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Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK's worst trafficking cases

Oct. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

GRAYS, England (AP) — Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together...

The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

Oct. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 4:25 p.m. U.K. police are revising their theories about a truck found in southeast England with 39 bodies inside, saying it traveled from Belgium to England, not from Ireland as they thought...

Johnson's future, and UK's, rests on EU move on Brexit delay

Oct. 23, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long argued that Brexit will let Britain "take back control" from the European Union. On Wednesday, Johnson's future, and his country's, rested on a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.'s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic...

The Latest: EU lawmaker backs 3-month Brexit extension

Oct. 23, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that a three-month flexible extension of the deadline beyond Oct. 31 is the only option. Guy Verhofstadt, a member of European Parliament, said after a meeting of EU expert legislators that...

What's next after Johnson's goal of Brexit on Oct. 31 fades?

Oct. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's goal of taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 looks to have bitten the dust after lawmakers blocked his attempt to fast-track a Brexit bill through Parliament. The ball is now in the court of the EU, which must decide whether to postpone the U.K.'s...

Stocks turn lower amid earnings reports, Brexit delay

Oct. 23, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets mostly dipped Wednesday after more corporate earnings reports weighed and as Brexit seemed due to be delayed again, extending uncertainty. In Europe, Germany's DAX edged down almost 0.1% to 12,752 while France's CAC 40 shed 0.6% to 5,623. London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3% to 7,234...

The Latest: EU Council president will recommend Brexit delay

Oct. 22, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:35 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says he will recommend that the EU grant Britain's request for an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Tusk tweeted Tuesday that he will urge the other 27 EU nations to approve Britain's delay....

The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

Oct. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire....

Boris Johnson inches toward securing Brexit but delay likely

Oct. 22, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For a brief moment Tuesday, Brexit was within a British prime minister's grasp. Boris Johnson won Parliament's backing for the substance of his exit deal but lost a key vote on its timing, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading his country out of the European Union —...

British lawmakers back PM Johnson's Brexit bill in principle, but he still must win final approval before Oct 31.

Oct. 22, 2019 2:18 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers back PM Johnson's Brexit bill in principle, but he still must win final approval before Oct 31.