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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, second right, are taking a family photo with Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic, right, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, left and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, second left, at the start of a Visegrad Group summit in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 3, 2020, as Poland takes the rotating presidency of the regional cooperation group.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland wants generous EU budget for Central Europe

Jul. 3, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that the European Union’s budget for the next seven years should be generous for Central European nations, which aim to help drive the economic recovery from the coronavirus recession. Duda spoke to open a summit of prime ministers of...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Dutch drug sellers get 5-year prison terms in Hungary

Jun. 29, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Dutch men have been sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs at a popular Budapest music festival last summer, a Hungarian court ruled Monday Prosecutors had recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years and appealed the court’s decision, seeking longer...

Bud Cauley tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

Jun. 26, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Morehouse College canceled its football and cross country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College in Atlanta competes at the NCAA...

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, left, and Cyprus' Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides speak during a news conference at the Cypriot foreign ministry on Friday, June 26, 2020. Szijjarto is in Cyprus for one-day visit. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Hungary worries virus could spur more migration to Europe

Jun. 26, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Hungarian government is “very concerned” that the coronavirus pandemic will trigger more waves of migrants trying to reach Europe from poorer nations where the disease will have a greater impact, the country's foreign minister said Friday. Hungarian Foreign...

Davis Cup, Fed Cup finals pushed to 2021 because of pandemic

Jun. 26, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals were scrapped for 2020 by the International Tennis Federation on Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and both competitions will resume next year. The Davis Cup men’s competition was supposed to have qualifying matches for future finals this...

Before entering the field gates for football strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School, athletic Trainer Joey Pena, right, uses a thermometer on the forehead of sophomore running back Gervawn Neville for a temperature check Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, some are now letting high school athletes return for summer workouts before teachers have even figured out how they are going to hold classroom instruction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men’s basketball player has virus

Jun. 23, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A second member of the Tennessee men’s basketball team has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Tennessee had reported Friday that one player had tested positive. School officials announced Tuesday that a...

European Union envoy for the negotiations Miroslav Lajcak, left, listens Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference after talks in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, June 22, 2020. Europe and the United States are coordinating efforts toward urging Serbia and Kosovo to reach a deal. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbian populist wins landslide as many parties boycott

Jun. 22, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president on Monday called for swift resumption of European Union-mediated talks on Kosovo after bolstering his hold on power at home in an overwhelming election victory for his governing right-wing party. A preliminary official vote count of Sunday's parliamentary...

Hungary's main online news site says independence in danger

Jun. 21, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s leading online news site said Sunday that its editorial staff and independence are at risk because of a reorganization attempt that could compromise its journalistic integrity. Index.hu moved its “ independence barometer,” set up in 2018 after an...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest against then planned new NGO and CEU laws, at the Heroes Square in Budapest. The European Union's Court of Justice says that restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations does not comply with EU law. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary law on NGOs' foreign funding found to break EU rules

Jun. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations do not comply with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union said Thursday. The Luxembourg-based court said that Hungarian regulations — in effect since 2017 and nominally meant...