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Trump will meet with Polish President Duda as NATO leaders call for additional support for Ukraine

Apr. 17, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Wednesday in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda, a staunch supporter of Ukraine who once proposed naming a military base in his country “Fort Trump." The planned dinner meeting,...

Major Berlin show marks 250th anniversary of German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's birth

Apr. 17, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A major show of Caspar David Friedrich's iconic landscapes that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth is opening in Berlin, where he made his breakthrough and where a 1906 exhibition kicked off an enduring revival of interest in the German Romantic master. The show...

European Union questions TikTok on new app that pays users for watching

Apr. 17, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators said Wednesday they're seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos. The European Commission said it sent TikTok a “request for information” on the TikTok Lite app that has been...

UN report points to yawning gap of inequality in sexual and reproductive health worldwide

Apr. 17, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A new study says an African woman is roughly 130 times more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth complications than a woman in Europe or North America, the U.N. population fund reported Wednesday as it decried widening inequality in sexual and reproductive health and rights...

Georgia's parliament votes to approve so-called 'Russian law' targeting media in first reading

Apr. 17, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's parliament has voted in the first reading to approve a proposed law that would require media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad. Opponents say the...

MotoGP racing for new momentum in America, with hopes of riding an F1-like surge into the future

Apr. 17, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new American team with ties to the NASCAR stock car series, a new television deal in the United States and upcoming American ownership. MotoGP, global motorcycle racing’s version of Formula 1, looks primed for a bid to copy F1’s explosive growth in...

An EU-wide survey shows that defense and security are among key issues ahead of upcoming elections

Apr. 17, 2024 05:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia's invasion of Ukraine is at the forefront of European Union citizens' minds, with defense and security seen as key campaign issues ahead of the June elections, according to a study published Wednesday. At national level, the EU's defense and security is...

Croatia votes in a parliamentary election that's a showdown between its president and prime minister

Apr. 17, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is voting Wednesday in a parliamentary election after a campaign that centered on a bitter rivalry between the president and prime minister of the country. The ballot pits the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, led by Prime...

European far-right conference resumes a day after police shut down the event

Apr. 17, 2024 04:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — An international conference of far-right politicians and supporters resumed in Brussels on Wednesday after the organizers launched a legal challenge against the authorities in the Belgian capital who feared the event could pose a threat to public order. Hungarian...

EU leaders wanted to talk competitiveness. Middle East tensions and Ukraine top their summit list

Apr. 17, 2024 02:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders’ discussions at a summit in Brussels were set to focus on the bloc’s competitiveness in the face of increased competition from the United States and China. Tensions in the Middle East and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine decided...