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UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday kick-started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it was not limiting its search to British candidates. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of...

Scottish leader to give update on independence plans

Apr. 24, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to outline her plans for a new referendum on independence from the U.K. The first minister is scheduled to update the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Wednesday on "Brexit and Scotland's future." Her office did not say whether Sturgeon will set a date...

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision

Apr. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the market, the price of...

AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism

Apr. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new, more efficient leadership to successfully counter a populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China....

All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

Apr. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to some...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

The Latest: Analysts: Iran sanctions bullish for oil prices

Apr. 23, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. move to end Iran sanction exemptions (all times local): 4 p.m. Energy analysts at Raymond James & Associates are warning that U.S. imposition of tougher Iranian oil sanctions is "unambiguously bullish" for the price of oil. The analysts say in a report...

France: Far-right claims surface for Macron's ally

Apr. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Nathalie Loiseau, who leads French president Emmanuel Macron's party in the May European Union parliament elections, faced criticism Tuesday after a report that she featured on a list alongside far-right candidates at a student's election 35 years ago. Mediapart reported Monday that the Former...