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Polish court says founders of financial scam guilty of fraud

May. 20, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme in Poland were found guilty of fraud on Monday for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million, in one of the nation's biggest financial scandals. The Provincial Court in Gdansk, northern Poland, also found the...

EU's Tusk leads pro-Europe march in Poland before key vote

May. 18, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters marched Saturday in the Polish capital to celebrate the nation's European Union membership ahead of the key European Parliament election this week. In Warsaw, EU Council President and Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, and numerous...

Migration and Trump on the menu as EU candidates face off

May. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leading candidates in the European Union elections grappled with the thorny issue of migration, rising nationalism and even testy ties with U.S. President Donald Trump in a largely drama-free debate Wednesday barely a week before May 23-26 polls. Quizzed by three European journalists...

EU leaders commit to unity despite major divisions

May. 9, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — Despite the impending departure of Britain, the remaining European Union countries committed Thursday to stick together "through thick and thin" to emerge as a stronger world power after years of internal divisions. "The world doesn't sleep," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as 27...

The Latest: Romanian soccer hero scores again for EU's Tusk

May. 9, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit in Romania (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Not everybody comes with gloves to a European Union summit, but European Council President Donald Tusk could not resist. At least, they weren't boxing gloves. While in Romania, where EU leaders held a...

EU 'stands united' behind Cyprus over Turkish drilling bid

May. 9, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — The European Union "stands united" with Cyprus, a top official from the bloc said Thursday, after the Cypriot president blasted Turkey's bid to drill for gas in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights as a "new invasion." European Council...

Pro-LGBT poster with revered icon stirs Poland

May. 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rights groups and government critics in Poland protested Tuesday after police temporarily detained a human rights activist for putting up posters depicting the country's most revered Catholic icon with the LGBT rainbow on the halos of Mary and baby Jesus. Prosecutors in the central...

EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

May. 7, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground. Juncker said Tuesday that voters should ask themselves what the "European landscape" would...

Faltering Brexit talks limp on amid UK political impasse

Apr. 29, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's quiet out there. Probably too quiet. Britain is due to leave the European Union in six months, but you wouldn't know it from the country's news headlines or the debates in Parliament. The issue that consumed the country for almost three years has been reduced to a murmur. The EU has...

Putin says he'll brief US on summit with Kim

Apr. 25, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization. The two leaders' first one-on-one did not indicate...