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  • New president or early election? Greece will find out Monday

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are voting Monday for a new president of the republic. But they could end up campaigning for reelection if the governing coalition’s candidate fails to get a constitutionally required…

  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 200 passengers and crew remained trapped on a burning ferry and adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania early Monday after enduring a second night of smoke, frigid…

  • Croatia presidency to be decided in runoff

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The liberal incumbent and a conservative rival are heading for a showdown in a runoff presidential election in Croatia, according to the preliminary count of the Sunday poll, held amid severe…

  • 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,…