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Poland's Constitutional Tribunal, a top court that is an element in Poland's conflict over its rule of law standards with the European Union's leaders photographed in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The European Union's executive triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday which could lead to sanctions, a historic first for the 28-member bloc as it struggles to keep the recalcitrant country on a democratic path. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 20, 2017 - 10:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on EU action against Poland (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A European Union official says the bloc's decision to trigger proceedings against Poland that could lead to unprecedented sanctions stems from what he says are the Polish government's policies that put "...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that the bloc's divorce regulations don't cover private agreements, throwing a case back to a Munich court to decide whether to recognize a divorce granted under religious Sharia law to a couple who are both Syrian-German. Raja Mamisch...
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European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The European Union's executive has triggered proceedings against Poland that could lead to sanctions over its recent decisions involving the judiciary. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 20, 2017 - 9:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw's contentious overhaul of the justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles to keep the recalcitrant member state on a democratic path...
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December 20, 2017 - 9:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden is moving to change its rape law to shift the burden of proof from the victim to the alleged attacker, in a proposal that would require people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin said the recent #metoo anti-harassment...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Actress Meghan Markle has joined her fiance Prince Harry to attend the royal family's pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II traditionally hosts a festive lunch for the family before leaving for her private Sandringham Estate in Scotland, where she spends her...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 20, 2017 - 8:34 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw's contentious overhaul of its justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles to keep the recalcitrant member state on a democratic path...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 file photo, Cardinal Bernard Law has his skull cap adjusted during the ceremony for Our Lady of the Snows, in St. Mary Major's Basilica in Rome, Italy. An official with the Catholic Church said Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, that Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at 86. Law recently had been hospitalized in Rome. Law stepped down under pressure in 2002 over his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
December 20, 2017 - 8:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died early Wednesday, the Vatican said. He was 86. Law had been sick and was recently...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:25 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's government has signed a 1 billion-euro ($1.18 billion) deal with the New York-based power generator ContourGlobal PLC to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant. The deal was signed Wednesday with the company's top manager Joseph Brandt. The new power plant,...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:22 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ninety-two Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched U.S. deportation attempt, a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says. U.S. immigration agents "kicked, struck, choked and dragged detainees"...
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