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Stocks turn higher as markets remain volatile; oil drops

Dec. 10, 2018 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks remain volatile Monday as major indexes swung from sharp losses in morning trading to modest gains in the afternoon. Energy and financial companies are falling and technology companies are rising. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost as much as 507 points in early trading...

The Latest: Red Cross: Migrant policy mustn't add suffering

Dec. 10, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A top humanitarian leader admits governments have a right to set migration policy, but insist they shouldn't increase suffering or play into a recent trend toward the "criminalization of compassion."...

Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will

Dec. 10, 2018 2:20 PM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital in Slovakia for four days after her third baby's birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok...

Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

Dec. 10, 2018 2:18 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defying fierce opposition from the U.S. and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of U.N. member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has...

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

Dec. 10, 2018 2:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. With EU officials adamant the withdrawal deal is not up for renegotiation,...

The Latest: EU official: Bloc won't renegotiate Brexit deal

Dec. 10, 2018 1:27 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won't renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal. Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted...

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Dec. 10, 2018 1:26 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. Russia's Defense Ministry said a pair Tu-160 bombers landed at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas on Monday following a 10,000-kilometer (6,200-mile) flight....

Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

Dec. 10, 2018 1:24 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus. The transaction was sealed in anonymity. "You don't know me, I don't...

EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday

Dec. 10, 2018 1:19 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday.

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

Dec. 10, 2018 12:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. EU headquarters said that travel bans and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against...