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Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Jan. 19, 2019 9:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years. The 52-year-old Markus Soeder was elected unopposed in Munich with more than 87 percent of the votes to...

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to...

German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

Jan. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe countries of origin, a move meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. Parliament's lower house on Friday voted 509-138, with four...

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

Jan. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to...

China, Germany promise closer financial cooperation

Jan. 18, 2019 5:30 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides also affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is...

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

Jan. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Theresa May's office says the British prime minister will skip the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis. May had been expected to attend the gathering of world leaders and global...

Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

Jan. 17, 2019 4:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and...

The Latest: UK's May looks to rivals for Brexit's Plan B

Jan. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting leaders of opposition parties about Brexit and called for politicians to "put self-interest aside" and find a consensus on Britain's path out of the European Union. May spoke...

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.