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Latest polls forecast inconclusive result in Catalan vote
MADRID (AP) -- The latest polls ahead of next week's Catalan election show an inconclusive result between candidates supporting and opposing independence, raising the likelihood of a prolonged political crisis for Spain and its region....

American army commander says US committed to NATO, Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- The outgoing U.S. Army Europe commander says America's continued commitment to European security in the face of Russian aggression is in Washington's interest....

Poland's lawmakers approve contentious new electoral rules
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's lawmakers have approved much-criticized new rules for local elections that opponents say undermine the independence of the electoral bodies....

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day
LONDON (AP) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace announced Friday....

Congolese warlord found liable for $10 million reparations
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that a former warlord from the Democratic Republic of the Congo convicted of using child soldiers is liable for $10 million in reparations to victims in the African nation....

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....

IOM launches new online portal of migrant statistics
BERLIN (AP) -- The International Organization for Migration is launching a new online portal bringing together a wide variety of data to help provide a more complete picture of where people are on the move and why....