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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

AP Explains: A look at the verdict in Spain separatist trial

Oct. 14, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in an illegal and failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017. Former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras...

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017. The court on Monday sentenced the former regional vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds. The 12 were tried for...

EU lawmakers reject France's nominee, deliver blow to Macron

Oct. 10, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions, his nominee for the next European Commission was rejected Thursday by EU lawmakers assessing whether she was fit for the job. Sylvie Goulard, a close ally of Macron, had been nominated to be part of incoming European Commission...

The Latest: France sees 'political game' in EU nominee vote

Oct. 10, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the confirmation hearings for the European Commission (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The French presidency is claiming a "political game" led European Union lawmakers to reject President Emmanuel Macron's nominee for the EU's executive commission. Macron's office said Sylvia...

French embattled EU nominee denies wrongdoing in fraud case

Oct. 2, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The French nominee for the next European Commission has faced a barrage of questions from European lawmakers over alleged misuse of EU funds and her consultancy work for a U.S. think tank while she was a MEP. A close ally of French president Emmanuel Macron, Sylvie Goulard has been selected...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Oct. 2, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attorneys met Wednesday with Israel's attorney general and other top law enforcement officials in Netanyahu's long-awaited pre-indictment hearing on a series of corruption scandals. The hearing is the last step before formal charges are pressed and has...

Cars taken from Equatorial Guinea leader's son sold for $27M

Sep. 29, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014 Lamborghini...

Trial set for former New Mexico athletic director

Sep. 27, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date next year for former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs on embezzlement and other charges. Krebs left the university in 2017 amid questions over spending. At the heart of the case are accusations that he used public money for a lavish...