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Van Life 2.0: Dutch students' road trip in solar mobile home

A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal
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The solar-powered vehicle is on display on a closed road, in Guyancourt, south of Paris, Friday Sept. 24, 2021. A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don't call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Thunberg joins large German climate rally ahead of election

Tens of thousands of environmental activists have rallied outside Germany’s parliament two days before the country holds a national election and demanded that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change
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Students march as part of the Fridays for Future climate movement's initiatives, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Hundreds hold London vigil for slain primary school teacher

Hundreds gathered Friday in southeast London to light candles and to mourn for slain primary school teacher Sabina Nessa and demand an end to violence against women
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A mother and son walk past floral tributes for murdered 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa in Kidbrooke in south-east London, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Nessa’s killing has renewed concerns that women are not safe on the city’s streets, and a vigil is due to be held in her memory on Friday. Late Thursday police said they had arrested a man in a nearby area of London on suspicion of murder. He has not been charged, and his name was not released. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
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Frustrated Abbas gives Israel ultimatum in harsh UN address

President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state
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In this photo taken from video, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at UN headquarters. (UN Web TV via AP)
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Severe Brazil drought reignites debate over daylight saving

Brazil is in the throes of its worst drought in 91 years, which has returned the specter of power rationing
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2021 file photo photographed through the red lightbulb of a videocamera, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the launch ceremony for a housing program at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. In 2019, Bolsonaro did away with the practice of changing clocks. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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France investigates man's death after subway security check

French authorities have launched an investigation into the asphyxiation death of a 37-year-old man after subway security agents detained him in the southern city of Marseille
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Migrants in Texas, D.C. flags, a Venice violin: Week in Photos

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Migrants in Texas, D.C. flags, a Venice violin: Week in Photos
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Correction: Europe-Volkswagen-Diesel Scandal story

In a story Sept. 23 about a top European Union legal adviser saying software in Volkswagen cars to alter pollutant emissions in hot or cold weather doesn’t conform to EU law, The Associated Press omitted an exception to the rule
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Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been released from a jail in Sardinia after a judge ruled that he could go free ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 9, 2021, file photo, member of European Parliament Carles Puigdemont prepares for an interview at the European Parliament in Brussels. The lawyer for Puigdemont says the former Catalan leader has been detained in Sardinia, Italy. Gonzalo Boye confirmed to the Associated Press that Puigdemont was detained on Thursday, Sept. 23. Boye wrote on Twitter that the former Catalan president, wanted by Spain for his role in an unauthorized referendum for independence, was being held under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain in 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
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France pledges support for Lebanon's new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macro has met with Lebanon’s new prime minister, wishing him success and promising France would continue to support the crisis-struck country
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcomes Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Palestinians say Israel troops killed protester in West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops shot and killed a protester during clashes in the occupied West Bank
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Iraqi migrant dies near Belarus border, death toll up to 5

Polish border guards say an Iraqi migrant has died near Poland's border with Belarus and another has been hospitalized with COVID-19
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September 24

Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing

Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing
September 24
September 24

Chinese banks try to calm fears about developer's debts

Trying to dispel investor fears, some Chinese banks are disclosing what they are owed by a real estate developer that is struggling under $310 billion in debt
September 24
Investors are surrounded by police and security personnel as they try to enter the headquarters of the real estate developer Evergrande Group, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Shenzhen, southern China. Fears that the developer's possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease Thursday as creditors waited to see how much they might recover. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 24

UK climate activists block entrance to Dover ferry port

The British government is seeking a legal injunction against climate protestors who blocked the entrance to Britain’s busiest ferry port to highlight the climate crisis and fuel poverty
September 24
Protesters from Insulate Britain block the A20 which provides access to the Port of Dover, in Kent, England, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The environmental activists have moved location after been banned from campaigning on the M25 motorway in London. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
September 24

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

The European Union is warning Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in the bloc just as Germans prepare to go the polls for parliamentary elections
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September 24

Bus swerves into children's park in Belgrade, injures some

Serbian state television is reporting that a public bus swerved off the road into a children’s playground in a residential area of Belgrade and injured several people
September 24
September 24

Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

A volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands is keeping nerves on edge for a fifth day since it erupted, producing loud explosions, a huge ash cloud and cracking open a new fissure that spewed out more fiery molten rock
September 24
Lava from a volcano eruption surrounds a house on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. A volcano on a small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean erupted on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. Experts say the volcanic eruption and its aftermath on a Spanish island could last for up to 84 days. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, Pool)
September 24

French minister: No mystery submarine deal came as 'a shock'

