International

Afghanistan

US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker – Associated Press

This undated photo provided to The AP shows Mark Frerichs, a U.S. veteran and civilian contractor held more than 2 years in Afghanistan by the Taliban An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years has been released in exchange for a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the United States, the

Hungary

Hungary faces reckoning with EU that could cost it billions – Associated Press

Photo: 19th century Tura castle, owned by the son-in-law of the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is seen in Tura, Hungary After his headline performance at Hungary’s Sziget Festival last month, pop star Justin Bieber held a grandiose party for his staff in a luxurious countryside setting — a 19th century castle owned by the

Sweden

Swedish conservatives close to election win amid crime fears – Associated Press

Near final results in Sweden’s election Sunday show that a bloc of right-wing parties was expected to defeat a left-wing bloc headed by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The conservative group includes a populist anti-immigration party that made its best ever showing. However, the result was so close that the election authority said it would not

Britain

King Charles III, in first address, vows ‘lifelong service’ – Associated Press

King Charles III vowed in his first speech as monarch Friday to carry on Queen Elizabeth II’s “lifelong service” with his own modernizing stamp, as Britain entered an uncertain new age under a new sovereign. Around the world, the queen’s exceptional reign was commemorated, celebrated and debated. Charles, who spent much of his 73 years

Britain

New UK leader vows to tackle energy crisis, ailing economy – Associated Press

Photo: New British Prime Minister Liz Truss makes an address outside Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 after returning from Balmoral in Scotland where she was formally appointed by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Liz Truss became U.K. prime minister on Tuesday and immediately faced up to the enormous tasks ahead of her: curbing

Italy

Hundreds of migrants reach Italian shores over weekend – Associated Press

Photo: Migrants, left, are being rescued by volunteers of the Ocean Viking, a migrant search and rescue ship run by NGOs SOS Mediterranee and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFCR) Italian authorities scrambled on Sunday to relieve overcrowding in shelters after scores of boats carrying a total of about 1,000 migrants reached Italy’s southern

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