Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out within nine minutes without raising an alarm, authorities said Wednesday, suggesting the theft was the work of organized crime. Police have launched an international manhunt for the thieves and their loot, which includes … Read more

Saudi Arabia: Crown prince to skip summit on doctor advice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful 37-year-old crown prince will not attend an upcoming summit in Algeria because his doctor has advised him not to travel, the royal court said Sunday. The acknowledgment from the state-run Saudi Press Agency came hours after Algeria’s presidency said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would not … Read more

Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Human rights activists in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, in a stinging rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine has shattered nearly decades of uninterrupted peace in Europe. Belarusian president, his dictator friend. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2022 prize to imprisoned … Read more

Artist Ai Weiwei warns against hubris in ‘troublesome’ times

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has warned of what he calls “a time of trouble” with his first glass sculpture, subtitled “Memorial Mori,” on the Venetian island of Murano. Latin for “Remember You Must Die” Russian bombs fall on Ukraine. China is flexing its military muscle in the Taiwan Strait. … Read more

Latvia brings down Soviet-era monument’s obelisk in capital

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A concrete obelisk topped with Soviet stars that was the centerpiece of a monument commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany was taken down in the capital of Latvia on Thursday — the latest in a series of Soviet monuments brought down after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Heavy machinery can … Read more

UK man in court over threat to ‘kill queen’ with crossbow

London – A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow told police he “wanted to kill the Queen,” prosecutors said during a court hearing Wednesday. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, has been charged under the Sedition Act with intent to “injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II or intimidate … Read more

Looking for an offbeat European holiday? This island has its own rules, language and vodka

It is an island that is closer to France than England – yet it is part of the British Isles. It’s home to miles of tunnels built during World War II — but by Germans instead of British soldiers. And it has lower taxes than the UK and its own fiscal rules. The island of … Read more

Looking for an offbeat European holiday? This island has its own rules, language and vodka

It is an island that is closer to France than England – yet it is part of the British Isles. It’s home to miles of tunnels built during World War II — but by Germans instead of British soldiers. And it has lower taxes than the UK and its own fiscal rules. The island of … Read more

Actress Gina Lollobrigida, 95, to run for Senate in Italy’s elections

There were elections triggered After Italian President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament following the country’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s resignation in July. Lollobrigida, who joined Hollywood Walk of Fame In 2018, Latina is running as a candidate for the Sovereign and Popular Italy party in the city. “I will fight for people to decide, from health … Read more

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Monday it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the east and north of the country, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbass. In its regular Facebook update, the army’s general staff said Russian forces had … Read more