Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party. Tudorel Toader says in a statement Thursd...

Corporate deal-making dips in 1Q on trade, economy fears

Lingering trade spats and a fears of a global economic slowdown stunted corporate deal-making worldwide during the first quarter. Large, international deals that drove the acquisitio...

Google: Android users get browser, search options in EU case

LONDON (AP) — Google says it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ...

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___ To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999 NEW YORK (AP) — The furious rally for stocks this year, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tum...

Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is seeking a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the...

Czech police advise indictment of prime minister for fraud

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police are recommending the indictment of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. Prague's prosecution office said Wedn...

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednes...

UK inflation holds steady in March amid Brexit uncertainty

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain unexpectedly held steady in March, with economists suggesting that Brexit uncertainty prompted retailers to keep prices lower than would o...

The Latest: Spain to challenge US move on lawsuits vs Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 7:40 a.m. A senior official in Madrid says the Spanish government is ...

Spain wants EU to challenge US policy in Cuba

MADRID (AP) — A senior official says that the Spanish government is asking the European Union to challenge a U.S. move to allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating in properties seized from A...

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the wor...

US to allow lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolu...

Notre Dame fire shows the power of monuments to the French

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Monuments are the emotional backbone of France. That accounts for the despair over a blaze that killed no one, yet seared the collective soul. It is the power Notre Dame had ...

In Libya, a rogues' gallery of militias prepare for war

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya is on the verge of an all-out war involving a rogues' gallery of militias, many of which are little more than criminal gangs armed with heavy weapons. Th...

France's Le Pen wants Salvini to form populist EU group

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — France's Marine Le Pen, one of the leading voices of the far right in the European Union, is throwing her political weight behind Italian hard-line interior minister Matteo S...