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The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

Czech prosecutors drop fraud charges against Czech PM

Sep. 13, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague prosecutors said Friday they have decided to drop charges against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis over an alleged $2 million fraud involving European Union subsidies. The prosecutors announced their decision after evaluating the police recommendation to indict Babis. They also...

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

Sep. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, decided Thursday to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site, a move that angered Russia. Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the...

Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm. The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad...

Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Sep. 12, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday he told his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis he could not take part...

Czech leader wants to revoke Kosovo's recognition

Sep. 11, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Czech president on Wednesday kept up his denigration of Kosovo, suggesting that his government revoke its recognition of Serbia's former province as an independent nation — an idea promptly dismissed by the Czech Republic's foreign minister. Czech President Milos Zeman...

Czech President Zeman tells Serbia that he dislikes Kosovo

Sep. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman dislikes Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose declaration of independence Serbia does not recognize. As he landed in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Tuesday, greeted by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Zeman said in English: "I like Serbia and...

Naming of new Czech culture minister averts political crisis

Aug. 27, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president has appointed a new culture minister, ending a political dispute that could have caused the government to fall. President Milos Zeman swore in former Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek to the new Cabinet post on Tuesday after months of refusing to replace the previous...

Former Czech foreign minister to become new culture minister

Aug. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused the government to fall. President Milos Zeman is ready to appoint former Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek as the country's new culture minister, his...