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The Latest: Macron: Brexit is a "political lesson" for EU

Mar. 22, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Brexit is more a "political lesson" than a lengthy technical negotiation. Speaking at the end of the European Council in Brussels, Macron said the failure by Britain to deliver Brexit more than two years...

NZ says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolation

Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — New Zealand's deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in prison and called for solidarity to eradicate "hate-filled ideologies." Winston Peters was speaking at an emergency...

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar. 22, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's head of state told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that China's new "Silk Road" linking Europe and Asia must be a "two-way street," addressing concerns among Western allies that the colossal infrastructure project is meant merely to amplify Beijing's global influence....

For EU, Brexit has trashed May's 'strong and stable' image

Mar. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May used to promise "strong and stable" government. Fellow EU leaders used to believe her. But then came almost three years of Brexit missteps and mayhem. For the EU, Britain's 2016 vote to leave was a shock; what has happened since has left the reputation of...

EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May

Mar. 22, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. May's mantra since the Brexit referendum...

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

Mar. 22, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program. The North Korean action came a week after...

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mar. 22, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival." The European Council will discuss on Friday a 10-point strategy set out by the European Commission before an EU-China summit next month....

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...

Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won't attend AIPAC summit

Mar. 21, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won't attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, Sen....