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Tusk closing in on 2nd term as EU Council president

BRUSSELS (AP) - Donald Tusk is closing in on a second term as the European Union's Council president despite fierce opposition from Poland's most influential politician, a bitter rival of the former prime minister.

Tusk's 2½-year term in one of the EU's most prestigious jobs, as the chairman of summits of the bloc's 28 leaders, ends May 31. An EU summit is due to elect the president for the next term Thursday.

Poland's nationalist government, which has often been at odds with Brusse

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