The Latest: French test customs systems for no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:40 a.m. France's customs authorities are pushing ahead with preparations for a no-deal Brexit, testing comp...

New Taipei City reverses course on new design for house number plates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following widespread complaints about the aesthetic value and legibility of new house number plates, the New Taipei City Government decided Saturday to suspend their introductio...

New Taipei introduces new house number plates featuring local traits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The streets of New Taipei City in Taiwan are undergoing a makeover with the replacement of house number plates that seeks to inject a sense of aesthetics into the cityscap...

Jail terms for Austrian far-right group trying to incite coup

The Austrian regional court in Graz, capital of the state of Styria, on Friday jailed the self-appointed president of the "Federation of States" ["Staatenbund"] for 14 years, sayin...

AP Explains: Greek lawmakers vote on Macedonia name change

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are voting late Thursday on a deal with neighboring Macedonia that aims to end a nearly three decade-long dispute that has kept the former Yugoslav republic out o...

Man held after hitting barrier at Polish president's HQ

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda says that a man has been detained after ramming a car into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the presidential palace. ...

UK car sales slump after introduction of new emission tests

LONDON (AP) — Industry figures show that car sales in Britain slumped by a fifth in September after the introduction of new emission tests. The Society of Motor Manufacturers & T...

Greece holds 3 NGO members for allegedly aiding traffickers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly f...

Aston Martin is recreating James Bond's 'Goldfinger' DB5

Luxury auto group Aston Martin announced on Monday it will recreate 25 legendary DB5 cars. The original DB5 was used by secret agent James Bond in cinema classics such as "Goldfinger" (1964)...

Romanian expats return home for major anti-government protest

Hundreds of Romanian expatriates have driven across Europe for what is expected to be one of the biggest anti-government protests since the current administration came to power. The demonstrators, who...

Russian dissidents find refuge in Lithuania

Yevgeni Titov had been reporting on construction of the mammoth bridge connecting Crimea to mainland Russia in 2016, when he was followed home. The next day a cryptic message flashed on Arkady Babche...

Taiwan to issue new license plates for electric scooters

Taipei, Dec. 15 --The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) unveiled Friday five different types of license plates that will be issued to all newly-registered electric scooters and motorcycles beginni...

Family of Zimbabwean activist marks 2 years since abduction

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The family of an anti-government activist missing in Zimbabwe has marked the second anniversary of his abduction. Dozens of activists gathered in the capital,...

Border guards in Spain find migrants hidden in suitcase, car

MADRID (AP) — Guards on the border of Ceuta, Spain's enclave in North Africa, say they have recently detained one Moroccan suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants concealed in a suitcase and anoth...

4 injured, 1 seriously, when driver crashes into pedestrians

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Finland say at least four people were injured, one of them seriously, when a driver lost control over his car and crashed into pedestrians on a Helsinki sidewalk. ...