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Georgian protesters try to break into parliament

Jun. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation. The clouds of gas appeared to do little to discourage the crowd. Police earlier...

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

Jun. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to agree unanimously on a decision to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050. Ahead of a U.N. meeting on climate change in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a footnote in the final statement of Thursday's meeting of EU leaders in Brussels....

Bank of England to mull access for likes of Facebook's Libra

Jun. 20, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is open to letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds overnight with the central bank, something historically limited to commercial banks. In prepared remarks to bankers in London, the bank's governor, Mark Carney, said it "makes sense to...

Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight _ someday

Jun. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale remains decades away. That's despite growing pressure from regulators and from a blossoming...

EU to chair high-level meeting on Iran nuclear deal June 28

Jun. 20, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will chair a meeting of the nations involved in the embattled Iran nuclear deal in Vienna on June 28. Besides the EU, the meeting will be attended by high-level representatives from China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran, the bloc said Thursday in a statement....

EU leaders prolong economic sanctions against Russia

Jun. 20, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its continued destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month. Preben Aamann, the European Council spokesman, tweeted: "Russia...

The Latest: Saudis say they shot down Houthi rebel drone

Jun. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom. The state-run Saudi Press Agency on...

Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia's parliament building, calling for government's resignation

Jun. 20, 2019 2:52 PM EDT
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia's parliament building, calling for government's resignation.

Federer survives scare against Tsonga to advance in Halle

Jun. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer survived a scare in his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday. The Swiss great was in control after taking his third set point in the opener and starting the second set with a break. But Tsonga,...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

Jun. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be starting their own foundation to support their charitable endeavors, formally spinning off from the entity Prince Harry and Prince William established together a decade ago. The long-expected change is intended to better align the...