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The Latest: Tusk: UK to be ‘second-rate player’ post Brexit

Nov. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on campaigning for Britain’s general election (all times local): 8:45 p.m. European Union Council President Donald Tusk says that the United Kingdom will be “a second-rate player” once it leaves the bloc, squeezed in between the likes of the EU, the United...

EU leader Tusk won't run for presidency in native Poland

Nov. 5, 2019 1:48 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leader Donald Tusk announced Tuesday that he won't run to be the president of his native Poland, saying he carries too much "baggage" from his time as prime minister. Tusk, who was prime minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014, was seen as a politician who could block the...

UK parties spar in election that may settle Brexit _ or not

Oct. 30, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Finally, Britain's political ice floes are moving. After three years of Brexit impasse, an election in six weeks may break the logjam. Or it may just rearrange the ice pack, keeping the U.K. trapped half in and half out of the European Union. Official campaigning for the Dec. 12 poll hasn't...

Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

Oct. 29, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes...

The Latest: UK lawmakers approve early election on Dec 12

Oct. 29, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain is set to hold an early election on Dec. 12, after a bill authorizing the vote was passed by the House of Commons. Lawmakers voted 438-20 in favor of the bill to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson the early election...

EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails

Oct. 28, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.'s departure from the bloc, postponing it until Jan. 31. British politicians immediately began using the extra time to do what they have done for more than three years:...

The Latest: Boris Johnson will try again for early election

Oct. 28, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will try again to secure a December election, after lawmakers rejected his call for a Dec. 12 vote. After failing to secure the required two-thirds support for a motion to hold an early election,...

UK's Johnson seeks Dec. 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Oct. 24, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson's latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break Britain's...

World shares advance as earnings remain in focus

Oct. 24, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets rose on Thursday after some upbeat company earnings and as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monetary policy decision and news conference. The FTSE 100 in London advanced 1% to 7,330 while Germany's DAX gained 0.6% to 12,875. The CAC 40 in France picked up 0.5% to...

Asian shares mixed as earnings drive modest Wall St gains

Oct. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains in a wobbly day of trading as investors reviewed another set of mixed company earnings. Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% to 22,763.93 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.4% to 26,682.41. The Shanghai...