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EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

Oct. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials hoped to sketch out a Brexit deal with Britain within hours, but negotiations stretched into early Wednesday in the latest effort at producing an agreement in more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals. The bloc said it might be possible to strike a...

The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East

Oct. 15, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat. In a written statement Monday announcing...

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

Oct. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them. Many EU foreign ministers were looking beyond a strong statement...

EU demands UK face Brexit 'realism;' Johnson scrambles

Oct. 7, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union appeared to be poles apart Monday on a potential Brexit deal, with the Dutch government urging the British government to offer "more realism and clarity," and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting that the bloc must soften its stance. Last week the British...

The Latest: Scottish court rejects bid to force Brexit delay

Oct. 7, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit developments (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Scottish court has rejected an attempt by anti-Brexit campaigners to order Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, saying the government has already promised to abide by a law...

The Latest: EU officials worried about Johnson's language

Sep. 26, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:20 p.m. European Union officials are concerned about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's use of "offensive" language in parliament, notably words like "surrender", "betrayal" and "traitor." Taking to Twitter, the EU commissioner in charge of...

EU insists Iran nuclear deal must be part of any future pact

Aug. 29, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Thursday that the existing nuclear deal between Iran and world powers must not be sacrificed as part of any U.S. moves to forge a new security agreement with Tehran amid attempts to set up a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian...

Biden health plan aims far beyond legacy of 'Obamacare'

Aug. 27, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping himself in the legacy of "Obamacare," Joe Biden is offering restless Democrats a health care proposal that goes far beyond it, calling for a government plan almost anybody can join but stopping short of a total system remake. Recent polls show softening support for the full...