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Pomp in London, talks in Brussels as Brexit deadline looms

Oct. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union said Monday that divorce talks were making slow progress, as the U.K. government tried to look beyond Brexit with a wide-ranging policy platform read by Queen Elizabeth II in a pomp-filled ceremony. In terms of historical importance, the painstaking...

A crunch Brexit week looms with drama in London and Brussels

Oct. 14, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama. Get ready for nail-biting diplomacy and high-stakes politics — with a dash of regal pomp thrown in for good measure. With Britain due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 and talks about...

Brexit negotiators set to work through the weekend

Oct. 12, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week's summit of EU leaders. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

The Latest: Pentagon says US troops came under Turkish fire

Oct. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria in a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters there (all times local): 3 a.m. The Pentagon says U.S. troops in Syria came under artillery fire from the Turks on Friday, in an area where Turkey knows Americans are present. Navy...

China's president in India for summit amid Kashmir tensions

Oct. 11, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing's support for Pakistan in opposing India's downgrading of Kashmir's semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region. Xi was greeted at the...

Ukraine leader: Predecessor trying to derail peace process

Oct. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused his predecessor on Thursday of fomenting protests to derail a peace process for the country's separatist-held east and said talks with Russia were the only way to end the five-year war there. Zelenskiy told reporters that Petro...

Q&A: How is China-India summit affecting Asia rivalry

Oct. 10, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, just weeks after Beijing supported India's rival Pakistan in raising the issue of New Delhi's recent actions in disputed Kashmir at the U.N. General Assembly meeting. It was just the latest...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit part of brutality trend

Oct. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's council of national leaders says Brexit results from confrontational politics with "the ability to deal brutally with opponents, competitors, misfits or strangers." During a speech in Athens on Wednesday,...

EU sees hope in Brexit talks; Irish leader sees wide gaps

Oct. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite having only days to bridge wide divisions over Brexit, the European Union maintained a semblance of hope Wednesday that the acrimonious fight over Britain's departure from the bloc could somehow still be settled amicably. Across the European Parliament, voices resonated with...

Megacity mayors gather in Denmark to discuss climate change

Oct. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Mayors from the world's "megacities" are in Copenhagen for a three-day conference on ways local strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The C40 World Mayors Summit brought together on Wednesday delegations from large cities that pledged to address climate change and work as...