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Asian stocks mixed on poor Japanese data, growth fears

Jan. 15, 2019 11:20 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6 percent to 20,430.73 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,102.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.3 percent to...

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Jan. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of...

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...

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

Jan. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EST

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party has put forward a "no-confidence" motion in Prime Minister Theresa May's government, triggering a vote on its future that is scheduled for Wednesday. He acted after May's plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union was overwhelmingly rejected...

Explaining the border 'backstop' that halted Brexit deal

Jan. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Much of the stated opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union centered on the "backstop." The provision was designed to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland, a member...

Brexit negotiator Barnier says European Union "will remain united and determined to reach a deal" with U.K.

Jan. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Brexit negotiator Barnier says European Union "will remain united and determined to reach a deal" with U.K.

Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit vote

Jan. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union: Jan. 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron promises a referendum on Britain's membership in the EU if the Conservative party is elected in the next general election. He does so to try to garner...

UK Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union by 432 votes to 202

Jan. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union by 432 votes to 202 .

Spain: Feminists oppose far-right-backed regional coalition

Jan. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards protested Tuesday against what they perceive as a threat to women's equality and legal protections from a deal that brought a right-wing coalition to power in Spain's populous Andalusia region. Protesters surrounded the parliament in Seville, the regional capital, where...

Greek tugboat found packed with cannabis, stimulants

Jan. 15, 2019 12:22 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have seized 6.5 tons of cannabis and a large quantity of pills containing the banned stimulant Fenethylline hidden in a tug boat on the south coast of the island of Crete. The Coast Guard said Tuesday that the cannabis and an estimated 258,000 stimulant...