The Latest: EU pledges support for new leader in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the results of Ukraine's presidential vote in which TV actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy won in a landslide (all times local): 12 noon Th...

Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was...

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia's populist leader

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have turned up at an anti-government protest in Belgrade a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid t...

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely." Britain wa...

Thousands gather for rally supporting populist Serbia leader

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands are gathering in Belgrade for a mass rally in support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking to counter months of protests demanding more democratic fr...

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the...

Thousands rally in Kiev in support of incumbent president

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands have rallied in the Ukrainian capital to support President Petro Poroshenko who is trailing in opinion polls ahead of this Sunday's election. Poroshenk...

US official lauds Cyprus' anti-money laundering efforts

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A senior U.S. Treasury Department official says Cyprus has done "outstanding" work to curtail money laundering. Treasury Department Assistant Secretary Marshal...

Ukraine candidates: Experience vs image

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday will pit image against experience, with polls suggesting TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy heading for an overwhelming victory against Pres...

Openfind is first Taiwanese web security company to pass ISO27550 review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Online security company Openfind Information Technology, Inc. (網擎資訊) has become the first Taiwanese business to pass the review for the European Union’s General Data...

In Ukrainian candidate's hometown, a cry for change

KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of this grim industrial city in eastern Ukraine say they are exhausted by a daily battle for survival amid low wages and soaring bills. Many of them believe a nati...

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...