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US stocks dip ahead of looming weekend deadline on trade

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday ahead of a looming weekend deadline for trade talks between Washington and Beijing. A new round of U.S. tariffs is scheduled to take effect on Chinese goods Sunday, the latest escalation in a trade dispute that has dragged on economies around the world....

Bloomberg tells UN climate talks: You can count on the US

Dec. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — New York billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg led a high-powered charge against President Donald Trump's climate policies Tuesday, assuring activists, scientists and politicians from around the world that Americans are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

Tens of thousands of Czechs call on prime minister to resign

Dec. 10, 2019 1:57 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Czechs returned to the streets of Prague on Tuesday to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. The protest at the central Wenceslas Square and a march followed two huge rallies earlier this year when a quarter of a million people demanded that Babis step down in the...

Finland gets world's youngest prime minister, a woman age 34

Dec. 10, 2019 1:22 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland became the country with the world's youngest sitting head of government Tuesday when the Nordic country's parliament chose a 34-year-old woman who is a prolific user of social media and a keen advocate for environmental issues as prime minister. Lawmakers in the 200-seat Eduskunta...

Greece sends letters to UN over Turkey-Libya deal

Dec. 10, 2019 1:19 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has sent two letters to the United Nations explaining its objections to a maritime boundary deal between Turkey and Libya and asking for the matter to be taken up by the U.N. Security Council, the government spokesman said Tuesday. The country’s foreign minister also...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...

Europe's new central bank chief faces slow growth, dissent

Dec. 10, 2019 11:48 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency union might break up. Christine Lagarde succeeds him with more breathing room - but facing serious challenges from a weak economy, policy differences among...

Bosnian police clear migrants from camp near old minefield

Dec. 10, 2019 11:41 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police rounded up migrants at a tent camp Tuesday and ordered them to board buses that would take them to what was described as a better facility near the capital of Sarajevo. The Vucjak camp where the migrants were living has almost no facilities. Local...

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...

France's Macron wants EU to move quickly on Brexit talks

Dec. 10, 2019 11:08 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the European Union to move forward quickly on Brexit talks after Britain holds a general election on Thursday. Macron said EU members need to preserve “the method that has worked up to now, that is to say: unity.” He spoke Tuesday at...