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Spain leader asks for bigger Socialist win to break deadlock

Sep. 18, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister asked voters Wednesday for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties in parliament that "when we will be forced back to the...

UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

Sep. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal. It's the second day of a historic...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international...

EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

Sep. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the chamber that a no-deal scenario remains "very real." After a...

The Latest: Hearing with Trump loyalist ends after 6 hours

Sep. 18, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump has concluded on a combative note after six hours of testimony from Corey Lewandowski....

UK blocks aerospace takeover by US investor over security

Sep. 18, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is halting the takeover of a U.K. aerospace company by a U.S. private equity firm to assess whether it affects national security. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said Wednesday that the competition watchdog would look into the security implications of the sale of...

The Latest: Denmark warns of no-deal Brexit consequences

Sep. 18, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The Danish government says the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal "will have serious consequences for the U.K., but also for Denmark and the rest of the EU." Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed says a...

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Global stocks mixed after oil falls, Wall Street advances

Sep. 18, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — European markets opened higher and Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as investors watched for a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut after oil prices fell back. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt and Shanghai advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong slipped. Markets steadied...