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US stock indexes close lower on mixed company earnings

Oct. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

A choppy day of trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks closing lower after a sell-off in technology stocks strengthened toward the end of the day. That late-afternoon burst of selling erased modest gains for the market, which was coming off two weeks of gains. The major indexes wavered for much of the...

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 —...

The Latest: EU Council president will recommend Brexit delay

Oct. 22, 2019 4:34 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....

British PM Boris Johnson says if lawmakers reject his 3-day timetable for Brexit bill he will pull it, seek an election

Oct. 22, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British PM Boris Johnson says if lawmakers reject his 3-day timetable for Brexit bill he will pull it, seek an election.

World shares rise after upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were rising Tuesday, spurred by upbeat talk from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Investors were heartened by Trump's comment to reporters Monday that he hopes to sign a trade deal with China next month at a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 22, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ERDOGAN WARNS KURDISH FIGHTERS TO PULL OUT The Turkish president says up to 1,300 Syrian Kurdish fighters have yet to vacate a northeastern Syrian area invaded by his troops, hours before a five-day...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia's...

New blow to Johnson's Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked

Oct. 21, 2019 3:38 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...

What next after Boris Johnson denied vote on Brexit deal?

Oct. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce...

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...