German weather service says storm caused 3 tornadoes

BERLIN (AP) – A storm that engulfed parts of Germany set off three tornadoes, the country’s weather service said Saturday. One of them left a trail of destruction and more than 40 people were injured in a western city. Meteorologists had warned Friday of heavy rainfall, hail and strong wind gusts in western and central … Read more

In Ukraine, limbs have been lost in an instant and lives destroyed

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — War has a price — for the countries that wage it, for the soldiers who fight it, for the civilians who endure it. For nations, territory is gained and lost, and sometimes regained and lost again. But some losses are permanent. Lost lives can never be regained. Neither do limbs. And … Read more

Eagles of Death Metal band testifies about Bataclan attack

PARIS (AP) – Performers of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal testified in a Paris court on Tuesday about the night Islamic State extremists stormed their concert at the Bataclan theater, killing dozens in the worst attack in France since generations. The band members, singer Jesse Hughes and guitarist Eden Galindo, are among the … Read more

Police in North Macedonia deport 44 migrants to Greece

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday they detained a group of 44 Pakistani migrants and will return them to neighboring Greece from where they allegedly entered. Police spokeswoman Suzana Pranik said the migrants were discovered late Friday in a southern region near the Greek border. They were sent to … Read more

French scientist who leads nuclear fusion project dies at 72

PARIS (AP) — Bernard Bigot, a French scientist who led a massive international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable energy source, has died. He was 72. The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, said Bigot died on Saturday of an unspecified illness. The organization’s director general since March … Read more

Leader says Turkey is against allowing Finland and Sweden to join NATO

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish government report on the changed security environment facing the Scandinavian country after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine says Moscow would react negatively to Sweden’s accession to NATO and take several countermeasures. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country is “not favorable” to Finland and Sweden joining … Read more

Nuclear talks EU envoy to Iran detained at German airport

VIENNA (AP) — The European Union’s chief representative at the nuclear talks with Iran says he was briefly detained at Frankfurt airport with colleagues, in violation of diplomatic rules. Enrique Mora from Spain, who has long led the EU delegation in talks in Vienna, said the incident happened Friday morning while he was trying to … Read more

Germany saw more politically motivated crimes in 2021

BERLIN (AP) — The number of politically motivated crimes reported in Germany rose 23% last year compared to the year before, Germany’s top security official said Tuesday. The increase included a sharp increase in crimes that could not be attributed to the traditional categories of crimes motivated by right-wing or left-wing ideology, said Secretary of … Read more

Serbs conduct pro-Russian marches during V-Day ceremonies

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Pro-Russian marches were staged in Serbia and the Serbian entity in Bosnia — both Moscow’s traditional allies in the Balkans — during ceremonies held Monday to mark Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II. Serbia organized flyovers with military aircraft and officials laid wreaths as part of the celebrations. A Serbian … Read more

Cypriot Police Investigate Car Arson, Fan Attack After Football Match

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Six cars have been deliberately set on fire a short distance from the football stadium where league-leader Apollon Limassol played against APOEL Nicosia, Cypriot police said Monday. Police said the arson happened 30 minutes before the end of Sunday’s game. Apollon won 3-2 and handed the Limassol team a four-point tie … Read more