France’s defense minister says it is “not a mystery” that that the announcement of defense deal among the the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia came as a shock to French officials
September 24
France's Defence Minister Florence Parly speaks during a press briefing at Karlberg Castle in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday Sept. 24, 2021, after a European Intervention Initiative meeting with ministers or delegations leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
September 24

Pro-Kremlin party officially handed supermajority in Duma

Russian election authorities have officially announced the final results of last week’s parliamentary vote, in which the Kremlin’s party retained its supermajority amid widespread reports of violations and incidents of voter fraud
September 24
Ella Pamfilova, head of Russian Central Election Commission, gestures while speaking after the Parliamentary elections at the Russian Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Politicians and activists who lost to Kremlin-backed candidates in Russia's parliamentary election last weekend have formed a coalition to contest the results from online voting in Moscow, which they believe was rigged and blame for their defeat. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 24

Italian lawyer says Catalan separatist leader to be freed soon from jail ahead of ruling on Spain's extradition request

Italian lawyer says Catalan separatist leader to be freed soon from jail ahead of ruling on Spain's extradition request
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Shortages cause 'bottleneck recession' for German industry

Shortages of computer chips and other raw materials are continuing to hit Germany’s manufacturers, as bottlenecks leave companies in Europe's biggest economy struggling to fill orders
September 24
FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo containers are unloaded by a freighter at the Eurokai terminal (Eurogate) in the port of Hamburg, Germany. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP, file)
September 24

Drive for Britain! UK scrambles for truckers amid supply woe

Britain doesn't have enough truck drivers
September 24
Instructor Graham Bolger directs learner truck driver Cadhene Lubin-Hewitt as he reverses at the National Driving Centre in Croydon, south London, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Lubin-Hewitt, 32, moved to the UK when he was 16 from Trinidad and Tobago and has been driving buses and coaches for about 10 years. Britain doesn't have enough truck drivers. The shortage is contributing to scarcity of everything from McDonald's milkshakes to supermarket produce. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 24

Man survives car crash after overturning, crashing into wall

The car flipped, fell down a hill and crashed into a wall after the driver lost control on a bend but escaped with minor injuries.
September 24
The car flipped, fell down a hill and crashed into a wall after the driver lost control on a bend but escaped with minor injuries.
September 24

August proves deadliest month for migrants braving Atlantic

The International Organization for Migration says migrant deaths along the Atlantic route from West Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands reached a record high last month with 379 lives lost at sea
September 24
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2020 file photo, a wooden boat used by migrants from Morocco sits on the shore on the coast of the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, Spain. Migrant deaths along the Atlantic route from West Africa to Spain's Canary Islands reached a record high last month with 379 lives lost, the International Organization for Migration said Friday Sept. 24, 2021. Those deaths account for nearly half the total number of casualties for all of 2021, 735 adults and 50 children, according to the United Nations agency's Missing Migrants Project. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz, File)
September 24

Geologists demonstrate how quickly lava boils water

Geologists demonstrated how volcanic rock from the La Palma eruption’s lava flows can boil water instantly due to its blistering heat.
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Geologists demonstrated how volcanic rock from the La Palma eruption’s lava flows can boil water instantly due to its blistering heat.
September 24

UK's Johnson reaches out to Macron amid submarine dispute

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to smooth over tensions with France over a geopolitical submarine dispute
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September 24

UK airports report delays as IT failure shuts e-gates

Travelers arriving at U.K. airports are facing delays after electronic passport gates have failed, forcing passengers to wait in line for border officers to inspect their documents
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China's HNA Group says chairman, CEO detained by police

HNA Group, the Chinese airline operator that ran into financial trouble following a global acquisition spree beginning in 2014, says its chairman and CEO have been detained on suspicion of committing crimes
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France's role in NATO not in question despite US rift

A French general handed the baton of a key NATO command center to a fellow French air force officer this week as tensions between France and the United States simmered over a defense deal that sank a multi-billion-dollar French submarine contract
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September 24

Courtroom shooting leaves 3 dead in Indian capital

Authorities say two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers
September 24
A policeman stands guard outside a courtroom where a crime suspect was fatally shot in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was facing murder and extortion charges, entered the courtroom. (AP Photo)
September 24

Workers for soon-to-be-defunct Alitalia block highway exit

Hundreds of Alitalia workers are blocking a highway exit outside Rome's main airport to demonstrate their anger that most of the airline's staff will soon lose their jobs
September 24
Police face Alitalia workers after they blocked the highway leading to the Rome Leonardo Da Vinci international airport following a protest in Fiumicino, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Alitalia, which has been in the red for more than a decade, is due to formally exit the airline market next month and be replaced by a new national carrier ITA, or Italy Air Transport. The European Commission has given the go-ahead to a 1.35 billion euro ($1.58 billion) injection of government funding into the new airline, but ITA is only planning to hire around a quarter of the estimated 10,000 Alitalia employees. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
September 24

