AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earl...

Ukraine recalls Council of Europe envoy over Russia vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to restore Ru...

Georgia's ruling party resists demand for minister's firing

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The ruling party in Georgia is ignoring opposition demands that the interior minister resign over a violent crackdown on protesters. The opposition walked out...

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party says the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of an...

A brief look at the history of Russia-Georgia relations

MOSCOW (AP) — Clashes between protesters and police in the capital of the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia have left more than 200 people injured, a bout of violence that was sparked by a Russian lawmaker ...

The Latest: Georgia's parliament speaker resigns

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The Latest on protests in the Georgian capital (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The speaker of Georgia's parliament has resigned in the aftermat...

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The countr...

Israel's Arab parties reunite for upcoming elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Four political parties representing Israel's Arab minority have announced they will unite for the upcoming parliamentary elections. After last spring's disappointing...

Spanish Socialists woo far-left party, offer no Cabinet jobs

MADRID (AP) — A senior official in Spain's center-left Socialist party says her party has offered "important administrative posts" to the far-left We Can party to secure its parliamentary support for ...

Romanian government survives no-confidence vote by lawmakers

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has survived a no-confidence vote by lawmakers, as opposition parties did not gather enough support in parliament for their motion to oust Prime Minister...

Czech PM to face no-confidence vote over subsidy scandal

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote over European Union subsidies paid to his former business empire. ...

Albania: Parliament starts procedure to oust the president

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has started the procedure to oust President Ilir Meta for violating the constitution with his attempt to cancel upcoming municipal elections. ...

EU's Tusk queried in Poland over his past policy as premier

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Top European Union official Donald Tusk is being questioned by a panel in his native Poland that is investigating cases of large-scale tax evasion during the time when he was the...

Neville's compassion for players shows new England culture

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — In the celebratory moments after England advanced to the next round of the Women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville gently kissed the head of forward Fran Kirby in recognition of ...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although di...