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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,...

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...

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...

Tornado fighter plane move in Alamogordo goes as planned

Jan. 15, 2019 12:38 AM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say the move of a German Air Force donated Tornado fighter plane from Holloman Air Force Base to the Otero County Fairgrounds went well. The Alamogordo Daily News reports the German Air Force Tornado jet fighter made its way down Highway 54/70 while being towed to...

Merkel ally dismisses US threat of pipeline sanctions

Jan. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party says German companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia shouldn't be intimidated by a letter from U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell suggesting they could be risking sanctions. The Trump administration has criticized the...

Far-right German party softens position on possible EU exit

Jan. 13, 2019 1:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is calling for Germany to leave the European Union if it isn't reformed, but backed off setting a five-year deadline for action in a European Parliament election platform approved Sunday. The nationalist and anti-migration Alternative for Germany...

Prominent figure quits German far-right party for new group

Jan. 11, 2019 9:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany faces a new challenge from a breakaway faction after a once-prominent member confirmed Friday that he has quit to found a rival party. Andre Poggenburg told German news agency dpa that he believes his new movement stands a chance of entering state...

Greece, Germany put tension behind them in Merkel visit

Jan. 10, 2019 2:55 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany and Greece put years of tension over the painful Greek bailout program behind them Thursday, with Chancellor Angela praising the improvement of the country's finances during a heavily policed visit to Athens. Many Greeks blame Merkel for the austerity they suffered for much of...

Germany: New leader of Merkel's party finds role for rival

Jan. 10, 2019 11:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party has given an advisory role to her narrowly defeated rival. The Christian Democratic Union is keen to heal internal divisions and prevent future rifts after Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer defeated Friedrich Merz, a...