Pope retains German archbishop criticized over abuse scandal

Pope Francis has decided to leave in office a prominent German archbishop who has faced criticism for his handling of the church’s sexual abuse scandal, but the cleric has decided to take a “spiritual timeout.”
September 24
FILE - In this Sept.20, 2021 file photo Rainer Maria Cardinal Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne, sits in his seat at the beginning of the Autumn Plenary Assembly of the German Bishops' Conference in Fulda, Germany. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP, File)
September 24

Turkey's Erdogan looks to Putin after Biden talks disappoint

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent talks with U.S. President Joe Biden have proved disappointing, and that his country, a NATO member, would seek closer ties with Russia
September 24
September 24

What a cracker! Merkel pecked by parrot

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a rare splash of color amid Germany’s staid election campaign while visiting a bird park
September 24
German Chancellor Angela Merkel feeds Australian lorikeets at Marlow Bird Park in Marlow, Germany, Thursday Sept. 23, 2021. (Georg Wendt/dpa via AP)
September 24

Albanian court reopens case of ex-minister over fatal blast

An Albanian court has reopened the case of a former defense minister who faced charges over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory 13 years ago that killed 26 people
September 24
September 24

N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions
September 24
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2021, file photo, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly. North Korea rebuffed South Korea’s push for a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War as a way to restore peace, saying Friday, Sept. 24, such a step could be used as a “smokescreen covering up the U.S. hostile policy" against the North. In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week, Moon reiterated his calls for the end-of-the-war declaration that he said could help achieve denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.(Eduardo Munoz/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 24

Tanker rescues around 150 migrants off Greece's south

Greece’s coast guard says it has launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast
September 24
September 24

German parties rally supporters ahead of Sunday election

Germany’s political parties are preparing to rally their supporters and win over undecided voters ahead of a national election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in power
September 24
People walk and drive past election posters of the three chancellor candidates, from right, Armin Laschet, Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annalena Baerbock, German Green party (Die Gruenen) and Olaf Scholz, Social Democratic Party (SPD), at a street in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 three days before the General election on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 24

Jailbreak shines light on mass incarceration of Palestinians

The cinematic escape of six Palestinians who tunneled out of an Israeli prison earlier this month has shone a light on Israel’s mass incarceration of Palestinians
September 24
September 24

Kim Jong Un’s sister says North Korea is willing to resume talks with South Korea if it lifts hostility on her country

Kim Jong Un’s sister says North Korea is willing to resume talks with South Korea if it lifts hostility on her country
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September 24

Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up

A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited at U.S. border is now smaller.
September 24
Migrants trying to reach the U.S., many from Haiti, camp out in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, at dawn Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, across the Rio Grande river, the natural border with Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Criticism has been fueled by the images that went viral this week of Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics against the migrants. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
September 23

The AP Interview: Don't isolate the Taliban, Pakistan urges

Pakistan's top diplomat has some ideas from his country on how to engage the new Taliban government in Afghanistan
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September 23

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Sept. 17-23, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
September 23
People wearing protective masks are seen on a train that is traveling through Shinjuku district in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
September 23

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Sardinia

The lawyer for Carles Puigdemont says the former Catalan leader has been detained in Sardinia, Italy
September 23
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 9, 2021, file photo, member of European Parliament Carles Puigdemont prepares for an interview at the European Parliament in Brussels. The lawyer for Puigdemont says the former Catalan leader has been detained in Sardinia, Italy. Gonzalo Boye confirmed to the Associated Press that Puigdemont was detained on Thursday, Sept. 23. Boye wrote on Twitter that the former Catalan president, wanted by Spain for his role in an unauthorized referendum for independence, was being held under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain in 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
September 23

Wild boars roam streets of Rome suburb

Wild boar sightings in the Monte Mario area of Rome have prompted residents to criticize local administrations for not effectively managing the animals.
September 23
Wild boar sightings in the Monte Mario area of Rome have prompted residents to criticize local administrations for not effectively managing the animals.
September 23

Aurora borealis stretches across Irish sky

Time-lapse footage captured a stunning view of the aurora borealis across the night sky in Donegal, Ireland.
September 23
Time-lapse footage captured a stunning view of the aurora borealis across the night sky in Donegal, Ireland.
September 23

A Polish bishop punished over abuse cover-up has died

Poland's Catholic Church authorities say that retired Bishop Edward Janiak has died at age 69
September 23
September 23

Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy

Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy
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