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EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants

Mar. 26, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes. But outspoken critics say the contentious measure could have major implications for US tech companies and could censor anyone...

Grassroots tech group takes startup approach to fight Brexit

Mar. 26, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Software engineers, entrepreneurs and product managers huddle in small groups, brainstorming ideas and scrawling thoughts onto Post-it Notes on a wall. The project leader exhorts them to "think of products around these themes." It's not a startup but a grassroots band of volunteers from...

The Latest: UK lawmakers to debate Brexit petition

Mar. 26, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:10 p.m. British lawmakers will hold a non-binding debate next week on canceling the country's departure from the European Union, after an online petition calling for Brexit to be stopped amassed more than 5.7 million signatures. Under U.K. law, any...

EU ignores US calls to ban Huawei in 5G security blueprint

Mar. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission ignored U.S. calls to ban Chinese tech supplier Huawei as it announced Tuesday a series of cybersecurity recommendations for next-generation mobile networks. In its guidance for the rollout of ultrafast fifth-generation, or 5G, telecom systems across the European Union...

5 EU nations reiterate opposition to Trump action on Golan

Mar. 26, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five European Union allies of the United States are reiterating their opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and raising "strong concerns" about the consequences. Ambassadors from the five EU members of the U.N. Security...

UK government defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table — including keeping the U.K. close to the European Union or even remaining a member — as Prime Minister Theresa May defiantly insisted Tuesday that Parliament...

Bannon: Russia probe set back efforts to work with Moscow

Mar. 26, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said Tuesday that the "poisonous" atmosphere that built in Washington during the now-completed Russia investigation has set back efforts to work with Russia "to unite the Judeo-Christian West." Bannon is in Italy working to unite nationalist voters...

The Latest: US general in Mozambique to plan relief efforts

Mar. 26, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, is in Mozambique to get a first-hand look at the...

Ukraine's integration into West dashed by war and corruption

Mar. 26, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Five years into Ukraine's conflict with Russia, Moscow seems to have Ukraine pinned against the ropes. Ukraine's ambition of joining the European Union and NATO is indefinitely stalled. It has no realistic way to reclaim control of Russian-annexed Crimea, or to end the war with Russia-backed...

China's Xi, European leaders form trade policy partnership

Mar. 26, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Monday to work with European leaders to seek fairer international trade rules and to address the world's economic and security challenges, establishing "a trust-based partnership" that seemed like a rebuke to Donald Trump's protectionist policies. Xi, who is...