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The Latest: Danish populists unhappy with poor EU result

May. 27, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A senior member of the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Danish People's Party has expressed dissatisfaction with the party's poor showing in the European Parliament election. Kenneth Kristensen Berth says that "this was not what...

D-Day's 75th anniversary renews interest in some classrooms

May. 27, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North...

Dane in lead to become mayor of German port city of Rostock

May. 27, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Danish businessman is in the lead to become mayor of Rostock and become the first non-German citizen to head a large city in Germany. The German news agency dpa reported Monday that 46-year-old Claus Ruhe Madsen received 34.6% in the first round of voting for the mayor's post in the...

Europe at crossroads as far right makes big gains in vote

May. 27, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europeans woke Monday to a new political reality after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the EU's main center-right and center-left parties and revealed a changed political landscape where the far-right, pro-business groups and environmentalists will be forces to be...

Greens surge as German governing parties perform poorly

May. 26, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties slid to their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year, while the Greens surging to second place in the European Parliament vote amid increasing concern about climate...

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

May. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28...

Key countries to watch after high-stakes Europe-wide vote

May. 26, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After voters in all 28 European Union countries elected a new shared parliament , here are results in some key countries that will help determine Europe's direction: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the...

The Latest: First Turkish Cypriot elected to EU parliament

May. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Voters in ethnically divided Cyprus have elected a Turkish Cypriot to the European Parliament for the first time since the island nation joined the 28-member bloc in 2004. Niyazi Kizilyurek, who teaches at the...

Beckham scores as United faces Bayern 20 years after CL win

May. 26, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson's side against a Bayern Munich team in the "Treble Reunion" match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final. Fans young and...

Germany's Social Democrats head for a pasting in Bremen vote

May. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Social Democrats, Germany's main center-left party, appears headed for its worst-ever result in a state election in Bremen, which it has run for 73 years, as well as a dire showing in the European Parliament election. Exit polls for ARD and ZDF television put support for the Social...