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  • Lamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy

    MILAN (AP) — Super sports carmaker Lamborghini confirmed Wednesday it will enter the luxury SUV market and signed a deal to produce the new vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87…

  • EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the…

  • Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    PARIS (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris’ Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French…

  • Spain seeks revamp of EU financial powers, new ECB mandate

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government is calling for an overhaul of the European Union’s common economic policy and for the European Central Bank to play a greater role in avoiding future crises. The presidency issued…

  • Int’l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast’s former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left…

  • Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets rally

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving,…

  • Germany wants UK in EU, but warns of limits on concessions

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says Berlin wants the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, but warns there are limits to how far other EU countries can go to accommodate British…

  • Electrical failure paralyzes Belgian air traffic

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A power failure at a control center paralyzed most of air traffic in and over Belgium for much of Wednesday and caused chaos at Brussels airport because of delays, detours and cancellations…

  • Finland picks populist EU-skeptic as new foreign minister

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s next prime minister Juha Sipila said Wednesday that he has chosen the head of the populist, anti-bailout Finns Party to be foreign minister in a new three-member ruling coalition, the first…

  • Floods in northwest Romania leave 1 dead, dozens evacuated

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials in Romania say flooding in the country’s northwest has killed at least one person, damaged homes and forced emergency evacuations. Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea said Wednesday that 42 people were…

  • Serbian Premier Vucic in landmark visit to Albania

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Albania sought to mend their thorny relations Wednesday during the first visit to Albania by a Serb prime minister. Aleksandar Vucic’s visit was held under tight…

  • Holocaust meeting calls on nations to do more for survivors

    PRAGUE (AP) — Representatives of 39 nations have urged governments to do more for Holocaust survivors in the remaining time they have. The nations concluded their two-day conference in Prague by calling for the benefits…

  • Moldova police find Molotov cocktails, detonators, masks

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan police have found Molotov cocktails, detonators, mobile phones and masks at two locations in the capital Chisinau and suspect they were intended to be used against peaceful protesters. Interior Minister…

  • World’s most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy. U.S. officials are pressing countries such as…

  • UK’s Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen’s Speech

    LONDON (AP) — Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain’s new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to…