The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for ...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

President Tsai thanks visiting Prague mayor for support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday thanked visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib for his staunch support of Taiwan and said she hoped the relations between the two sides would contin...

EU Parliament approves controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to approve a controversial new copyright law that hands more power to news publishers and record companies. The deal brings measures that would make platforms...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, will visit Taiwan later this month to look at smart healthcare, transportation and energy on the island, reports said Sat...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor puts human rights above One China policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, wants to scrap a “One China” article from a sister city agreement with Beijing while professing interest in h...

Andrej Babis — The anti-migrant Czech premier and his migrant workers

36-year-old Van Ga Nguyen (name has been changed to protect identity) comes from North Vietnam. Like thousands of his fellow countrymen, he sought to improve his living standards by working in a Europ...

New gold rush: Energy demands soar in Iceland for bitcoins

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy mining bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electr...

Media mogul seen leading in Czech election despite scandals

PRAGUE (AP) — Elections in the Czech Republic this weekend are expected to leave the European Union with yet another euroskeptic government in Central Europe. Although the country bo...

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. EUROP...

Massachusetts Pirate Party looking for candidates for office

BOSTON (AP) — The Pirate Party is looking for a few good candidates for elected office — eye patches and parrots not required. Still on the fringes of the political spectrum in the U...

Striking out: Pirate Party fails to form new govt in Iceland

LONDON (AP) — Iceland's anti-authoritarian Pirate Party said Tuesday it has struck out in attempts to form a center-left government — the third failed round of coalition talks since an election six we...

Radical Pirate Party to seek to form government in Iceland

LONDON (AP) — Iceland's president has asked the anti-authoritarian Pirate Party to try to form a government, after two earlier rounds of coalition talks failed. The Pirates, who seek...

Iceland Left-Greens try to form govt, could bring in Pirates

LONDON (AP) — Iceland's president has asked the leader of the Left-Green Movement to try to form a government, after the leader of the biggest party in parliament failed to assemble a majority coaliti...