Ruling party reacts to claims of Moldova democracy imperiled

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's governing party is acknowledging the democratic shortcomings laid out in a European Parliament report this week, but downplayed blame directed at the government. . ...

The Latest: Reports say UK, EU negotiators seal Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British and Irish media say U.K. and EU negotiator...

Germany's Merkel calls for creation of an EU army

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should work toward creating its own joint army, just after marking the centenary of the end of World War I with world leaders in...

Romanian PM insists country is ready for EU presidency

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister dismissed suggestions from the president that the country is not prepared to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union on Jan. 1. ...

UK says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy says Britain and the European Union are "almost within touching distance" of a Brexit deal after another late-night negotiating session. ...

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Hungary says EU's rule-of-law procedure deepens rift in bloc

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A senior Hungarian official says a European Union procedure launched against the country for allegedly undermining EU values and rule of law sharpens divisions between newer a...

German conservative voted lead candidate for top EU job

HELSINKI (AP) — German conservative politician Manfred Weber has won the race to lead the European Union's center-right parties into key EU elections in May. Weber was endorsed with ...

Christian acquitted of blasphemy freed from Pakistan jail

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail and while an offer from the European Parliament has been made to protect her family, ...

Polish ruling party chief puts best face on election results

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's populist ruling party has hailed its showing in local elections as an "all-out victory" despite the party's failure to win mayoral races in any of Poland's...

Chinese pressure delays bilateral investment agreement with EU: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pressure from China is responsible for the failure of talks about a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with the European Union to get off the ground, the Ministry of Foreign A...

UK-Canadian 'grand committee' seeks to question Zuckerberg

LONDON (AP) — Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada are urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet. ...

'Rage' against elite: Centrist leaders losing Europe's favor

LONDON (AP) — Angela Merkel's decision to step down as party leader even as she tries to keep her position as German chancellor highlights a trend bedeviling Europe's leaders: Centrist parties are fad...

What's at stake as Italy plays chicken with markets, EU

MILAN (AP) — Italy's government is playing a game of chicken with European authorities and financial markets over plans to spend big — and it's unclear whether the country can avoid a collision that w...

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has awarded its human rights prize to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism. Lawmakers fro...