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In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

Dec. 13, 2018 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors....

The Latest: EU rejects Britain's plea for Brexit changes

Dec. 13, 2018 6:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:15 p.m. European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have declared that the bloc's divorce agreement with Britain is "not open for renegotiation," despite a plea from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for changes to help her sell the unpopular deal to...

Officials: Strasbourg market shooter killed in shootout

Dec. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The man authorities say killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Tuesday in a shootout with police at the end of two-day manhunt, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor's office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in...

Man with knife arrested at Amsterdam airport

Dec. 13, 2018 6:15 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Military police in the Netherlands have arrested a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Military police spokeswoman Joanna Helmonds said the man allegedly threatened passers-by on Thursday night before officers detained him. Nobody was injured. Helmonds says...

EU leaders promise to work for speedy new trade deal with Britain to avoid triggering contentious Irish border guarantee

Dec. 13, 2018 6:07 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders promise to work for speedy new trade deal with Britain to avoid triggering contentious Irish border guarantee.

EU leaders at summit confirm that Brexit agreement with Britain 'not open for renegotiation' despite UK plea for change

Dec. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders at summit confirm that Brexit agreement with Britain 'not open for renegotiation' despite UK plea for change.

The Latest: Man killed in Strasbourg was market shooter

Dec. 13, 2018 5:48 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a...

UK's May, embattled at home, seeks EU lifeline on Brexit

Dec. 13, 2018 5:46 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a week of damaging political blows over her handling of both Brexit and her job, British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Thursday she can still get her European Union divorce agreement approved in Parliament — with a little help from her EU friends. May implored the 27 other...

The Latest: US welcomes progress from Yemen peace talks

Dec. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The Trump administration is welcoming progress made at peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says agreements for a ceasefire in the...

Stocks indexes settle down, but small companies drop again

Dec. 13, 2018 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want to reduce risk, rose. Major stock indexes spent the day switching between small gains and losses...