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Official: Firm at center of cyberattack knew of problems

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

In Europe, Trump may discover if first impressions stick

President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia’s …


As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe

Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …


Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit, White House officials say

President Donald Trump will hold a high stakes meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he attends the G-20 summit in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski trying to stick with Charlotte Hornets

The 7-foot-1 center from Poland became one of the most beloved players in Gonzaga history for several reasons, beginning with his amiable personality.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.

Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor U.S. WWI troops

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in U.S.

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices …


Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.


Europeans learn to live with – and adapt to – terror attacks

The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they …


Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a …


Macron promotes pro-Europe views with other leaders in Paris

French president Emmanuel Macron promoted his pro-European views in a series of meetings Friday with leaders of The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia in Paris, as Brexit negotiations are set to …


European Union to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU sharing plan or face legal …


1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean; 2 dead

Two migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday during a rescue operation that saved more than 1,000 others who were attempting the dangerous crossing to Europe, according to a …


Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of NATO members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the …


Though economy surprises, Europe Central Bank to stick with stimulus program

Europe’s economy is surprising people with its strength. But don’t look for the European Central Bank to signal a withdrawal from its stimulus efforts at Thursday’s meeting.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe

Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of the Russian cybersecurity firm, said Tuesday that the company had filed antitrust complaints accusing Microsoft of making it more difficult to run Kaspersky antivirus software in …


Defying Russia, Montenegro finally joins NATO

Once the Balkan stronghold of pro-Russian sentiments, tiny Montenegro is on Monday silently celebrating its entry into NATO in a historic turn that has made the Kremlin furious.


France’s President Macron emerges as one of top anti-Trump voices in Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron launched an astonishing broadside at President Donald Trump Thursday night, attacking Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.


Russia envoy says Moscow will respond to NATO buildup

Russia’s envoy to NATO warned Thursday that Moscow is concerned by the alliance’s military deployment in the Baltic States and Poland, and will respond to the buildup, as thousands of …


Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level this year

Inflation across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level this year, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that may temper speculation that the European Central Bank will …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

Trump stuns NATO leaders and reverts to scolding message of his campaign

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week’s bombing. He also …


French president talks to Putin, faces uproar over media access

French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday – all under a growing cloud …


UK’s May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society

Prime Minister Theresa May revealed her core election promises and political vision Thursday, saying she will slash immigration and take Britain definitively out of the EU, then build a “great …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Not just a new president, new faces for France’s parliament

A female fighter pilot, a farmer, a teacher, people out of work. They all applied for the job – and got it, among more than 19,000 people hoping to become …


German exports, imports reach record heights in March

German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports …


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French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his …


Stark French choice: Fiery Le Pen or novice Macron

France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …


British leader accuses EU officials of election interference

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused European Union officials of trying to influence the U.K. elections, ratcheting up tensions with Brussels over her country’s departure from the bloc.


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

Putin denies interfering in U.S., Europe elections

President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.