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UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Jan. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of...

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...

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

Jan. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum executives say Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among dozens of heads of state and government attending its annual Davos event. Forum executives offered a preview Tuesday of the Jan. 22-26 gathering of political,...

VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Jan. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said Tuesday...

Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

Jan. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of...

Far-right party draws watchful eye of German intelligence

Jan. 15, 2019 12:15 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday it was putting the far-right Alternative for Germany under increased observation amid concerns that it is flirting with extremism. It is the first time in the country's post-war history that a party represented in the national parliament has...

Taliban suicide bomber kills 4, wounds over 100 in Kabul

Jan. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded scores when he detonated an explosive-laden vehicle late in the evening in the Afghan capital, officials said Tuesday. It was the latest in a relentless wave of near daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway...

Volkswagen, Ford agree to form alliance to develop pickups, commercial vans together

Jan. 15, 2019 8:02 AM EST
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen, Ford agree to form alliance to develop pickups, commercial vans together.

German economy slowed in 2018, adding to global concerns

Jan. 15, 2019 6:41 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's economic growth slowed in 2018 to the weakest rate in five years, adding to worries about a global downturn and the impact of trade conflicts. But government statistics officials, who reported that growth eased to 1.5 percent from 2.2 percent in 2017, said Europe's...

Germany detains man suspected of spying for Iran

Jan. 15, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say an army employee has been detained on suspicion of spying for the Iranian intelligence service. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the 50-year-old German-Afghan dual citizen, whose name was only given as Abdul Hamid S. in line with German...