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Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

Apr. 25, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that questioning the powerful...

Italy requests EU plan against migrant wave from Libya

Apr. 24, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's government has written to the European Union asking it to prepare a plan of action to address the risk of a new wave of migrants escaping from the armed conflict in Libya. Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero spoke on Wednesday at a joint news conference in Rome after meeting with the...

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

Apr. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership. Graham Brady, chairman of a powerful party rules committee, said Wednesday the body had decided not to change the rule that a party leader can...

EU ambassador: Trump Cuba policy worries European companies

Apr. 24, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration's crackdown on business with Cuba's communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies on the island, according to the European Union's ambassador. "There's enormous worry," Ambassador Alberto Navarro told The Associated Press. "There are...

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that she lacks the power to make that happen on her own. Scots voted against independence 55% to 45% in a...

UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

Apr. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it is willing to look abroad again to get the right person. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of...

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision

Apr. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the market, the price of...

AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism

Apr. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new, more efficient leadership to successfully counter a populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China....

All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

Apr. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an...