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EU equality official slams extreme-right violence in Italy

Oct. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Union's equality commissioner on Wednesday called for a united, swift response to rising extreme-right violence in Europe following the recent storming of union offices in Rome by neo-fascist sympathizers. Commissioner Helena Dalli was...

Black Democratic chair gets lynching threat over Trump essay

Oct. 19, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first Black chair of Iowa’s Democratic Party says he received a series of racist messages, including a lynching threat, after writing an opinion piece in a local newspaper criticizing former President Donald Trump and the state Republican officials who stood...

EXPLAINER: Why some fear a 'Polexit' from European Union

Oct. 19, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is a focus of European attention this week, with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing the European Parliament on Tuesday and leaders at a European Union summit expected later this week to grapple with a legal conundrum created by a recent ruling by...

Merkel backs dialogue with Poland over tensions with EU

Oct. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Poland's European Union partners need to step away from confrontation and instead talk to the government in Warsaw to seek solutions to the difficulties in their relationship. Last week, Poland's...

Ukraine: Nationalists protest peace deal on separatist areas

Oct. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 Ukrainian nationalists marched across the capital Kyiv Thursday to demand the repudiation of peace agreements for eastern Ukraine that promised a broad autonomy to the separatist regions. Demonstrators also denounced Ukrainian President...

Serbia's leader defends right to buy weapons where he wants

Oct. 12, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will continue arming itself with Russian, Chinese and other weapons, its president said Tuesday, despite fears in the region and the West that the Balkan country's recent military buildup could lead to more tensions in part of Europe which is still reeling...

'Polexit' fears spark large pro-EU protests across Poland

Oct. 10, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Large protests were held across Poland on Sunday to show support for the European Union after the nation’s constitutional court ruled this week that the Polish constitution overrides some EU laws. Critics of the right-wing nationalist government...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

Oct. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats against the self-governing island. Xi spoke at an official celebration...

Doubt lingers in Balkans after years of broken EU promises

Oct. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Twenty years ago, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had narrowly avoided a civil war and NATO was collecting weapons held by ethnic Albanian rebels under an internationally backed agreement meant to shore up peace. The tiny Balkans country was in...

US raises concern as China flies warplanes south of Taiwan

Oct. 03, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Chinese military flew 16 warplanes over waters south of Taiwan on Sunday as the United States expressed concern about what it called China's “provocative military action” near the self-governing island that China claims. China sent 38...