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Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets reporters at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
The Latest: Italy's president gives parties more timeItalian President Sergio Mattarella says he has agreed to political leaders' request for more time to see if a viable government can be formed to replace the one that collapsed this week
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Russian leader Alexei Navalny, center, smiles as he speaks to the media prior to a court session in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Navalny is due in court, where a judge will consider extending his detention in lieu of days spent in hospital, where he was being treated for an allergic attack at the end of July. Navalny was due to be released on Friday after serving 30 days for calling an unsanctioned protest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Navalny to be released Friday, court rejects term extensionA Moscow court has rejected an attempt to prolong the jail sentence of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, clearing the way for him to be released on Friday morning
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during their meeting at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin Wednesday to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel before heading to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palaceBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson briefly puts foot on table in French presidential palace
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
The League party leader Matteo Salvini holds his notes as he talks to the press after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Italy's political parties pitch rival plans to capture powerItaly's three big parties pitched deals to rivals as they scrambled Thursday to come out on top in a complicated political crisis
The Associated Press1 hour ago
CORRECTING DATE TO 20 - In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo, New York University student researchers sit on a rock overlooking the Helheim glacier in Greenland.  U.S. President Trump announced his decision to postpone an early September visit to Denmark by tweet Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the notion of selling Greenland to the U.S. as "an absurd discussion." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spendingThe spat between the U.S. and Denmark that began with the Danish rebuttal of Donald Trump's overtures about buying Greenland has escalated
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, a man is helped disembark from the Open Arms rescue ship on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. An Italian prosecutor ordered the seizure of a rescue ship and the immediate evacuation of more than 80 migrants still aboard, capping a drama Tuesday that saw 15 people jump overboard in a desperate bid to escape deteriorating conditions on the vessel and Spain dispatch a naval ship to try to resolve the crisis. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. shipPortugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken on May 18, 2019, Matteo Salvini holds a rosary as he gives his speech during a rally organized with leaders of other European nationalist parties, ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections, in Milan, Italy. For months now, Salvini _ a divorced father of two children by two different women _ has been kissing rosaries, invoking the Madonna and quoting St. John Paul II at political rallies in a bid to rally Italian Catholics behind his nationalist message. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politicsMatteo Salvini's blatant brandishing of Catholic symbols has gone down as one of the most significant elements of his successful bid to topple Italy's government
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Polish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra MountainsPolish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains
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New school transgender rules fire debate in PortugalNew rules on gender identity at schools are causing a stir in Portugal, where some parents are expressing alarm that transgender children will be able to choose which bathroom they use
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France, Greece to push for EU solidarity on migrant crisisFrench President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to push for more solidarity in the European Union over the migrant crisis
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Syrian convicted of Germany stabbing that sparked protestsGerman court convicts Syrian man over a fatal stabbing in the city of Chemnitz last year that touched off far-right protests
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, poses with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the entrance to his official residence in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019.  Merkel and key Cabinet ministers are meeting their Dutch counterparts Thursday to discuss ways of tackling climate change together, as Germany is set to miss its emissions goals for 2020 by a wide margin.(AP Photo/Mike Corder)
Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality by 2050German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the EU to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Invisible army set stage for liberation of Paris from NazisThe Nazis thought they knew everything about the city of Paris that they occupied _ but the Resistance was still there
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The sun rises next to the European Central Bank at the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, early Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
European Central Bank weighs stimulus mix as Germany slowsThe European Central Bank is weighing a package of stimulus measures including an interest rate cut and new bond purchases to counter worries that growth is slowing more than expected
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan when the French leader meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Japan's AbeThe wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging French President Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan and Renault when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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