AP - ap.online.regional.europe http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.europe News Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:19:34 -0500 Turkish PM launches 'yes' campaign over Erdogan powers Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:16:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/25/EU--Turkey-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Turkey-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-572 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has officially launched his ruling party's campaign for a "yes" vote in a referendum on ushering a presidential system, which critics fear will concentrate too many powers in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Germany's Merkel: keep working on 2-state Mideast solution Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/25/EU--Germany-Mideast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Germany-Mideast c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-599 BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome. Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:03:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Italy-G-7/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Italy-G-7 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a29 TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea. Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:01:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-8d5 MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine. France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:16:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--France-Election-Fillon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--France-Election-Fillon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-913 PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor's office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France. Greece's Tsipras: the era of austerity is over Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Greece-Bailout/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Greece-Bailout c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b45 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's era of austerity is over, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed Friday, as he painted a positive picture of the reforms his government has agreed to take after the bailout program ends in 2018. VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive pay Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:25:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Germany-Volkswagen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Germany-Volkswagen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-914 BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. IS stashed treasures in trenches, smashed walls to shock Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:49:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/Islamic-State-Heritage-Destroyed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_Islamic-State-Heritage-Destroyed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-9b3 PARIS (AP) — For the roomful of archaeologists, scholars and Iraqi cultural officials on Friday, each neighborhood conquered in Mosul brought them one step closer to learning the fate of the ancient sites and artifacts seized by the Islamic State group. Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany after failed coup Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:46:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Germany-Turkey/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Germany-Turkey c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b8b BERLIN (AP) — Germany is continuing to receive requests for asylum from Turks with diplomatic passports in the wake of a crackdown on the opposition following last year's failed coup, the Interior Ministry said Friday. UN report indicates Iran is honoring its end of nuke deal Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:33:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/Iran-Nuclear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_Iran-Nuclear c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-99a VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. agency tasked with monitoring Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers has issued a report that indicates Tehran is honoring its end of the deal. UK Conservatives embarrass Labour Party by winning seat Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Britain-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Britain-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-c29 LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party dealt a humiliating blow Friday to the opposition Labour Party and its struggling leader Jeremy Corbyn by winning a parliamentary seat that had been in Labour's hands for decades. Czech zoo welcomes baby Indian rhinoceros Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:52:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Czech-Baby-Rhino/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Czech-Baby-Rhino c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-9d3 PLZEN, Czech Republic (AP) — A zoo in the Czech Republic has welcomed a new baby rhinoceros. Report: German spy agency targets foreign reporters' phones Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:42:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Germany-Surveillance-Journalists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Germany-Surveillance-Journalists c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-9d2 BERLIN (AP) — The German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's spy agency had at least 50 numbers and email addresses of journalists among its surveillance targets. Rights groups: Slovakia discriminates against Roma kids Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:41:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Slovakia-Roma/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Slovakia-Roma c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-9d1 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Rights groups say Slovakia has failed to end the discrimination of Roma children in the country's education system. Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:33:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/US--Trump-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_US--Trump-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-aff NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market? Bosnia: landslide forces home evacuations, road closure Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:32:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Bosnia-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Bosnia-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a02 KAKANJ, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — More than 150 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in central Bosnia on Friday because a major landslide from huge piles of soil and mine waste from a nearby open pit coal mine threatens to bury their villages. Top EU official sees brighter financial future for Portugal Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:46:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Portugal-EU/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Portugal-EU c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a2b LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A senior European Union official says EU authorities are poised to release Portugal from tight fiscal oversight and the threat of sanctions because the country's financial health has improved. Cyprus leader: Peace talks will progress after Turkey vote Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:44:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU--Cyprus-Peace.Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU--Cyprus-Peace.Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a2a NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says he hopes real progress in talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island could happen after the Turkey's April 16 referendum on expanding presidential powers. Report: Latvian airport denies ordering hijab removed Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:20:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Latvia-UAE-Airport-Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Latvia-UAE-Airport-Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a34 TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia's main airport denies having demanded an Arab diplomat to remove her hijab headscarf during a security check after a local newspaper reported her country had handed in a note to the Latvian Foreign Ministry complaining of unacceptable treatment. Council of Europe: social rights shield not used enough Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:54:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/europe/2017/02/24/EU-Cyprus-Social-Rights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_europe_EU-Cyprus-Social-Rights c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a5c NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Europe's top human rights body says more of its members need to ratify a legal process that could help protect the social rights of society's most vulnerable groups, including migrants.