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Poland's parliament OKs tighter grip on judicial branch

Jul. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament voted Friday to approve legislation that will make it easier for the ruling party to appoint the president and members of the Supreme Court and influence judges. It was the latest development in the right-wing ruling party's overhaul of the justice system that has...

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Jul. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic. Orban and Netanyahu held a joint news...

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

Jul. 17, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse, Trump spent Monday cozying up to EU adversary Vladimir Putin in an extraordinary chummy summit with the Russian...

Poland finds thousands of remains while improving city park

Jul. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in central Poland have halted improvements at a city park after archeologists found human remains at the site, a former Evangelical cemetery which held tens of thousands of bodies that were supposed to have been exhumed and moved in the 1950s. Post-World War II documents say...

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

Jul. 16, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. Speaking before Trump and Putin were due to meet in Helsinki, European Council President Donald Tusk...

The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

Jul. 12, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV...

The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

Jul. 12, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening...

Trump's tough NATO talk plays well on eastern flank

Jul. 12, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — While President Donald Trump's hectoring at the NATO summit alarmed many in the West, his message was mostly embraced Thursday along the alliance's eastern flank — the region that feels most threatened by an assertive Russia. From Poland and the tiny Baltic states down to Romania,...

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump...

The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign...