Latest European Union News

Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

Jun. 23, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about 16...

Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

Jun. 23, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland's right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections. The 74-year-old Walesa spoke at a meeting of opposition parties and...

The Latest: Macron wants asylum centers to hold migrants

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that France and Spain want arriving migrants in Europe to be quickly placed in "closed centers" so authorities can decide whether they're eligible to apply for asylum. Macron spoke...

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

Jun. 23, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future. A brawl that the United States...

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to delay or...

A look at candidates running in Turkey's presidential race

Jun. 23, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is holding snap presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday — more than a year earlier than scheduled. The elections will usher in a new system of governance giving the president expanded powers that was narrowly approved in a referendum last year. A look at the...

EU election observers deploy for historic Zimbabwe election

Jun. 23, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The European Union has deployed election observers in Zimbabwe for the first time in 16 years as the country prepares for its first vote since independence without longtime leader Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe ally who took office after Mugabe stepped...

2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy

Jun. 23, 2018 4:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — While it's still unclear what Brexit will look like when it happens next year, the decision to leave has already had a clear effect on the economy: households are poorer, companies are more cautious about investing, and the property market has cooled. In the two years since the vote to leave...

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after OPEC...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as energy companies surge

Jun. 22, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing higher Friday as oil prices and energy companies rallied. OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. U.S. crude jumped 4.6 percent and Exxon Mobil advanced 2.1...