Czechs use anniversary of Velvet Revolution to pressure PM

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs have gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. ...

Czech filmmaker Vojtech Jasny dies at age 93

PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. Slovacke divadlo, a theatre he frequently visited, sai...

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is marking the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Ge...

Makeup of new Polish government signals continuity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced the composition of his new Cabinet following elections last month — and it looks a lot like his outgoing government. ...

Spanish illustrator known for dark humor to open exhibition in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Well-known Spanish illustrator and cartoonist Joan Cornellà will showcase selections of his cynical figurative paintings and sculptures at the "I'M FULL OF...

Pompeo to visit US troops in Germany, meets leaders

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived for a two-day trip in Germany that includes meetings with German leaders and a visit to U.S. troops stationed in the country. ...

'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

LONDON (AP) — Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration th...

AP PHOTOS: Romania hosts carving of over 30,000 pumpkins

BUCHAREST, Hungary (AP) — The Romanian capital Bucharest has hosted what organizers claim is Europe's biggest pumpkin carving event. Thousands of visitors tried their hand at sculpti...

Malaysia bans comic book about China's Belt and Road for 'promoting communism'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a prohibition order on a controversial comic book titled "Belt and Road Initiative for Win-Winism (互利共贏的一帶一路)"...

AP Interview: Slovenia hails EU on Brexit, not enlargement

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's foreign minister said Tuesday the European Union showed unity during the Brexit negotiations, but failed in the Balkans when it couldn't agree to open accession t...

The Latest: Tusk says Polish democracy is strong

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's parliamentary election (all times local): 2:10 p.m. European Union chief Donald Tusk says regardless of political tensi...

Poles vote with ruling conservatives tipped for reelection

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles have begun voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski is favored to win easily, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and ...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has assert...

At a glance: Key factors in a critical Polish election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles vote Sunday for 460 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament, the Sejm, and for 100 in the Senate, for four-year terms. It is considered by many to be the most momentous ...

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the NBA?

KAOHSIUNG (Taipei News) — It seems like almost every week, a new international company, brand, or organization is falling over itself to apologize for hurting the feelings of citizens of the Peo...