Chilean president chides protectionism, isolationism

EVORA, Portugal (AP) -- Chile's president criticized isolationist foreign policies and protectionism in trade Thursday, saying during a state visit to Portugal that multilateralism is "crucial" to address global challenges. Michelle Bachelet said during a news conference that "we must have coordinated and cooperative responses to make the voices of the many heard.

Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to election

BERLIN (AP) -- A top German police official says a recent hacking attack on Parliament may have led to a "significant drain of data" which may be used to try influence the outcome of the country's general election in September. Holger Muench, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, didn't tell reporters Thursday who might have been behind the most recent hacking attack.

Prince Charles joins folk dance on European tour amid Brexit

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Britain's Prince Charles joined in a traditional folk dance Thursday during his visit to Romania on the first day of a three-nation trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. The prince's nine-day tour with his wife, Camilla, is designed to "highlight the U.K.'s relationship with European partners" in areas such as military ties and combating human trafficking, according to his official website.

Putin: Criticism of Russia protest arrests is 'interference'

MOSCOW (AP) -- In the wake of Russia's largest outbreak of anti-government demonstrations in years, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday indicated authorities won't be cowed by protesters or Western criticism. Police arrested hundreds of people Sunday in scores of unsanctioned protest rallies against government corruption that took place across the country, a striking wave of defiance by an opposition that in recent years had appeared marginal and feckless.

Top German police official warns of extremist attacks

BERLIN (AP) -- A top police official says Germany needs to remain vigilant against the threat of extremist attacks. Holger Muench, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, told reporters on Thursday that "attacks in Germany are possible anytime." He said the loss of territory by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria would lead the group to "increase its efforts to commit attacks, especially in Western countries.

The Latest: Senator says Russia undermined trust in media

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's hearing on Russian interference in last year's presidential election (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Sen. Mark Warner is alleging that Russia continually sought to undermine American trust in the U.S. media. Speaking at a congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the presidential election on Thursday, Warner calls the tactic Russian propaganda "on steroids.

Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin says he is ready to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump if Finland hosts an Arctic summit. Putin and Finland's president, Sauli Niinisto, both expressed openness for such a meeting when they spoke at an Arctic forum in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk Thursday.

H&M sales disappoint as more customers shop online

HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its first quarter sales disappointed, causing a plunge in the company's share price, as customers increasingly shop online. Net sales during the December-February period grew 7 percent to about 47 billion kronor. Net profit dipped to 2.46 billion kronor ($278 million) from 2.54 billion kronor a year earlier, partly because of higher mark-downs.

History points to protracted and tough Brexit negotiations

LONDON (AP) -- It took Britain more than a decade of trying to join the European club. It's now got just two to get out and strike a new relationship. If anyone thinks that will be easy for Britain, a look back to its entry half a century ago will show how difficult and protracted talks with the EU can be.

Irish church hopes 2018 family meeting helps restore trust

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Irish church officials are hoping that a meeting of Catholic families that is expected to bring Pope Francis to Ireland next year will help families regain trust in the church following the devastation of the clerical sex abuse scandal. Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said young people in particular "have been very scandalized" about the decades of abuse and cover-up that have eroded the credibility of the church in Ireland and beyond.

Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ___ ENGLAND A seventh team could be joining the race for Champions League qualification. Everton is making a late run to challenge the current top six, with seven wins from 10 games putting the team at the top of the Premier League's table since the start of the year.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP'S REVISED TRAVEL BAN BLOCK EXTENDED A federal judge in Hawaii disagreed with a government lawyer's contention that the state hasn't shown how it is harmed by a suspension in the nation's refugee program. 2.

Future of Asian luxury cars, electric vehicles at auto show

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's largest auto show provides a look at the future of Asian premium cars and electric vehicles, as well as efforts by Asian auto and tech companies to catch up in the field of autonomous driving. The biennial Seoul Motor Show opens Friday in Goyang, north of Seoul, for a 10-day run. There are 243 vehicles on display.

Amid Brexit, Lloyd's of London sets up office in Brussels

LONDON (AP) -- Lloyd's of London is setting up a subsidiary in Brussels so that it can continue to write insurance in Europe once Britain leaves the European Union. Lloyd's, which is an insurance market, says the move is necessary because EU rules prevent it from selling insurance in the single market if it isn't registered and regulated inside the bloc.

Negotiator denies UK is blackmailing EU on security

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets a good trade deal, as the U.K. announced plans for the huge task of replacing thousands of EU laws and regulations with domestic law.

For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) -- She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash. Ivanka Trump, a first daughter with first-in-recent-history influence, has become fodder in a heated national conversation about gender politics and ideological beliefs.

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict.

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to spread disinformation in the U.S. and Europe. Warner and the panel's chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.