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'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Slovak prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Sep. 17, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote over the alleged contacts between a senior government official and a controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist. Only 62 lawmakers in the 150-seat Parliament voted to dismiss...

Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm. The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad...

Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Sep. 12, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday he told his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis he could not take part...

UN nuclear watchdog has 4 candidates to take top job

Sep. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four candidates from three continents hope to succeed the late Yukiya Amano as the director general of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Cornel Feruta of Romania, its chief coordinator under Amano and currently the acting director...

Slovak far-right lawmaker loses seat for racism toward Roma

Sep. 3, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A far-right party lawmaker in Slovakia has lost his parliament seat after the country's Supreme Court upheld his conviction for racism. The Slovak Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed with a lower court that Milan Mazurek of the People's Party Our Slovakia made illegal racist...

Murray makes it to 3rd round in Challenger event in Spain

Aug. 27, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray defeated Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy on Tuesday. After cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 win against 17-year-old unranked Frenchman Imran Sibille in the first round,...

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in which...

Lightning strikes kill 5, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

Aug. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with...