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BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Church leaders urge Romanians to vote

BUCHAREST, Romania — The Latest on Romania’s vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the Romanian Orthodox Church is urging the faith’s adherents to vote in a referendum that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, if it passes. The church’s news agency said Patriarch Daniel … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | The Latest: Church leaders urge Romanians to vote

BERLIN | German theater company’s Ibsen play canceled in China

BERLIN— A German theater company is ending a tour of China early after a theater canceled two showings of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” German authorities say they regret the cancellation. Tobias Veit, the director of Berlin’s Schaubuehne theater, told German news agency dpa Wednesday two planned performances in the eastern city of … Continue reading BERLIN | German theater company’s Ibsen play canceled in China

CAIRO | Boat sinks on Nile in Sudan, killing 22

CAIRO— Sudan’s state news agency says a boat sank while crossing the Nile River, killing at least 21 students and a woman. SUNA said the boat was carrying more than 40 students on their way to school in the northern River Nile state on Wednesday. The report did not say how old the students were. … Continue reading CAIRO | Boat sinks on Nile in Sudan, killing 22

BERLIN | Frankfurt flights resume after being suspended for storm

BERLIN  — Takeoffs and landings at Frankfurt Airport were briefly suspended on Thursday because of a thunderstorm. Storms hit parts of Germany after a long spell of hot, dry weather. Flights at Germany’s busiest airport were suspended Thursday afternoon as one such storm approached, but airport operator Fraport told news agency dpa that operations restarted … Continue reading BERLIN | Frankfurt flights resume after being suspended for storm

BERLIN | German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

BERLIN — A German mother and her partner were convicted Tuesday over the repeated rape of the woman’s young son and for selling him for sex on the internet. They were sentenced to prison in a case that has horrified the country. News agency dpa reported that the Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany sentenced … Continue reading BERLIN | German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

MILAN | 12 farmworkers killed in van accident in southern Italy

MILAN — Italian firefighters say 12 people have been killed and three injured after a van accident in a town in southern Italy. The ANSA news agency reported that the victims were immigrant farm workers returning from work Monday. The van they were driving hit a truck carrying tomatoes head-on, causing the van to overturn … Continue reading MILAN | 12 farmworkers killed in van accident in southern Italy

HELSINKI | Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark

HELSINKI — A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of some 46,000 inhabitants close to Copenhagen, on … Continue reading HELSINKI | Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark