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UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Mar. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by...

UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third time to...

The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on its twice-rejected Brexit deal unless it is substantially changed. John Bercow says parliamentary...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

Mar. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best...

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Mar. 15, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States. Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations. The U.S. gave notice of its intention to...

The Latest: EU official says 'no-deal' vote wont halt Brexit

Mar. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn't enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU's executive branch noted...

UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Mar. 13, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that departure, currently due to take place on March 29. Parliament is...

Longest US-Taliban peace talks see 'progress' in Qatar

Mar. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The longest peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end America's 17-year war in Afghanistan concluded Tuesday night in Qatar, with both sides saying progress had been made. The nearly two weeks of talks produced two draft agreements between the militants and the U.S. government...

The Latest: Longest round of Afghan peace talks concludes

Mar. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and the U.S. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban have ended in Qatar, with both sides saying progress has been made. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted...