• EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a symbolic step toward further reunification. The salty, chewy cheese is perhaps...

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this...

  • Colorado Springs detective arrested for alleged misconduct

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs homicide detective is facing possible criminal charges for suspected misconduct, including attempting to influence a public servant. Police say Paul Patton was arrested Monday night after an investigation was opened Sunday and Patton...

  • White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their...

  • Europe's largest Jewish sporting event opening in Germany

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — More than 2,000 Jewish athletes are gathering for the first European Maccabi Games to be held in Germany, at a site built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics. In a nod to the past, organizers of the 14th edition of the games are holding a Holocaust memorial service ahead...

  • Egypt official says furniture factory fire kills 19 people

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says a fire at a furniture factory east of Cairo has killed 19 people and injured 22. It was not immediately clear what started the fire Tuesday in the city of al-Obour. Egyptian state-run media said the factory had not obtained a government...

  • UAE slashes fuel subsidies, announces 24 percent price hike

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has slashed gasoline subsidies, announcing Tuesday that it will raise the cost of a liter of regular gasoline by 24 percent amid globally low oil prices that have cut into the country's revenues. Starting Aug. 1, drivers will...

  • Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved accessing citizens' personal tax data. Emissaries from Greece's...

  • Bosnian government adopts EU reforms plan

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Top EU officials say the Bosnian government's adoption of a plan of reforms is a crucial step forward on the country's EU integration path. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a...

  • German doctor declared woman dead, she later woke up

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a refrigerated room at a funeral home. Essen prosecutor Birgit Juergens said Tuesday the 53-year-old doctor, whose name wasn't...

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