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Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

May. 19, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time. The two-day conference reflects a deepening...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

EU's Russia sanctions effort slows over oil dependency

May. 16, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s efforts to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine appeared to bog down on Monday, as a small group of countries continued to oppose a ban on Russian oil imports. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the...

Radio station elevates voices of Hungary's Roma minority

May. 15, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary's Roma community are using the airwaves to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of the country's largest minority group. Radio Dikh — a Romani word that means “to see” — has...

Hungary's military finds mission in life for abused dog

May. 14, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's military has found a new mission in life for a talented dog who was rescued from abusive owners, recruiting 2-year-old Logan to serve in counterterrorism operations for an elite bomb squad. The Belgian shepherd is undergoing intensive training as...

Ukraine asks G7 to step up arms supply, pressure on Russia

May. 13, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Friday that his country is willing to engage in diplomatic talks with Russia to unblock grain supplies and to achieve a political solution to the war in Ukraine but won’t accept ultimatums from Moscow. Foreign Minister...

Google strikes content deals with 300 European publishers

May. 11, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google said Wednesday that it struck licensing deals with 300 news publishers in Europe in its latest effort to comply with a recently introduced European Union copyright law. The tech giant signed the agreements with national, local and specialist news publications...

EXPLAINER: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

May. 10, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the European Union tries to impose sanctions on Russian oil over the war in Ukraine, Hungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc's 27 member nations. The president of the EU's executive commission, Ursula...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

May. 05, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Across Europe, rising energy prices are testing the resolve of ordinary consumers and business owners who are caught between the continent’s dependence on cheap Russian energy and its revulsion over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Governments are...