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Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides. Speaking Wednesday alongside U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the two...

The Latest: Farm chief warns UK that EU will not be divided

Aug. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The European Union's agriculture chief says if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lets the UK crash out of the EU without a deal on Oct. 31 it will create a "foul atmosphere" that will spill over into any...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests Irish 'backstop' hurdle may be resolved before Brexit deadline

Aug. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests Irish 'backstop' hurdle may be resolved before Brexit deadline.

France's Macron seeks to be a mediator in G-7 hard times

Aug. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G-7 summit this weekend fresh off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, hoping to maintain his image as a global mediator at a time of deep political and economic insecurity in the world and despite President Donald Trump's open disdain for...

German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist

Aug. 21, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers...

German gov't agrees to largely abolish 'solidarity' tax

Aug. 21, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government has agreed to largely abolish a tax designed to fund the cost of German reunification 30 years ago. Cabinet agreed Wednesday to end the 'solidarity charge' that about 90% of taxpayers, including companies, currently have to pay. From 2021 onward only high-earners will...

Germany seeks more active role in Arctic amid climate change

Aug. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to take a more active role in Arctic affairs, citing the far north's growing ecological, political and economic significance as a result of climate change. Cabinet passed a resolution Wednesday declaring its intention to send German experts to advise the Arctic Council....

German authorities find 46 guns linked to politician's death

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have found 46 guns in the possession of three men suspected in the killing of a regional official from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party. A spokesman for Germany's interior ministry on Wednesday confirmed a report in daily Tagesspiegel, adding the...

Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale

Aug. 21, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying the Danish...

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Aug. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...