Germany, France help Western Balkans get rid of illicit arms

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Germany and France have launched a project fighting illicit firearms trafficking in the Western Balkans as part of preparations for those nations to seek European Union membersh...

The Latest: Tusk says UK Brexit plan 'won't work'

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks at the European Union summit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that key parts o...

Greek foreign minister confident on name deal with Macedonia

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says he's confident a preliminary deal to rename neighboring Macedonia will be fully ratified despite opposition in both countries. Ni...

The Latest: EU border agency to help Serbia control migrants

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the influx of migrants (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The European Union and Serbia have agreed that the b...

EU, Britain on tightrope toward possible Brexit deal

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope as they attempt to thrash out a divorce deal in time for Britain's departure from the bloc next March. ...

EU says Airbnb will comply with demands to clarify pricing

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say Airbnb has agreed to clarify its pricing system in response to complaints that they could mislead consumers. EU Consumer Commissioner Ver...

Norway's central bank raises rates for first time 7 years

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central bank has raised its key policy rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75 percent — its first increase in seven years. The Norges Ban...

Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging the European Union to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa. Kurz...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

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___ No way out? US, China tariffs may become the 'new normal' WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting hard...

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

BRUSSELS (AP) — European authorities say they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website. ...

The Latest: EU chief says UK's Brexit offer must be reworked

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's looming exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A top European Union official says key parts of Britain's of...

Macedonian court rejects bids to scrap name referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North Macedonia." ...

Romania: Party colleagues want leader out over graft trial

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Three senior members of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party have urged the party's powerful chairman to resign, saying he's a liability due to a conviction for abuse of ...