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Swiss to elect new legislature, as polls suggest Green gains

Oct. 19, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters elect their parliament this weekend, a challenge for the populist right that has been dominant until now and an opportunity for green parties as environmental concerns have swept up much of Europe this year. Political analyst Pascal Sciarini of the University of Geneva cites a...

The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president Aoun

Oct. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Michel Aoun has received a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering." Aoun's office posted a photo of the...

Timeline of Catalan separatism that has rocked Spain

Oct. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times. The 12 were at the forefront of a secession attempt in 2017 that led to the biggest political crisis in Spain's modern history. Polls show that...

Trudeau could lose power in Canada's election Monday

Oct. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Bremmer, a prominent foreign policy expert, said Canada's party at the world economic forum is usually "the sleepiest thing you could do." It is typically held at a...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip. The Rock's about 34,000 residents didn't want to leave the European Union — in the 2016...

Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

Oct. 15, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Violent clashes erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the demonstrations. Thousands of people held vigils...

Poland's right-wing wins but leader Kaczynski wants more

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski has guided Poland's conservative ruling party to capture the biggest electoral share for any party in 30 years of democracy in Poland — yet the man who has dreamed of power since childhood is still a bit disappointed. Kaczynski's focus on social benefits and...

3 EU nations say Brexit talks likely to go beyond summit

Oct. 14, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week's crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority in the lower house of parliament and another four-year term in government, according to final election results Monday. The party won almost 44% of votes, which translated...