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Enthusiasts re-enact bloody 19th-century Battle of Leipzig

Oct. 20, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of history buffs have re-enacted the 19th-century Battle of Leipzig, which saw the defeat of Napoleon I's army by combined forces from Prussia, Austria, Russia and Sweden. Enthusiasts from across Europe, dressed in period costumes, fired muskets and cannons at each other...

The Latest: EU official tries to calm Italian budget dispute

Oct. 19, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on Italy's spat with the European Union over its budget (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The EU's budget chief says that the European Commission won't interfere with Italy's economic policies and called for disagreements over the draft budget to be resolved in an "intelligent and serene...

The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit

Oct. 17, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences and...

EU official urges Britain's May to get creative on Brexit

Oct. 16, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union largely abandoned hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with "a new method of thinking" on the Irish border issue that has stumped negotiators for over a year. With the leaders...

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and...

Giorgi beats Alexandrova in Linz for 2nd career WTA title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Camila Giorgi won her second career WTA title by defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-1 at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Italian, who also reached the final here in 2014, won her only previous title in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, two years ago. Playing...

Alexandrova reaches her 1st final, faces Giorgi at Linz

Oct. 13, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Ekaterina Alexandrova recovered from a disastrous first set against Andrea Petkovic at the Ladies Linz tournament on Saturday to reach her first final. The Russian qualifier beat Petkovic 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in their topsy-turvy semifinal. Alexandrova plays Camila Giorgi in Sunday's final at...

Women tie the knot in Austria's first same-sex marriage

Oct. 12, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two women have tied the knot in Austria's first same-sex marriage, months after the country's Constitutional Court ruled to legalize it. Vienna's city government said the wedding took place Friday at a registry office in the capital. Austrian media reported that the women who married at a...

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of its diplomat

Oct. 10, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador over a German court decision to hand over an Iranian diplomat wanted in Belgium. A German court on Oct. 1 approved the extradition of Vienna-based Assadollah Assadi, who...

Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

Oct. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race — not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Footage from the race in Sochi showed Putin wishing Dodik "great...