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Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through decades of tense...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

Jan. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the United States, which for decades relied...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...

Brexit negotiator Barnier says European Union "will remain united and determined to reach a deal" with U.K.

Jan. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Brexit negotiator Barnier says European Union "will remain united and determined to reach a deal" with U.K.

EU leaders Tusk and Juncker challenge UK to make its intentions clear after Brexit defeat in Westminster

Jan. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EST
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — EU leaders Tusk and Juncker challenge UK to make its intentions clear after Brexit defeat in Westminster.

EU leader Tusk hints staying in the EU still possible for the UK after draft Brexit deal is rejected

Jan. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EST
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — EU leader Tusk hints staying in the EU still possible for the UK after draft Brexit deal is rejected.

Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum attack refuses to testify

Jan. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with "terrorist murder" for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn't commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf. Mehdi Nemmouche, 33, is...

EU executive wants to remove member states veto power on tax

Jan. 15, 2019 11:26 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing to get rid of the veto power that member states can wield on EU taxation issues. The idea is to make it easier to react more quickly to tax scandals, such as sweet deals that some states have allegedly given to big companies. The...

Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

Jan. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded her on the steep Erta slope at the...

France's Macron launches 'grand debate' following protests

Jan. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EST

GRAND BOURGTHEROULDE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday encouraged people to list their grievances and propose changes to the country's economy during a "grand debate" aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron formally launched...