Update: New Ukrainian president disbands parliament

Europe 05/20/19, 03:13

The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 11 a.m. Ukrainian television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as president and immediately disbanded Parliament. Disbanding the Supreme Rada was one of his campaign promises, for Zelenskiy had branded the body as a group of people only interested in self-enrichment. Before he made the ...

Belgian climate minister denounces protest marches as plot

Europe 02/05/19, 04:01

A Belgian environment minister has been forced to climb down over accusations that the massive climate demonstrations in Belgium over the past weeks were a plot and that she had state security confirmation.Though regional environment minister Joke Schauvliege said Tuesday she had no such information from state security services, she ...

Update: Orange is cooperating in Poland spying case

Europe 01/11/19, 09:51

The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):3:40 p.m.Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who say a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant Huawei have been accused of spying on Poland for ...

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Asia & Pacific 12/26/18, 01:31

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and ...

Paris police bracing for more violent protests

Europe 12/14/18, 03:15

Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris' police chief says armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday.Michel Delpuech told RTL radio on Friday security services intend to deploy the same numbers and strength as last weekend, with about 8,000 ...

Ukraine’s leader: Orthodox faithful to get religious freedom

Europe 12/02/18, 10:05

Ukraine's president has promised Orthodox parishioners that they will be free to choose their affiliation after the creation of the new autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church.A view of the 1000-year old Monastery of Caves in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The Ukrainian intelligence agency is searching the home of the ...

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

Europe 11/13/18, 10:48

France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people.People stand in front of the entrance of the Bataclan concert hall after a ceremony marking the third anniversary of ...

Police say Copenhagen operation followed alleged threat

Europe 09/29/18, 12:22

Danish police say Friday's massive police operation around Copenhagen that caused traffic chaos was connected with an alleged threat on the lives of "specific individuals."Copenhagen police spokesman Joergen Bergen Skov told reporters on Saturday that the operation was launched after an alert from the Danish security service. He said it ...

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