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Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that another eight people were missing in typhoon-hit areas in central and...

The Latest: Scottish party won't accept Brexit plans

Oct. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The leader of the independence-minded Scottish National Party says her party will never accept British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans. Nicola Sturgeon told her party conference Tuesday that Scottish voters had opposed leaving...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. Britain is due to...

Mozambique braces for 'ill-tempered and nasty' election

Oct. 13, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's elections on Tuesday are almost certain to be won by the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi but it is unclear if the results will bring badly needed stability and economic growth. The southern African nation of nearly 30 million people has a strategic...

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

Oct. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating...

Former North Carolina Secretary of State Faulkner dies at 87

Oct. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Funeral services are being held this weekend for the first woman to serve as North Carolina's secretary of state. Janice Faulkner died on Tuesday at a retirement community in Greenville at age 87. Sister-in-law Joyce Hardison said on Friday that Faulkner had been in declining health...

Spanish government vows to exhume Franco before election

Oct. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has set Oct. 25 as the deadline for relocating the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a mausoleum to a more discreet grave in a public cemetery in Madrid. The deputy prime minister in Spain's caretaker Cabinet, Carmen Calvo, said Friday the exhumation will be conducted in...

EU sees hope in Brexit talks; Irish leader sees wide gaps

Oct. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite having only days to bridge wide divisions over Brexit, the European Union maintained a semblance of hope Wednesday that the acrimonious fight over Britain's departure from the bloc could somehow still be settled amicably. Across the European Parliament, voices resonated with...

New Mexico governor praises oil industry for opportunities

Oct. 8, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham professed her full-throttled support for the oil sector on Tuesday, telling industry leaders that her Cabinet secretaries works for them and that she hopes the state can overtake North Dakota as the No. 2 oil producer among states. Lujan Grisham,...