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European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova speaks during a media conference on data protection at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

EU defends commissioner who criticized Hungarian government

Sep. 29, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials and Germany came to the defense of an EU commissioner Tuesday after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for her resignation because she publicly criticized his government's policies. Germany's Europe Minister directly addressed Values Commissioner Vera...

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, left, receives his Polish counterpart, Zbigniew Rau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Lajos Soos/MTI via AP)

Poland, Hungary hit back on democratic standards in the EU

Sep. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Threatened with the potential loss of European Union funds over their records on democracy, the governments of Poland and Hungary say they plan to establish a new institute to assess how well all EU member nations adhere to the rule of law. The foreign ministers of the two right-wing...

European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritas Schinas, speaks during a media conference on the New Pact for Migration and Asylum at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)

EU tries to sell migrant pact amid claims the hardliners won

Sep. 24, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration officials struggled Thursday to sell their new plan to overhaul the bloc’s failed asylum system amid concern they have sold out to anti-migrant governments. Critics say the proposal focuses on rapidly deporting people who don’t qualify...

Wake Forest running back Kenneth Walker III (9) looks for room to run against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

Sep. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The European Tour has decided against having a limited number of fans for the Scottish Open next week. The tour says because of a recent update on the Scottish government's guidelines for COVID-19, the tournament at the...

A woman wearing a face mask walks to get tested for COVID-19 at a sampling station in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The Czech Republic has been been facing the second wave of infections. The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections has been setting new records almost on a daily basis, currently surpassing 3,000 cases in one day for the first time. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungary's Orban: Health care prepared for rising infections

Sep. 18, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister said Friday that the government has drawn up a “war plan” to defend against the new wave of the coronavirus pandemic and that the country’s health care system is prepared to handle to rising number of new virus cases. Prime...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wears a mask as he sits alone in his box in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Latest: Bayern Munich offers free virus tests to fans

Sep. 14, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich has offered free coronavirus tests to fans with tickets for next week’s Super Cup in Hungary. The Hungarian authorities require fans arriving for the traditional European season opener to have a certified...

An elderly couple wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walks at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Sep. 12, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of...

Hungary: Critical radio may lose license; watchdog concerned

Sep. 11, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, the continent’s democracy watchdog, on Friday expressed her concerns about a decision by Hungarian media authorities not to renew the broadcast license of a radio station which often airs views critical of the...