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Stocks edge higher on Wall Street ahead of tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 11:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in midday trading Tuesday as investors considered reports that the U.S. will delay a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods as the nations continue negotiating a trade deal. The proposed tariffs scheduled to begin on Sunday threaten to hit U.S. consumers...

Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

Dec. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly large role in the campaign for Thursday's general election. It has inspired...

Trump 'favor' request tops list of notable quotes in 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 10:19 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's request of a “favor” from his Ukrainian counterpart, in a line that helped to launch the impeachment process, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2019. Trump said, “I would like you to do us a favor,...

UK's Johnson wants to talk about Brexit, not health care

Dec. 10, 2019 9:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until polling day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Tuesday to get his election campaign back onto Brexit after coming under fire for his lack of empathy for looking away from an image of a child sleeping on a hospital floor while seeking treatment. The story of...

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

Dec. 10, 2019 8:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain's general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the...

Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...

650 House seats, 3 days to go: the UK election in numbers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — There are just three days to go until Britons vote in an election that will determine not only who governs the U.K., but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union As the parties scramble to secure the support of wavering and undecided voters, here's a...

Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaign

Dec. 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at his photo....

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Dec. 8, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs Thursday when voters will pass...