EU lawmaker on Brexit: No other deal for UK Monday, December 10th, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A key member of the European parliament’s Brexit team says that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has turned into “a game of hide and seek” which will fail to force the EU to renegotiate the U.K...

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Macron urged to act after ‘yellow vest’ protests hit France Sunday, December 9th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP) - Calls mounted Sunday for President Emmanuel Macron to bring an end to the "yellow vest" crisis gripping France as authorities counted the cost of another day of violent protests and looting. Authorities said the anti-Macron riots in Paris had been less violent than a week ago, with..

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Chinese executive facing US extradition to appear in court Friday, December 7th, 2018

By JIM MORRIS, ROB GILLIES and PAUL WISEMAN, VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Chinese telecommunications executive will appear in court Friday to seek bail, the latest development in a surprising legal wrangle that raises doubts about whether a U.S.-China trade cease-fire can hold. The..

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Protesters, now joined by unions, reject French concessions Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, PARIS (AP) — Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. The “yellow vest” protests..

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France suspends fuel tax hike, protesters vow to fight on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, PARIS (AP) — The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. In a major U-turn for the..

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White House: Putin meeting canceled over Ukraine Friday, November 30th, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 1:10 p.m. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is insisting that President Donald Trump canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin because of Russia’s..

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Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress Thursday, November 29th, 2018

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday and pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Trump, in..

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Trump on China: ‘I like the deal we have now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the G-20 summit (all times local): 10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is “very close” to a deal with China on tariffs, but he adds that “I don’t know that I want to do it.” Trump said Thursday: “I like the deal..

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Blast kills 22 near China factory in Olympic city Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured on Wednesday in a northern China city that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said. The charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars were scattered on a road as..

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US bombers no longer flying over Korean peninsula: US general Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US bombers are no longer conducting flights over South Korea after Seoul asked for such missions to be paused, a US general said Monday. General Charles Brown, who heads US Pacific Air Forces, told Pentagon reporters that the break was to help create space for ongoing..

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US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence Monday, November 26th, 2018

CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down the nation's..

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Asian markets mostly up as Trump-Xi trade talks approach

HONG KONG, (AFP) - Most Asian markets rose Monday as investors tentatively pick up cheap stocks, with focus on an expected meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the weekend that will be watched for signs of a softening in the China-US trade war. The gains came despite more selling in..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..