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Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Feb. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit. Sky News said the Japanese carmaker is to announce Tuesday that the Swindon plant will close in...

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

Feb. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually, officials said Monday. Lithuanian startup Trafi said Berlin will be the first major European capital...

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Feb. 18, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and...

Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

Feb. 18, 2019 9:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child. Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique...

Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout

Feb. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk. The developments mark a new low in a bitter...

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

Feb. 18, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French judge has refused to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie portrays French priest...

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

Feb. 18, 2019 9:20 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The American Jewish Committee says it hopes years of reconciliation work between Poland and Israel will not be undone by a new dispute over the Holocaust. American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said...

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

Feb. 18, 2019 9:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese telecom gear is a cybersecurity threat. And in a potential blow to the U.S. claims, British media reported that the country's intelligence agencies have found it is...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

Feb. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic...

Alfa Romeo unveils Formula 1 car for new season

Feb. 18, 2019 8:57 AM EST

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Formula One car that will be piloted by former champion Kimi Raikkonen this season. Raikkonen, teammate Antonio Giovinazzi and team principle Frederic Vasseur posed with the white-and-burgundy Alfa Romeo C38 in the pit lane of the Barcelona-Catalunya...