European theaters mostly wait-and-see on Domingo accusations

MILAN (AP) — While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera immediately announced they would cancel upcoming performances featuring the star and the Los Angeles Opera opened an […]

Trump official: Statue of Liberty’s poem is about Europeans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming “huddled masses” of immigrants to American shores, was referring to “people coming from Europe” and that the nation is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” The comments on Tuesday from Ken […]

First female referee to officiate European Super Cup

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men’s showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart’s appointment on Friday, adding that the Frenchwoman will lead a team of predominantly female officials, with Manuela Nicolosi […]

France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

PARIS (AP) — France’s annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to inspect the troops marching in the country’s annual military parade. Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint military pact spearheaded by Macron last year […]

Protests mar opening of European Parliament’s new session

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament’s new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests. Some lawmakers refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started playing the EU’s anthem — Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ — while others, notably from Britain’s […]

Russia hails return European body amid objections

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country’s delegation, restoring Russia’s participation five years after being stripped of voting rights. But seven countries including Ukraine said Wednesday they were recalling their delegations from the assembly’s session in protest. Russia […]

European airports launch plan to be carbon neutral by 2050

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The outgoing head of an organization that represents airports in 45 European countries says the body’s new sustainability strategy aims to make airports carbon neutral by 2050. Airport Council International Europe President Michael Kerkloh told a meeting of 300 aviation officials that Wednesday’s launch of the strategy aligns European airports with […]

Europeans urge US, Iran to step back from confrontation

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders are being guarded in their responses to the deepening tensions between the United States and Iran, urging both sides to step back from confrontation. Influential European countries have for months been steering a delicate path between Washington and Tehran, ever since President Donald Trump’s administration last year pulled out of […]

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