- Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage Updated: Nov-24-15 4:07 pm
PARIS - The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.
- Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.
- European Council: Turkey summit set for Sunday Updated: Nov-23-15 3:48 pm
BRUSSELS - European Council President Donald Tusk says he has called for a summit with Turkey this Sunday to "re-energize relations and stem migration flow."
- Greece cleared to get next batch of bailout loans Updated: Nov-23-15 2:55 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece was formally cleared Monday to get the next batch of bailout loans due from its third financial rescue after the cash-strapped country implemented a series of economic reform measures that European creditors had demanded.
- Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week Updated: Nov-23-15 1:43 pm
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.
- EU launches state aid probe into Hungarian nuclear reactors Updated: Nov-23-15 11:45 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union said Monday it has opened a probe to establish whether Hungary's financing of two new nuclear reactors constitutes illegal state aid.
- French economy already hurting from attacks, survey finds Updated: Nov-23-15 6:43 am
LONDON - The attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more are hurting the French economy at a time when the wider 19-country eurozone appears to be growing at the fastest pace in four and a half years, a survey showed Monday.
- Migrants barred from crossing into Macedonia hold protest Updated: Nov-22-15 2:11 pm
IDOMENI, Greece - Migrants barred from crossing the Greece-Macedonia border held a fourth day of protests Sunday, as Macedonia's president criticized the European Union over the refugee crisis for a lack of financial support and data sharing.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping Updated: Nov-21-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone. Over Merkel's decade in charge, she has presided over Germany's strong re-emergence on the world scene - showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of renewable energies and embracing a role as a key negotiator in the Ukraine conflict and a moral authority in Europe's migrant crisis.
- New Polish ruling team slammed for choice of special judges Updated: Nov-20-15 4:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative ruling party faced strong criticism Friday for rushing through legislation that allows it to stack the nation's top court with its supporters.
- In Sweden, 22-year-old accused of planning attack Updated: Nov-20-15 10:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A man arrested in Arctic Sweden is suspected of preparing "terrorist" attacks against unknown targets, a prosecutor said Friday.
- Merkel: Solution to refugee crisis at EU's exterior borders Updated: Nov-19-15 7:33 am
BERLIN - Europe's migrant crisis will be resolved at the EU's exterior border and beyond, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart said Thursday.
- Former EU ambassador, FCC chief speaks in Charleston Updated: Nov-19-15 4:02 am
- As US prepares to hike rates, Europe could reap benefits Updated: Nov-18-15 7:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - In a high-stakes juncture for the global economy, the central banks of Europe and the United States are set to take opposing actions in December: the European Central Bank to cut rates, the Federal Reserve to raise them.
- Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea Updated: Nov-17-15 7:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea and the United Nations both confirmed Tuesday that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to the reclusive north Asian country by a U.N. human rights chief.
- Over 1,200 European jihadis have returned in past 2 years Updated: Nov-17-15 2:29 pm
PARIS - More than 1,200 Europeans who joined Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq have returned home in the past two years, an Associated Press count shows. Many have been jailed but others - absorbed into the underbelly of some of the continent's biggest cities - have thrived with impunity.
- France demands EU support in Syria, Iraq and other missions Updated: Nov-17-15 11:25 am
- EU warns 3 countries over budget and indicates French leeway Updated: Nov-17-15 10:26 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union warned Tuesday another three of the 19 countries that use the euro, including Italy, risk breaking the currency bloc's budget rules and hinted it could give France some leeway in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
- Romanian Parliament approves govt of technocrats Updated: Nov-17-15 9:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - The Romanian parliament has approved a government of technocrats headed by an ex-European Union agriculture commissioner, after the previous government collapsed amid mass protests in the wake of a nightclub fire in which at least 56 died.
- France IDs top Paris attacks figure, seeks unity to bomb IS Updated: Nov-16-15 10:29 pm
PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of the Paris attacks, and President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to forge a united coalition capable of defeating the jihadists at home and abroad.
- The Latest: UN rights chief rejects anti-migrant moves Updated: Nov-16-15 9:58 pm
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news as hundreds of thousands make their way across Europe in search of safety and a better life. All times local.
- Syria's civil war now Europe's war after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-16-15 12:25 pm
LONDON - What started as a distant civil war in Syria, with rebel factions challenging the authoritarian government of President Bashar Assad, has become Europe's war, with no easy end in sight.
- Romania premier-elect names Cabinet of technocrats Updated: Nov-15-15 3:45 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's prime minister-designate on Sunday named his Cabinet of mostly young professionals with management experience, after the former government collapsed following mass protests over a nightclub fire where at least 55 died.
- Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe Updated: Nov-15-15 12:39 am
BERLIN - The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe's immigration policy to a new pitch.