German president sharply criticizes Beijing over Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Beijing to reverse a draconian national security law that it recently imposed on Hong Kong, describing the legislation a...

Polish presidential vote — Duda ahead in exit poll, but too close to call

Polish President Andrzej Duda staked an early claim to victory in Sunday's razor-edge election to decide between two very different political paths for the country. The election sees right-wing p...

UN: Libyan coast guard intercepts 83 Europe-bound migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted 83 migrants on a boat heading for Europe and brought them to a detention center in western Libya, the U.N. migration agency said Sunday. ...

For recognized refugees in Greece, the hardship isn't over

A Syrian woman named Amal is crouching on a street corner in downtown Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city. Amal is the Arabic word for hope, but the woman seems more frightened than anythin...

EU: Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track' after video meeting

The European Union on Sunday applauded the efforts of Serbia and Kosovo's leaders in breathing fresh life into a frozen dialogue process. The praise came after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic ...

Austria forces Afghans back to face war and terror

Until the moment he made it to Austria at the age of 16, Ali's short life had been filled with fear and struggle. He grew up afraid not only of the brutal Taliban in his hometown of Ghazni, south-...

Austria's Kurz lays out conditions for EU coronavirus recovery deal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Sunday laid out the conditions for him to approve a controversial European Union coronavirus pandemic recovery package. "If we are spending a great deal of ...

Serbia, Kosovo leaders in new talks face same old issues

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo resumed talks Sunday aimed at normalizing their long-strained relations, more than 20 years after Belgrade sent troops into its former territory to cru...

Poland holds momentous, tight presidential election runoff

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Voting started Sunday in Poland’s razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafa...

UN voting for aid to Syria's rebel area through 1 crossing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council was voting Saturday on a resolution that would extend humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest from Turkey through just one cr...

Hong Kong: German minister defends China ties

Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier defended Germany's continuing trade relationship with China, following the passing of a controversial new security bill in Hong Kong. "It has alway...

Kosovo extends EU’s rule of law mission mandate

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Saturday announced a one-year extension of the mandate of the European Union’s mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo. Hashim Thaci...

Anti-German sentiment colors Polish president's election campaign

For a long while, it looked like Polish President Andrzej Duda would be able to win an absolute majority in the first round of elections, making Sunday's runoff unnecessary. But on June 28, Duda, ...

Poland faces momentous choice in tight presidential runoff

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Voters in Poland on Sunday will decide a tight runoff election between populist incumbent President Andrzej Duda and his liberal pro-European Union challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal...

Srebrenica massacre 25th anniversary overshadowed by pandemic

A ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre took place on Saturday in Potocari in Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the site of what is considered the worst atrocity on European soil...