- Vote-counting taking place across Britain Updated: May-06-16 4:38 am
LONDON - Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results appeared Friday for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom.
- EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion' Updated: May-05-16 4:08 pm
ROME - Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making citizens feel safe amid the migrant crisis.
- Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain Updated: May-05-16 3:58 pm
ISTANBUL - Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.
- Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position Updated: May-05-16 2:12 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him -a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.
- Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit Updated: May-05-16 2:02 pm
PARIS - The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature.
- UN says nearly half a million children in limbo on asylum Updated: May-05-16 1:43 pm
- The Latest: 78 refugees rescued off Greece in 2 incidents Updated: May-05-16 1:26 pm
ROME - The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):
- Japan's Abe: Leaving EU could hurt Japanese investment in UK Updated: May-05-16 8:06 am
LONDON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Britain will be a less attractive destination for Japanese investment if it leaves the European Union.
- Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay Updated: May-05-16 7:13 am
ROME - A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they were supposed to accept.
- Europe Central Bank to halt production of 500-euro bills Updated: May-04-16 4:11 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers.
- UK's Cameron: EU exit would lead to 'decade of uncertainty' Updated: May-04-16 12:57 pm
LONDON - Advocates of leaving the European Union have not thought through its economic impact, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday, warning that an exit would spark "a decade of uncertainty."
- Massachusetts delegation questions Swedish lobster ban push Updated: May-04-16 12:34 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts congressional delegation is joining its Maine counterparts in questioning a push by the Swedish government to declare American lobsters an invasive species.
- European police say Russian mafia infiltrating soccer clubs Updated: May-04-16 11:03 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese and European police say they have broken up a cell of an important Russian mafia group that allegedly laundered money through European football clubs.
- UK bows to pressure, will accept Syrian children from Europe Updated: May-04-16 10:29 am
LONDON - Britain's government bowed to pressure Wednesday and agreed to take in some unaccompanied children from Syria who have made their way to Europe.
- Malta's premier visits Libya to discuss migration, security Updated: May-04-16 9:55 am
VALLETTA, Malta - Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N.-brokered agreement, meeting the Libyan prime minister-designate at a naval base near Tripoli's international airport.
- France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
PARIS - France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.
- EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually Updated: May-03-16 10:18 am
BRUSSELS - The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.
- EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens Updated: May-03-16 9:23 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is set to take a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a widely criticized deal to get Turkey to stop migrants entering the EU gathers pace.
- In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb Updated: May-01-16 6:59 am
LONDON - One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.
- Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight Updated: Apr-30-16 6:44 am
ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.
- Portugal wins more time for recovery after rating decision Updated: Apr-29-16 12:44 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal and the rest of the eurozone could breathe a sigh of relief Friday after international ratings agency DBRS said it wasn't lowering Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status - a feared move that likely would have sparked a fresh bout of international jitters about the soundness of the shared currency.
- Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe Updated: Apr-28-16 1:04 pm
KRNJACA, Serbia - She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa.
- EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength Updated: Apr-28-16 11:50 am
VIENNA - Even before a vehemently anti-EU party won strong support in Austria, the European Union's top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble.
- Polish president OKs new judge for top court as crisis grows Updated: Apr-28-16 11:05 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president on Thursday swore in a new judge to the Constitutional Tribunal as political conflict over appointments to the court seeped down to local authority level.
- Moldova PM: reforms must start with the government Updated: Apr-28-16 6:55 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Moldova's prime minister says badly needed reforms in the impoverished country must start with the government.