Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
Europe / International News

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter
Europe / International News

The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A small pro-autonomy group based across the border in France is offering shelter to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Robert Casanovas, the president of the Committee for the Self-Determination of North Catalonia, … Continue reading

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader’s resignation
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Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader’s resignation

MILAN (AP) — Maltese authorities faced mounting pressure Thursday to ensure an independent investigation into the slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was known for her fearless reporting on corruption in the small Mediterranean island nation. The 53-year-old journalist’s three grown sons called on Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign, saying he … Continue reading

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid
Europe

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The crisis over Catalonia’s quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain’s central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to abandon secession. In his latest display of brinkmanship, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont sent a letter to Spanish Prime … Continue reading

Turkish troops move into al-Qaida-dominated Syrian province
Europe / Middle East

Turkish troops move into al-Qaida-dominated Syrian province

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria to impose a “de-escalation zone” in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants, an incursion that the Turkish leader said was meant to secure his country’s border. The Turkish military said it began an operation late Thursday to set up “observation points” in Idlib, without … Continue reading

Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says
Business / Europe / International News

Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe Vestager, the EU official in charge of antitrust issues, also took Ireland to … Continue reading