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Europe at crossroads as far right makes big gains in vote

May. 27, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The traditional centrist leaders of Europe have been assailed from the nationalist, anti-immigration far-right and the environmental activist left in polarized, continentwide elections that will force pro-European moderates into forging new alliances. Right now, the main issue uniting those...

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

May. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28...

Key countries to watch after high-stakes Europe-wide vote

May. 26, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After voters in all 28 European Union countries elected a new shared parliament , here are results in some key countries that will help determine Europe's direction: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the...

EU elections primer: How they work, what happened

May. 26, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters have turned out in record numbers to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. More than 400 million voters in 28 nations had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a...

The Latest: First Turkish Cypriot elected to EU parliament

May. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Voters in ethnically divided Cyprus have elected a Turkish Cypriot to the European Parliament for the first time since the island nation joined the 28-member bloc in 2004. Niyazi Kizilyurek, who teaches at the...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

May. 25, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon. France's counter-terrorism prosecutor, Remy Heitz, said an investigation has been opened for...

The Latest: PM May resigns, won't lead Britain out of EU

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime...

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

May. 24, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said. France's anti-terrorist office opened an inquiry into the blast and the anti-terrorism...

French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

May. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get." Le Pen said before a final rally Friday that President Emmanuel Macron's party "must not be first Sunday night." France has 34 lists but...

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party has won the most seats in the Netherland's European Parliament election, which delivered a fractured result. The...