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EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

Navalny, Afghan women on shortlist for EU rights prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a group of Afghan women are on the shortlist to win to European Union's top human righs prize. Completing the trio of final nominees for the Sakharov Prize is imprisoned Bolivian politician and...

Consortium behind Pegasus Project wins EU journalism prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group that provided further evidence that it was used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, won the top European Union journalism prize...

Court rules Polish Constitution has primacy over EU laws

Oct. 07, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's constitutional court ruled Thursday that Polish laws have supremacy over those of the European Union in areas where they clash, a decision likely to embolden the country's right-wing government and worsen its already troubled relationship with the EU. ...

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont freed temporarily in Sardinia

Oct. 04, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SASSARI, Sardinia (AP) — Catalonia's former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a Sardinian courthouse Monday after a judge delayed a decision on Spain's extradition request and said he was free to travel. Puigdemont left with his lawyers, shook hands and...

Dubai's Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19

Oct. 03, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world's fair during the pandemic, as the prestigious event draws scrutiny of labor conditions in the United Arab...

Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

Oct. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Expo 2020 on Saturday offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on site during construction of the massive world's fair, first saying five and then later three. In a later statement, Expo apologized and...

Hungary: EU delegation raises questions about spyware use

Oct. 01, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A lack of answers from Hungary's government about alleged spying on journalists, politicians and business figures has raised questions for a fact-finding committee of the European Union's legislature on whether the government itself may be behind the surveillance. ...

Three candidates advance in Hungary's first national primary

Oct. 01, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three candidates aiming to unseat Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban in elections next spring have cleared the first round of a countrywide opposition primary contest that was the first in the Central European nation's history. ...

Dubai to find out if pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 will pay off

Sep. 28, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A computer-graphic-soaked advertisement featuring Australian actor and Hollywood heartthrob Chris Hemsworth beckons the world to Dubai's upcoming Expo 2020, promising a “world of pure imagination” as children without facemasks race across a futuristic...