Farage to speak at ‘Nobel’ banquet for euroskeptics
Europe

Farage to speak at ‘Nobel’ banquet for euroskeptics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Excluded from the annual Nobel Prize banquet, the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats will have their own feast this year with likeminded groups from across Europe. Sweden Democrats spokesman Joakim Wallerstein said Friday that former UKIP leader Nigel Farage will speak at the Nov. 4 “European Freedom Awards” at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, … Continue reading

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland
Canada & the Atlantic / Europe

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland

LONDON (AP) — A WestJet flight from London to Edmonton diverted to Iceland on Saturday after the crew discovered a “potential mechanical issue,” the Canadian airline said. The pilots aboard the Boeing 767 declared an in-flight emergency about two hours after taking off from Gatwick Airport. It landed safely at Keflavik airport, and the airline … Continue reading

Turkey eases EU fears on migrant deal
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Turkey eases EU fears on migrant deal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has suggested that a landmark deal to stop migrants reaching the European Union can be salvaged despite disagreement on conditions for relaxing visa restrictions for Turkish citizens traveling to the bloc. Easing concern across Europe, Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters during a joint news conference with top EU officials … Continue reading

To fight tax dodging, Denmark will buy leaked Panama Papers
Business / Europe

To fight tax dodging, Denmark will buy leaked Panama Papers

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will buy leaked data from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, the Scandinavian country’s taxation minister said Wednesday. Karsten Lauritzen said Danish tax authorities had received an anonymous offer over the summer to acquire data from the so-called “Panama Papers” that could … Continue reading

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Serbia’s leaders refuse to influence Bosnian Serbs

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia won’t help persuade Bosnian Serbs to cancel a disputed referendum that has challenged the international community in Bosnia and fueled ethnic tensions more than two decades after the 1992-95 war, the Balkan country’s leaders said Thursday. President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in a statement after meeting … Continue reading

Serbia’s leaders refuse to influence Bosnian Serbs
Europe

Serbia’s leaders refuse to influence Bosnian Serbs

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia won’t help persuade Bosnian Serbs to cancel a disputed referendum that has challenged the international community in Bosnia and fueled ethnic tensions more than two decades after the 1992-95 war, the Balkan country’s leaders said Thursday. President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in a statement after meeting … Continue reading

Denmark drug raid turns bloody as suspect opens fire on cops
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Denmark drug raid turns bloody as suspect opens fire on cops

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police on Thursday shot and critically wounded a 25-year-old man accused of shooting two officers and a bystander during a drug raid in a Copenhagen neighborhood known for its independent streak and thriving hashish trade. Police identified the suspect as a Danish citizen born in Bosnia-Herzegovina who sympathized with Islamic … Continue reading

Canadian man and his wife kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012
Canada & the Atlantic / Europe

Canadian man and his wife kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners. The video, which has not been independently verified … Continue reading