Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes northwest Turkey. No damage or injuries reported

Turkey鈥檚 disaster management agency says a moderately strong earthquake has struck the country鈥檚 northwest, sending people out into the streets in fear.

A toaster placed under a car to heat up the battery likely sparked a fire in Denmark, police say

Police in southern Denmark say that a toaster placed under an electric vehicle by its owner to warm up its battery likely caused a fire that destroyed the car and damaged a nearby house.

French foreign minister says she is open to South Pacific resettlement requests due to rising seas

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna says she is open to any resettlement request from tiny South Pacific nations threatened by rising sea levels, similar to Australia鈥檚 agreement with Tuvalu.

Oxford University Press has named 鈥榬izz鈥 as its word of the year

Oxford University Press has named 鈥渞izz鈥 as its word of the year to highlight the popularity of a term used by Generation Z to describe someone鈥檚 ability to attract or seduce another person.

Kyiv investigates allegations Russian forces shot surrendering Ukrainian soldiers

Ukrainian officials have launched an investigation into allegations that Russian forces killed surrendering Ukrainian soldiers, after grainy footage on social media appeared to show two uniformed men being shot at close range.

Thousands of climate change activists hold boisterous protest march in Brussels with serious message

Thousands of people have marched through the center of Brussels in a boisterous rally highlighting the dangers of climate change, as the COP28 climate summit draws to an end in the United Arab Emirates.

Glenys Kinnock, former UK minister, European Parliament member and wife of ex-Labour leader, dies

Glenys Kinnock, a former British cabinet minister, member of the European Parliament and wife of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, has died. She was 79.

Heavy snow in northern England causes havoc on highways and knocks out power

Officials say heavy snow in northern England stranded motorists in their cars overnight and knocked out power to more than 2,500 customers.

Pope Francis says he鈥檚 doing better but again skips his window appearance facing St. Peter鈥檚 Square

An ailing Pope Francis has skipped his popular window appearance to the public in St. Peter鈥檚 Square for a second Sunday but said in televised remarks that he鈥檚 doing better.

Police in Paris have arrested a man who targeted passersby, killing 1 and injuring 2, official says

France鈥檚 interior minister says police have arrested a man who targeted passersby in Paris, killing a German tourist with a knife and injuring two others.

Italy refuses Munich museum鈥檚 request to return ancient Roman statue bought by Hitler

Italy鈥檚 culture minister is refusing a request by the German State Antiquities Collection in Munich to return an ancient Roman statue that embodied Hitler鈥檚 Aryan aesthetic, calling it a national treasure.

Ex-president barred from leaving Ukraine amid alleged plan to meet with Hungary鈥檚 Viktor Orban

Ukraine鈥檚 service says former President Petro Poroshenko has been denied permission to leave the country because he was planning to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Romanian guru suspected of running international sex sect handed preliminary charges with 14 others

A 71-year-old Romanian yoga guru and 14 others have been handed preliminary charges by a Paris magistrate on a raft of counts linked to an international ring that for years allegedly subjected followers seeking enlightenment to sexual exploitation.

London police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

Police in London say they鈥檝e arrested two people during pro-Palestinian events, part of a 鈥渄ay of action鈥 organized by campaigners around Britain.

Police in Greece arrest father, son and confiscate tons of sunflower oil passed off as olive oil

Greek police have arrested a father and son duo for selling adulterated sunflower oil for olive oil.

France and Philippines eye a security pact to allow joint military combat exercises

France and the Philippines are considering a defense pact that would allow them to send military forces to each other鈥檚 territory for joint exercises.

Russia brings new charges against jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed new charges by Russian prosecutors. The 47-year-old is already serving more than 30 years in prison after being found guilty of crimes including extremism 鈥 charges that his supporters characterize as politically motivated.

A snowstorm brings Munich airport to a standstill and causes travel chaos in central Europe

Munich鈥檚 airport has canceled all flights for the day after a winter storm dumped snow across southern Germany and parts of Austria and Switzerland, affecting travel across the region.

Somalia president hails lifting of arms embargo as government vows to wipe out al-Shabab militants

Somalia鈥檚 President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has welcomed the U.N. Security Council vote to lift an arms embargo imposed on the Horn of Africa nation more than 30 years ago.

Global Red Cross suspends Belarus chapter after its chief boasted of bringing in Ukrainian children

The International Red Cross has suspended the Belarusian chapter after its chief stirred international outrage for boasting that it was actively ferrying Ukrainian children from Russian-controlled areas to Belarus.

Putin orders the Russian military to add 170,000 troops for a total of 1.32 million

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to increase the number of troops by nearly 170,000 to a total of 1.32 million.

Preliminary Dutch government talks delayed as official seeking coalitions says he needs more time

The official appointed to investigate possible coalitions after the Dutch election won by Geert Wilders鈥 far-right Party for Freedom says he needs more time.

European gymnastics federation rejects return of athletes from Russia and Belarus to competition

The governing body of gymnastics in Europe voted against allowing Russian and Belarusian gymnasts to return to international competitions, calling into question how they could qualify for next year鈥檚 Olympics.

Matthew M Williams to step down as Givenchy鈥檚 creative director early in 2024

Matthew M. Williams will step down early in 2024 as creative director of Givenchy, the renowned Parisian heritage house owned by LVMH.

Israeli survivors of the Oct. 7 music festival attack seek to cope with trauma at a Cyprus retreat

Dozens of young Israeli men and women who survived the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre at a rave party in southern Israel have been taking part in support sessions to help deal with their trauma at a retreat in Cyprus.

Associated Press correspondent Roland Prinz, who spent decades covering Europe, dies at age 85

A former Associated Press correspondent who spent four decades covering the Cold War and the fall of communism has died at age 85.

Ukrainian spy agency stages train explosions on a Russian railroad in Siberia, Ukrainian media say

Ukrainian media are reporting that the country鈥檚 spy agency staged two successive train explosions on a railroad line in Siberia that serves as a key conduit for trade between Russia and China.

NATO chief tells Turkey鈥檚 Erdogan that 鈥榯he time has come鈥 to let Sweden join the alliance

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he has told Turkey鈥檚 president that 鈥渢he time has come鈥 to let Sweden into the military alliance.

Cyprus and Chevron reach a deal to develop an offshore natural gas field, ending years of delays

An official says the Cyprus government and U.S. energy company Chevron have reached a deal on how to develop the Aphrodite gas field, the first to be discovered under the seafloor off Cyprus.

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Nov. 24-30, 2023

Women demonstrate in Spain and Italy during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

AP Exclusive: Zelenskyy says the Israel-Hamas war could divert attention from Ukraine鈥檚 conflict

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new stage, with winter expected to complicate fighting after a summer counteroffensive that failed to produce desired results due to enduring shortages of weapons and ground forces.

Trucking boss gets 7 years for role in 2019 smuggling that led to deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

The final member in a migrant smuggling ring that was responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese immigrants who suffocated in a shipping container in 2019 has been sentenced by a London judge to seven years in prison.

A Dutch court orders Greenpeace activists to leave deep-sea mining ship in the South Pacific

A Dutch court has ruled that Greenpeace protesters staging a sit-in must leave a deep-sea mining exploration ship in the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii but that they can continue to demonstrate around the vessel.

Gambian man convicted in Germany for role in killings under Gambia鈥檚 former ruler

A German court has convicted a Gambian man of murder and crimes against humanity for involvement in the killing of government critics in his West African homeland.

Rights of Dane convicted of murdering a journalist on sub were not violated in prison, court rules

A Danish court has ruled that the human rights of a Danish man who was convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine were not violated as he had claimed.