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Europe's voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

May. 26, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between euroskeptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity. Right-wing nationalists who...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May. 25, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the...

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

May. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication...

The Latest: European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...

Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports' big day

May. 25, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton on...

Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

May. 25, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. The defeat ruined Barcelona's chance to earn a...

Bong d'Or: Korean director wins Cannes' top prize

May. 25, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's raucous social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or, on Saturday. The win for "Parasite" marks the first Korean film to ever win the Palme....

Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

May. 25, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final. "I think we can beat anybody in this tournament," Stone said. "It's just a...

From Elton to Elle, the best images of Cannes

May. 25, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The 72nd Cannes Film Festival drew to a close Saturday, but it left behind a trail of memorable moments, from a sparking Elton John to Quentin Tarantino's return to the Croisette. Along the way, Associated Press photographers captured all the dazzle of the Cannes red carpet and the...

Fanning says she's been transformed by Cannes experience

May. 25, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she's been transformed by her experience at the French festival. The 21-year-old actresses' jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going. "I didn't...