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The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

Oct. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same safety warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by a typhoon tipped to be its worst in six decades. Tokyo Disneyland was shut. Shops were closed, shelves...

Man seized in Scotland not French fugitive murder suspect

Oct. 12, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police say a man was mistakenly arrested in Scotland on suspicion he was a French fugitive accused of killing his wife and four children eight years ago. A French police spokesman told The Associated Press that French and Scottish investigators determined Saturday that the fingerprints...

9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained

Oct. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities. According to a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday by the university's press office, all nine of its students in the city were...

Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of expected typhoon

Oct. 10, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving veterans. It was still bright and sunny in Tokyo on Thursday when tournament organizers took the unprecedented...

The Latest: Samoa makes two changes for Ireland match

Oct. 10, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 21 at the typhoon-affected Rugby World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Samoa has made two changes for its final Rugby World Cup Pool A game against Ireland in Fukuoka on Saturday. The changes from the lineup which lost 38-19 to Japan last Saturday are in the forwards, where...

Trump's Scottish golf clubs extend run of yearly losses

Oct. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's two golf resorts in Scotland posted another year of multimillion-dollar losses as his properties contend with a struggling local economy and a backlash against his divisive rhetoric. Trump's golf clubs on the North Sea and Irish Sea lost a combined 11.9 million...

Court papers say UK's Johnson would seek delay if no deal

Oct. 4, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October, according to a document read aloud in a Scottish court Friday. The government document quoted in Scotland's Court of Session...

The Latest: NGOs give helping hand to Brit expats in Cyprus

Oct. 4, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA, Britain's...

Victor Perez first French winner at Dunhill Links

Sep. 29, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rookie Victor Perez claimed his first European Tour title in his 29th appearance after posting a 2-under 70 to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by one shot on Sunday. The 27-year-old Perez narrowly missed his 12-foot birdie putt at the last but a close-range par was...