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European Parliament website affected by cyberattack

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's web site came under a cyberattack by a pro-Moscow group only hours after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, the legislature's president said Wednesday. President Roberta Metsola said in...

Officials say the European Parliament website has been affected due to a hacking attack

Nov. 23, 2022 10:41 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say the European Parliament website has been affected due to a hacking attack.

EU urges bickering states to set aside migration differences

Nov. 23, 2022 07:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Wednesday appealed to member countries to set aside their deep differences over migration and press ahead with a long-delayed overhaul of the 27-nation bloc’s asylum system as tensions simmer between France and Italy. In recent...

EU parliament calls Russia terror sponsor in plenary vote

Nov. 23, 2022 06:56 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism for its invasion of and actions in Ukraine. In a lopsided 494-58 vote with 48 abstentions, the EU legislature sought to increase pressure on Moscow...

Lawmakers say EU isn't tackling phone surveillance scandal

Nov. 08, 2022 07:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's inquiry committee investigating the use of surveillance spyware by the bloc's governments said Tuesday the EU's executive arm and member countries are failing to properly tackle a surveillance scandal that has targeted opposition politicians and...

German chancellor's China visit sparks debate at home

Nov. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The timing of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's imminent trip to China and what signals he will give to Beijing have raised questions at home, a German member of the European Parliament said Thursday. Reinhard Butikofer of the Green Party, which is part of the...

EU approves ban on new combustion-engine cars from 2035

Oct. 28, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers and member countries reached a deal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by 2035. The deal EU negotiators sealed Thursday night is the first agreement of the bloc's “Fit for 55" package, which the bloc's executive...

EU Commission proposes tougher pollution rules

Oct. 26, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm sought on Wednesday to toughen up pollution restrictions to ensure that harmful pollutants are eliminated by 2050 to potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The European Commission's proposals center on...

EU awards top human rights prize to the people of Ukraine

Oct. 19, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The people of Ukraine and their representatives were awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday for their resistance to Russia's invasion and ongoing war. The EU award, named for Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, was created in 1988 to honor...

Malta marks 5 years since journalist killed, seeks justice

Oct. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, with calls for justice and praise for the courage of a woman whose death shocked Europe and exposed a culture of impunity on the Mediterranean island...