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  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At…

  • Turkish cargo ship sinks in Adriatic, 2 dead, 4 missing

    ROME (AP) — A Turkish cargo ship collided with another merchant vessel and sank near a foggy Italian port in the northern Adriatic on Sunday, killing two crew members and leaving four others missing in…

  • AP NewsAlert

    ROME (AP) — Italy: 1 person dead, another injured in fire disaster on ferry bound from Greece to Italy.

  • Official support for Spanish princess wanes

    MADRID (AP) — Government support for Spain’s scandal-plagued Princess Cristina has waned, with its new Parliament spokesman now saying she should consider taking herself out of the line of succession after being indicted on tax…

  • Ukraine nuke plant unit taken offline

    MOSCOW (AP) — One unit of Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the…

  • Report: Pilot errors led to presidential plane crash in ’04

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A second probe into the plane crash that killed Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski a decade ago has conclusively decided that pilot error was to blame. Trajkovski, six other passengers and the…

  • Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding drivers

    LONDON (AP) — Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain. Snow also covered parts of Switzerland and southwestern Germany,…

  • Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday. Ukraine blocked rail and bus travel Friday…

  • Polish poet, translator Stanislaw Baranczak dies

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s outstanding poet, translator and dissident and a former Harvard lecturer Stanislaw Baranczak has died at his U.S. home, Poland’s leading daily Gazeta Wyborcza said. He was 68. Since the 1990s,…

  • Belarus replaces prime minister, central bank head

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president on Saturday replaced his prime minister, the head of the national bank and an array of other top officials as the country weathers economic troubles. The economics and…

  • Turkey: 2 killed in clashes between rival Kurdish groups

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say a group of Kurdish youths have clashed with supporters of a Kurdish Islamist party in southeast Turkey. Two people were killed. The governor’s office for Sirnak province says…

  • Sweden’s PM: No early elections next year

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden’s prime minister said on Saturday there will be no early elections next year as the left-leaning government has reached an agreement with opposition parties on a budget proposal. Prime Minister Stefan…

  • Pilot recalls last flight to Cyprus airport

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Capt. Adamos Marneros gazed with foreboding at the dots on the radar screen of his passenger jet as it prepared for landing on Cyprus. It was before dawn on July 20,…

  • Germany: Greece must stick to existing agreements

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister says any new Greek government would have to stick to agreements made by its predecessors — comments that come as Greece risks early elections that could bring an anti-bailout…

  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia identified NATO as the nation’s No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed…