BC-AP--Europe News Digest, AP
Jul. 01, 2014
TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 1100 GMT
DONETSK, Ukraine — Gunfire has broken out in the center of a major city in eastern Ukraine as gunmen appear to be trying to take control of the regional police headquarters.On Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the end to a unilateral 10-day cease-fire that he had called to try to induce rebels into talks and to lay down their weapons. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1230 GMT.
ANKARA, Turkey — After more than a decade in power, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dominates Turkish politics like a one-man-show. He has tamed the once supreme military, reshaped the judiciary and cowed the press. Now, at the peak of his power, he has announced he is running for president — a role he intends to shape into the most powerful job in Turkey. By Desmond Butler and Suzan Fraser. SENT: 890 words, photos.
NANTERRE, France — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained and was reportedly being questioned by financial investigators Tuesday in a corruption probe that is rattling France's conservative political establishment. A judicial official said Sarkozy was in custody in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named discussing an ongoing investigation, would not provide further details. SENT: 310 words.
FRANCE-MUSLIM FACE VEIL
PARIS — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's law banning face-covering Muslim veils from the streets, in a case brought by a woman who claimed her freedom of religion was violated. The ruling by the Strasbourg-based court was the first of its kind since France passed a law in 2010 that forbids anyone to hide his or her face in an array of places, including the street. The law went into effect in 2011. SENT: 130 words.
AMSTERDAM — The number of unemployed people in the 18 eurozone countries declined fractionally in May, but not enough to bring down the jobless rate, which remained at 11.6 percent compared with a month earlier. The European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, says the overall number of unemployed workers in the countries that use the euro decreased by 28,000 from the previous month to 18.6 million. By Toby Sterling. SENT: 370 words, photos.
BRUSSELS — The European Parliament has elected German center-left politician Martin Schulz as the assembly's president. Schulz, who also served as president of the Parliament from 2012 until earlier this year, was re-elected Tuesday with a majority of 409 votes of the 723 ballots cast. SENT: 130 words.
LONDON — Former champion Maria Sharapova faces Angelique Kerber for a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the opening match on Centre Court, while seven-time men's winner Roger Federer plays Tommy Robredo on Court 1. Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is up against 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios. By Stephen Wilson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
Play on Centre Court and Court 1 starts at 1200 GMT; matches on other courts start at 1030 GMT.
TEN--WIMBLEDON WATCH. 500 words. Expected by 1600 GMT
TEN--WIMBLEDON-5 THINGS. Expected by 2000 GMT
TEN--WIMBLEDON-GLANCE. Expected by 2000 GMT