … Continue reading Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, has been arrested. Aksakoglu is also the country representative of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

LONDON | ‘Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

LONDON — Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland. The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft” about what was called “unusual air activity” on Friday. “The report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation … Continue reading LONDON | ‘Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

BOSTON | The Latest: Worker: Bulger prison switch a ‘death sentence’

BOSTON— The Latest on the killing of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (all times local): 4:19 p.m. A prison workers’ union official says sending Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary in West Virginia was like giving him a “death sentence.” Jose Rojas represents workers at the Florida prison where Bulger … Continue reading BOSTON | The Latest: Worker: Bulger prison switch a ‘death sentence’