-AP Europe News Digest at 0700 GMT, AP

-AP Europe News Digest at 0700 GMT, AP



LONDON -- Christening of Prince George at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace. A major event for the royal family that will see four generations gathers. Event expected to begin 1400 GMT. 400 words.


GENEVA -- Mexico's human rights record is examined Wednesday by the U.N. Human Rights Council, drawing the nation's foreign secretary into the Geneva spotlight just as reports surface the U.S. gained access to the email system of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. By John Heilprin. UPCOMING: NewsNow by 0800 GMT, 400 words by 1200 GMT, text photos.


LONDON -- London may be famed for its historic sites, double-decker buses and West End shows, but it now has a more dubious distinction: It has become the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe. In response, health officials are taking to the streets in an effort to stop the spread of the infectious lung disease, with a high-tech white van equipped with an X-ray machine that drives around London offering free check-ups. Similar vans were once commonly used in Europe and the U.S. in the 1950s but most disappeared about two decades later when TB rates dropped. But in recent years, the disease has surged in the U.K. By Maria Cheng. UPCOMING: 750 words by 0300 GMT. AP Photos and Video.


OSLO, Norway -- AP Interview with Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Norwegian security service PST, about Norwegian links to al-Shabab and other Islamist militants. A Norwegian of Somali origin is believed to have participated in the terror attack on a mall in Kenya. By Karl Ritter. 130 words by 1700 GMT. 500 words by 1900 GMT. Photos, video.


BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Tens of thousands of government supporters are expected to attend a commemoration of the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's speech will close the event which starts at 1400 GMT. By Pablo Gorondi, 400 words by 1700 GMT (photos, video) .


WARSAW, Poland -- The leader of Poland's Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests. Archbishop Jozef Michalik was commenting this month on revelations about Polish pedophile priests. A child from a troubled family, Michalik told reporters, "seeks closeness with others and may get lost and may get the other person involved, too." The words triggered an immediate uproar -- one that Michalik tried to stamp out the same day by apologizing and saying he had been misunderstood. But the damage was done. By Monika Scislowska. UPCOMING: 650 Words by 0300 EDT. AP Photos.


VATICAN CITY -- They entered the Sistine Chapel in tuxedoes and gowns, the clacking of high heels on marble competing with the Latin chants of a choir filling the frescoed hall. The donors to the Vatican Museums get serious VIP treatment and priceless access to the pope, but in one of the greatest bargains at the Vatican, patronage costs a mere $500 a year. By Nicole Winfield. About 580 words.


BRUSSELS -- NATO defense ministers end a two-day meeting at alliance headquarters where Afghanistan and Syria are on the agenda.


STOCKHOLM -- Nordic banking group Nordea AB reports Q3 earnings. UPCOMING: 130 words by 0630 GMT.


AMSTERDAM -- Brewer Heineken updates markets on trading after third quarter. NN Expected 0730GMT.


BERLIN -- The German government presents its updated forecast for growth in the country, Europe's biggest economy. NewsNow by 1030 GMT, more as merited.

Updated : 2021-03-09 00:41 GMT+08:00