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UK Commons speaker deals new blow to Johnson's Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain's scheduled departure date, Johnson's government had sought a "straight up-and-down...

Tech companies, banks boost stocks; Boeing drops again

Oct. 21, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

Technology companies and banks powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, placing the market on track to extend its gains of the past two weeks. The rally came as investors found fresh reason for optimism as the U.S. and China continue negotiations aimed at resolving their costly trade war. China's top...

Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match

Oct. 21, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event. The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his winning streak at St....

Unsung diplomat is unlikely hero in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, is scheduled to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in Congress. Taylor, a former Army officer and retired career civil servant, has emerged as an unlikely hero in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Taylor...

American Airlines jet lands in Dublin after fumes in cabin

Oct. 21, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane were treated in a hospital in Dublin on Monday after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid forced an emergency landing. One of the pilots told an air traffic controller that two flight attendants passed out briefly and other...

Water cut to migrant camp as Bosnian authorities feud

Oct. 21, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Local authorities in the Bosnian town of Bihac on Monday cut off a nearby migrant camp's water supply, to pressure the government into reducing the population of the overcrowded site that international organizations have criticized as unsuitable. But aid workers said the...

US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

Oct. 21, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out...

AP Interview: Catalan head says only talks can stop protests

Oct. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader said Monday that the recent massive protests in the region, which often spiraled into violent clashes with police, won't cease until the Spanish government agrees to listen to separatists' demands. "If we don't sit down to talk this won't stop," Catalan regional...

High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Oct. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war. The stakes couldn't be higher. An agreement between Putin — who has backed the Syrian government...

Andy Murray chosen to represent Britain in Davis Cup finals

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been chosen to play for Britain in the Davis Cup finals, organizers said Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won a title on Sunday for the first time since hip surgery in January, has not played in the team tournament since 2016. Britain will play the Netherlands...