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Charity: Rescue ship gets OK to bring 180 migrants to SicilyA humanitarian group says its rescue ship with 180 migrants stranded aboard for days has “finally” received instructions to sail to an Italian port, where its passengers can be disembarked
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruinsNine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A view of destroyed buildings at a fireworks factory following a fire after an explosion outside the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey, Friday, July 3, 2020. There were an estimated 150 workers at the factory, Gov. Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told state-run Anadolu Agency. Several firefighters and ambulances were sent to the factory, which is away from residential areas. However, explosions were continuing, hampering efforts to bring the fire under control.The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (DHA via AP)
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motivePolice in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday
The Associated Press4 hours ago
File---Picture taken June 24, 2020 shows the Wirecard logo at the headquarters of the payment service provider in Aschheim, Germany.  (Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, file)
Germany to revamp financial oversight after Wirecard scandalGermany’s finance minister says he wants to revamp the oversight system for the country’s financial industry in the wake of the accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard
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Drinkers in Soho congregate, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased across England, in London, Saturday July 4, 2020. England embarked on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants reopened for the first time in more than three months. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubsThe reopening of pubs in England didn't overwhelm emergency services as many had feared before the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg makes an opening statement during a plenary session at the NATO summit at The Grove, in Watford, England. A festering row between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO's struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO's limitsThe naval standoff between France and Turkey is shining a spotlight on NATO's struggle to keep its ranks in order and underscores the limits of an organization that must take decisions unanimously
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Miroslav Skoro, leader of the Homeland Movement leaves after his vote at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Amid a spike of new coronavirus cases, voters in Croatia cast ballots on Sunday in what is expected be a close parliamentary race that could push the latest European Union member state further to the right. (AP Photo/Daniel Kasap)
Croatia parliamentary race close as virus spikesVoters in Croatia are casting ballots in a close parliamentary race marked by a spike in coronavirus cases and which could push the European Union country to the right
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2009 file photo, Earl Cameron poses for the media outside Buckingham Palace after being presented his CBE by Prince Charles, in London. Bermudian acting legend Earl Cameron has died, aged 102, it was announced Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2009 for his accomplishments, which included being the first black actor to star in a British feature film. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP, file)
Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to enduring entertainment icons such as James Bond and the title character in “Doctor Who” before appearing in the U.N. thriller “The Interpreter” in his 80s, has died
The Associated Press16 hours ago
New French prime minister to focus on saving factory jobsFrance’s new prime minister says his government will focus on keeping manufacturing jobs and bringing others back to France from lower-wage countries as it tries to dig out of deep recession
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Swiss zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside enclosureThe zoo in Switzerland’s biggest city says a 55-year-old keeper was killed by one of the park’s Siberian tigers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Stanley Johnson, father of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waves to the local reporters outside his Villa Irene in Horto village, Mount Pelion (also known as Pilio), central Greece, Friday, July 3, 2020. Johnson arrived in Athens on Wednesday evening after flying via Bulgaria due to a current ban on direct flights from the Britain, before visiting his villa on Mount Pelion. (Dimitris Kareklidis/ via AP)
Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via BulgariaBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to “COVID-proof” his property there before he rents it out
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Turkey: Fireworks factory employees detained after explosionTurkey’s official news agency says three people have been detained in connection to a massive explosion at a fireworks factory that left at least four people dead
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimonyJohnny Depp’s lawyers have failed to stop the American actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against a British tabloid newspaper until she is called to give evidence
The Associated Press1 day ago
A young man arrives at the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The sign reads in French "Lesbians, Bi, trans, queer, intersex... Tired of being second-class citizens." (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)
At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice tooGrassroots LGBTQ groups have marched through Paris led by activists of color as part of Global Pride observances while protesting police violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
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