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Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals

Jul. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia's president on Monday urged Central Europe to continue to pursue EU goals, while deploring the fact that the region will have no representative among the EU's top leaders. Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova spoke Monday during a visit to Warsaw, where she met Polish...

Tour de France: Groenewegen sprints to victory in Stage 7

Jul. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Less than a week ago in Brussels, Dylan Groenewegen sat dejected in the middle of a road, his body language oozing disappointment as he was attended by the Tour de France doctor. One of the fastest sprinters in the world with one of the most powerful teams, the Dutch...

Tour de France Stage 6 climb to rob also-rans of hidey holes

Jul. 10, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British rider's...

Slovak leader tells Chinese minister of human rights worries

Jul. 10, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has told China's foreign minister that she is worried about human rights in his country. President Zuzana Caputova met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Slovak capital of Bratislava on Wednesday. The president's office released a statement...

Gauff, 15, follows Venus win by reaching Wimbledon's 3rd Rd

Jul. 3, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There are ways in which Coco Gauff is just like any other 15-year-old American, watching whatever videos YouTube recommends for her, from makeup tutorials to anything that'll make her laugh. And then there is what happens when Gauff has a tennis racket in her hands, making her...

Kakko ready for answer if he's No. 1 or No. 2 in NHL draft

Jun. 20, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While he spoke quietly and did the best he could to answer in English, Kaapo Kakko was prepared for the attention that came his way when all of the top NHL draft prospects gathered together on a boat sitting dockside in Vancouver Harbor. He was surrounded by cameras and...

Former Slovak President Kiska creates new political party

Jun. 17, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party. Kiska says his "For People" party's ambition is to unite with other opposition forces to end the long-term dominance of the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party led by populist former Prime...

Zuzana Caputova inaugurated as 1st Slovak female president

Jun. 15, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Liberal environmental activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova was inaugurated Saturday as the first female president of Slovakia. Caputova took the oath of office at a special session of Parliament, becoming Slovakia's fifth president since it gained independence after the split of...

Hungary's Orban hosts Polish, Czech and Slovak leaders

Jun. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hosting a meeting with his counterparts from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to discuss the European Union, which will choose new leaders in coming weeks. Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny reported that the meeting...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...