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Poland's senators defy EU warnings, approve judicial laws
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's senators approved legislation Friday that gives the government greater control of a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the move could put the country at risk of losing its EU voting rights....

Coalition govt reached in Austria signals shift to right
BERLIN (AP) -- Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria reached a deal on Friday to form a new coalition government that will shift the country to the right and make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz Europe's youngest leader....

The Latest: Poland's senators defy EU, approve judicial laws
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Latest on the Polish government's changes to the judicial system: (all times local):...

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court on Friday granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese citizens accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs that swindled people in China out of millions of euros by telephone....

Austrian conservative, nationalist leaders say they have reached a deal to form a new coalition government
BERLIN (AP) -- Austrian conservative, nationalist leaders say they have reached a deal to form a new coalition government....

EU more unified on borders, but migrant divisions remain
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders ended a summit Friday deeply divided over how to get thousands of stranded immigrants out of Italy and Greece, with an eastern bloc of nations boasting it was resisting pleas to take in refugees in a "battle" with other EU member states....

In about-face, Ryanair recognizes unions to avert strikes
LONDON (AP) -- Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season....