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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...

Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change

Apr. 23, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament. The 16-year-old Swede, who has sparked a global wave of youth environment protests, met Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other...

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,...

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

Apr. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted. He'd be wary of owning a driverless car — "I...

The Latest: Boris Johnson's sister running for pro-EU party

Apr. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The sister of leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson is running for the European Parliament for a British pro-EU party. Journalist Rachel Johnson is among candidates for Change U.K., a newly formed party...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710

Apr. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital. The Extinction Rebellion protests started Monday and have at times paralyzed parts of London, with peaceful demonstrations at...

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

Apr. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely." Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct....