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The Latest: Italy, Malta push for help with rescued migrants

Sep. 23, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Italy and Malta are pushing for more help from fellow European Union nations with migrants rescued at sea. Their countries' interior ministers as well as those from France and Germany are meeting in Malta...

Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit

Sep. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to strike a...

EU's Juncker: Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit

Sep. 22, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union will insist that border controls be put up along the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal and the British government will be responsible for that, a top EU official said. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, told Sky News in an interview...

At least they're talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Sep. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators agreed Friday to press on with talks in search of an elusive Brexit deal, as Ireland's deputy leader warned that the two sides remain far apart despite an improvement in the "mood music." After weeks spent demanding that Britain provide concrete...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to continue Brexit talks

Sep. 20, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The European Union says British and EU negotiators agree to continue discussions aimed at ending the Brexit impasse, as the talks appear to be gaining momentum. The European Commission said Friday that the...

Migrant shooting highlights concern about Libyan coast guard

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man from a gunshot wound after a group of migrants fled from guards taking them to a detention center in Libya is raising fresh, troubling questions about the plight of people caught in the conflict-torn country and the role of the European Union-trained Libyan coast...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

Sep. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K. Supreme Court. But a government lawyer warned the...

The Latest: UK's Supreme Court aims to rule early next week

Sep. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Britain's Supreme Court says it is aiming to hand down its judgment in a landmark legal challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament early next week. The country's top court must...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

Sep. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the...

UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

Sep. 18, 2019 10:53 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 for five weeks just before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal. But the justices pushed back on...