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The Latest: Leader of Spain's far-right party votes

May. 26, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The leader of Spain's upstart far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, asked Spaniards to make "their voice heard" after he cast his ballot in Madrid. "We come to these elections calling for participation from...

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

May. 26, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been campaigning hard to boost his...

No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative

May. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election. Undeterred, they've come up with novel and creative ways From short "reality newscasts"...

New pro swim league to hold meets in US, Europe this fall

May. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship in a temporary pool in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League announced its schedule Tuesday. The season begins Oct. 4-5 in...

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma

May. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

TOROSZENTMIKLOS, Hungary (AP) — A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population. About 400 people attended Tuesday evening's rally by Our Homeland Movement in the east-central city of Torokszentmiklos, but a plan to...

Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

May. 21, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner....

Italy's Salvini snubs far-right label for nationalist allies

May. 17, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's right-wing League party on Friday rejected the label "far-right" for an alliance of like-minded populist leaders that are aiming to join forces and weaken European Union bureaucracy after next week's elections across the bloc. Matteo Salvini will lead a rally Saturday in...

Hungary confirms plan to buy medium-range missiles from US

May. 17, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister has confirmed his country's plans to buy medium-range air defense missiles from the United States. Viktor Orban said Friday on state radio that it is too soon to give more details about the deal, but that "the construction of the modern Hungarian army is...

UEFA launch women's soccer strategy plan ahead of World Cup

May. 17, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday. The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number of women and girls playing the game, and...

Hungary far-right party forms uniformed 'self-defense' group

May. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A far-right party in Hungary said Tuesday it was forming a uniformed "self-defense group" in the spirit of another vigilante group ordered to disband a decade ago after it intimidated Roma residents in the countryside. Laszlo Toroczkai, head of the Our Homeland Movement, said the...