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May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Jan. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was battling to...

The Latest: Official sees no Brexit change on Channel checks

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A top French border police official says checks of the English Channel for illegal immigration won't change after Britain leaves the European Union on March 29. Franck Toulliou, the second-in-command of France's Air and Frontier Police, said...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we still have time to negotiate' on Brexit but next move up to UK prime minister

Jan. 16, 2019 5:10 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we still have time to negotiate' on Brexit but next move up to UK prime minister.

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,...

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...

Macedonia approves deal to rename itself North Macedonia

Jan. 11, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia late Friday fulfilled its part of a historic deal that will pave its way to NATO membership and normalize relations with neighboring Greece, after lawmakers approved constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia. The move was hailed by NATO and the European...

Greek minister criticizes police over clashes with teachers

Jan. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's public order minister strongly criticized riot police for their handling of a violent protest Friday by school teachers in Athens who were demonstrating against government plans for hiring new teachers. Riot police fired tear gas to stop protesters from forcing their way past...

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...