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German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election

May. 18, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The best polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections . But with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they're dominating the other parties online. Like other right-wing parties in...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital,...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and...

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday his government "promptly" will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation. Alexis Tsipras said that now Greece has exited its bailout programs, in which Germany was a key...

Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

Apr. 15, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in...

German government rejects talk of economic stimulus package

Apr. 15, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is dismissing talk of a stimulus package for Europe's biggest economy as growth slows amid international trade tensions and one-off factors at home. A prominent lawmaker in the governing coalition had raised the possibility of a stimulus program and the head of Germany's...

France's Macron meets Ukraine's 2 presidential contenders

Apr. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ukraine's beleaguered president traveled to Germany and France on Friday ahead of a presidential runoff in which he is trailing a comic actor who is a political novice. His rival headed to Paris only. Polls show Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko behind by a wide margin ahead of the April 21...

UN says fighting over Libya's capital displaces 8,000

Apr. 11, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The escalation in violence in and around Libya's capital has resulted in the displacement of more than 8,000 people, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the fighting in the past 24 hours was "the heaviest since the outbreak of hostilities." The self-styled...

The Latest: Gantz's party concedes defeat in Israel election

Apr. 10, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the outcome of Israeli elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's Blue and White party leaders are conceding defeat in Israel's election, saying they will work against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the opposition. Yair Lapid, the party's No. 2 figure,...

The Latest: Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal

Apr. 8, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Britain's Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The legislation received final approval from the House of Lords and House of Commons late Monday. It compels the...