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The Latest: Pope Francis urges compassion for migrants

May. 27, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A day after the European Parliament elections, Pope Francis issued his annual message on migrants and said the attitude that they are the source of all of society's ills "is an alarm bell warning of the moral decline" the world...

Europe wakes up to climate concerns after green wave in vote

May. 27, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere celebrated big gains in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale student protests over recent months. Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning...

UK Brexit Party scores big as Conservatives, Labour bashed

May. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Britain should get set to leave the European Union without a divorce deal, after a European Parliament election saw his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces carve up the U.K.'s votes at the expense of the long-dominant larger parties. The U.K.'s governing...

No Experience Needed: Japan opts for Women's World Cup youth

May. 27, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

NARASHINO, Japan (AP) — Jun Endo turned 19 a few days ago and is headed to her first Women's World Cup. The Japan forward has lots of company. Sixteen others on the 23-player roster are also going for the first time. "I think age doesn't matter when it comes to playing football," Endo said, speaking...

European victory gives Salvini more leverage in Italy

May. 27, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The League party of Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European elections, with sky-rocketing support that bolsters his role as the flagbearer of the nationalist and far-right forces in Europe and could also shake up politics at home. With...

Today in History

May. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 27, the 147th day of 2019. There are 218 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today's Highlight in History: On May 27, 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 lives, three days after the...

Brexit Party wins, Conservatives bashed in UK's EU voting

May. 26, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party was all but wiped out in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's stalled European Union exit flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties. The main opposition Labour Party also faced a drubbing in a vote that upended...

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...

Na cruises to stress-free victory at Colonial

May. 26, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Sunday. Na opened with a two-shot lead and was in front by at least that many for the final 16 holes after putting his second...

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...