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EUROPE NEWS AT 1100 GMT

EUROPE NEWS AT 1100 GMT

TOP STORIES:
CZECH-HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE
PRAGUE _ Almost 50 countries who have gathered in Prague to assess efforts to return property and possessions stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners or heirs say they encourage social programs for Holocaust victims and urge the states to enable restitution of Jewish property stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Developing; conference's declaration to be announced at 1500 GMT. By Karel Janicek. AP Photos.
WITH: CZECH-HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE-ROMA
ALBANIA-ELECTION
TIRANA, Albania _ Albania held parliamentary elections that were free of incidents that could threaten the tiny country's bid to join the European Union, officials say. There is no clear winner after Sunday's vote, which was seen as a crucial test of the Balkan country's democracy and readiness for EU membership. Developing. By Llazar Semini and Nebi Qena. AP Photos.
RUSSIA-CAUCASUS WAR GAMES
MOSCOW _ Thousands of troops, backed by hundreds of tanks, artillery and other heavy weaponry, begin rumbling through the North Caucasus, as Russia began its largest military exercises since last year's war with Georgia. Moved. By Mike Eckel.
TURKEY-EU-FADING DREAMS
ISTANBUL, Turkey _ Four years after they began, negotiations to bring Turkey into the EU run on empty with some seeing the two sides soldiering toward a partnership, not EU membership for Turkey. Expected by 1300 GMT. By Chris Torchia and Robert Wielaard.
NIRELAND-DISARMAMENT
LONDON _ Northern Ireland's disarmament chief announces he has witnessed a major weapons handover by the Ulster Volunteer Force, an outlawed group that terrorized Irish Catholics for decades _ but he cannot confirm if the shadowy gang has surrendered all of its arsenal. Moved. By Shawn Pogatchnik.
OVARY TRANSPLANTS
LONDON _ Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announce. Moved. By Maria Cheng.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
WORLD MARKETS
LONDON _ European stock markets rise modestly despite earlier losses in Asia as investor sentiment is buoyed by upbeat European economic data, which stokes hopes that the worst of the recession has passed. Developing. By Pan Pylas.
WITH: EU-ECONOMY
IEA-OIL DEMAND
PARIS _ World oil demand is likely to grow by an average of 0.6 percent annually over the 2008-2014 period, the International Energy Agency forecasts, revising its mid-term expectations downward amid the global recession. Moved. By Greg Keller.
WITH: OIL PRICES
EU-ECONOMY
BRUSSELS _ European business and consumer confidence climbed for the third month in a row in June but still languished near its lowest point in two decades, the European Commission said Monday. By Business Writer Aoife White.
SPORTS:
WIMBLEDON
WIMBLEDON, England _ On a day with all fourth-round matches, Roger Federer leads off against Robin Soderling on Centre Court in a rematch of the French Open final. Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick are among other men in action, with Venus and Serena Williams and Dinara Safin among the women on court. Developing; Play on Centre Court and Court 1 starts at 1200 GMT; play on other courts at 1100 GMT. By Steven Wine.
WITH: WIMBLEDON-NOTEBOOK. By 1800 GMT.
ETO'O-MAN CITY
BARCELONA, Spain _ Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the Spanish champions have received an "stratospheric" offer for Samuel Eto'o, with Manchester City reportedly lining up to buy the Cameroon striker. Moved.
FEATURES & ARTS:
BRITAIN-BROADCASTING TO IRAN
LONDON _ Inside the studios of BBC Persian television, dozens of journalists have been working around the clock at their computers and telephones, trying to report the news to Iran _ or, according to the government in Tehran, stirring up trouble. Since Iran's disputed election on June 12, the BBC and a handful of other Farsi-language broadcasters around the world have supplied millions of Iranians with independent reports in their own language about the country's most serious turmoil since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Moved. By Jill Lawless. AP Photos.
For more features, please see the AP World Features Digest.
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Updated : 2021-04-12 21:43 GMT+08:00