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EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy

May. 18, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm moved Wednesday to jump-start plans for the 27-nation bloc to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine, proposing a nearly 300 billion-euro ($315 billion) package that includes more efficient use of fuels and faster rollout of...

EU commission proposes plan to fight child pornography

May. 11, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm on Wednesday unveiled a plan to require online platforms to detect and report the sharing of child sex abuse images on the internet, which quickly triggered privacy concerns. The regulation, which needs to be endorsed by member...

Catalan: Spain spy chief admits legally hacking some phones

May. 05, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A leading Catalan separatist politician said Thursday that Spain's top intelligence official acknowledged that her agency had hacked into the cellphones of “some” of the dozens of politicians reported to be targeted by spyware but she said it had proper judicial...

France: EU fraud agency investigating candidate Le Pen

Apr. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union's fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was...

China rejects sanctions as Ukraine war tops summit agenda

Apr. 01, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — China on Friday renewed its criticism of Western sanctions against Russia, as top European Union officials sought assurances from Beijing that it would not help Moscow circumvent the economic measures imposed in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Chinese...

Maltese vote in general election with some firsts for nation

Mar. 26, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Voters in Malta headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new Parliament and decide which party will be in government for the coming five years on the Mediterranean island nation. Voting began at 7 a.m. (0600GMT) and ends at 10 p.m., with results expected...

EU agrees on new digital rules to rein in Big Tech dominance

Mar. 25, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union set the stage for a stepped-up crackdown on big tech companies with an agreement on landmark digital rules to rein in online “gatekeepers" such as Google and Facebook parent Meta. EU officials agreed late Thursday on wording for the bloc's...

EU officials agree on rules to rein in Big Tech dominance

Mar. 24, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials agreed Thursday on a landmark provisional agreement aimed at clamping down on the biggest online companies, dubbed digital “gatekeepers,” by laying out a list of dos and don’ts. With those rules, the bloc is seeking to prevent tech...

Journalist killed in Mexico, eighth so far this year

Mar. 16, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another journalist was shot to death in Mexico on Tuesday, the eighth murdered so far this year in an unprecedented spate of killings that has made Mexico the most dangerous place in the world for the press. Reporters and photographers have been murdered this...

With Ukraine war, Europe's geopolitical map is moving again

Mar. 09, 2022 07:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Even though Russia has lost influence and friends since the collapse of the Soviet empire in 1989, the nuclear superpower still holds sway over several of its neighbors in Europe and keeps others in an uneasy neutrality. The Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine...