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Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis wins 2nd term in runoff

Nov. 24, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of law. With 88% of the votes counted, the center-right Iohannis had 63.2% while Social Democratic Party leader Viorica...

Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 7:42 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over from former assistant Robert Moreno, who coached the team through qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. His last match was on Monday, a 5-0 rout of...

EU takes legal action against UK over commissioner dispute

Nov. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is piling pressure on Britain and has launched legal action against the departing member of the 28-country bloc over its decision not to name a candidate for the EU’s executive arm. The EU Commission said in a statement Thursday that it sent a letter of formal...

The Latest: European police break up migrant-smuggling ring

Nov. 14, 2019 8:19 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on immigration to Europe (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The European Union law enforcement agency says police across the continent have concluded a two-year investigation into a “massive” criminal network that was using trucks to smuggle migrants into...

3 new candidates for European Commission clear 1st hurdle

Nov. 12, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three new candidates for the European Commission have cleared a first hurdle in their nomination process after lawmakers scrutinizing possible conflicts of interest gave the go-ahead on Tuesday. The new Commission — the powerful executive arm of the European Union that proposes laws...

Romanian president to face former PM in presidential runoff

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian election authorities say President Klaus Iohannis will face Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted former prime minister, in the Nov. 24 presidential runoff. The Permanent Electoral Authority said Monday that the center-right Iohannis got 36.9% of the valid votes, while...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

The Latest: Exit polls see runoff in Romania president vote

Nov. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Two exit polls show President Klaus Iohannis picking up nearly 40% of the votes in the first round of Romania's presidential election, followed by Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted prime minister, with...

AP PHOTOS: Cream of tattoos on show at Romanian palace

Nov. 9, 2019 3:52 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In the slightly incongruous settings of an ornate late 19th century palace, a man with hundreds of metal piercings hangs in the air by hooks dug into his skin, next to a bearded giant tattooed from tip to toe. The display was part of the 10th International Tattoo Convention, which...

Romania's presidential election eclipsed by political crisis

Nov. 8, 2019 10:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are set to choose the country's new president Sunday, in a traditionally highly-contested election overshadowed this year by a political crisis which saw a minority government installed just days ago. Polls show incumbent center-right President Klaus Iohannis ahead with...