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Johnson dodges UK's health woes, wants to talk about Brexit

Dec. 10, 2019 8:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until polling day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Tuesday to get his election campaign back onto Brexit after coming under fire for his lack of empathy for looking away from an image of child sleeping on a hospital floor while seeking treatment. The story of...

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

Dec. 10, 2019 8:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain's general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the...

Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...

Finland's parliament picks world’s youngest sitting premier

Dec. 10, 2019 7:34 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s parliament chose Sanna Marin as the country's new prime minister Tuesday, making the 34-year-old the world’s youngest sitting head of government. Marin is heading a five-party, center-left coalition. The four other parties in the coalition are headed by women...

Bloomberg shows up as climate UN talks get into tough phase

Dec. 10, 2019 6:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — American billionaire and Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg says that the next U.S. president should halt fossil fuel subsidies altogether. Bloomberg, who launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, is attending a United Nations global climate conference in Madrid that...

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister

Dec. 10, 2019 6:20 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sanna Marin is expected to be tapped as Finland's prime minister Tuesday, becoming the world's youngest head of government at the head of a five-party, center-left coalition. The Nordic country's Parliament, the 200-seat Eduskunta, is set to approve Marin, whose government will have a...

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Dec. 10, 2019 6:17 AM EST

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between...

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

Dec. 9, 2019 7:44 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Dec. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a...