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The Latest: France prepared for Brexit no-deal

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says France is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and Britain....

Thiem beats Nishikori to keep semifinal hopes alive

Nov. 15, 2018 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem kept alive his chances of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals — and helped out Roger Federer — with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori on Thursday. Thiem, who lost both his previous matches at the season-ending tournament, had to win in straight sets to...

School children among dozens injured in German bus crash

Nov. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two public buses filled with students on their way home from school crashed head-on Thursday in southern Germany, injuring dozens of children and adults, authorities said. Police said about a dozen people suffered serious injuries, including two school children and one of the drivers....

The Brexit story so far: How Britain got itself in a bind

Nov. 15, 2018 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's 2-day-old draft deal to leave the European Union is in danger of collapsing, increasing the likelihood of a disorderly, economically painful exit from the bloc next year. British politicians in favor of leaving the EU have criticized the agreement reached Tuesday after more than a...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor said Thursday he would seek the death penalty for five men charged with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, while the United States moved to sanction 17 Saudi officials it said were involved in the slaying. The Saudi...

Judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a special counsel indictment against a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The decision by U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, an appointee of President Donald Trump, allows the criminal case against Concord...

Greece says about 74,000 asylum-seekers now in the country

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Thursday that about 74,000 asylum-seekers are now living in the country, and efforts are underway to expand housing for them and improve conditions at island camps for migrants who arrive by sea. Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said that in coming months some...

Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle higher at midday

Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks erased early losses and were slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street after the technology sector turned higher. The modest gains Thursday, if they hold, would end a five-day losing streak. Power...

Italy's bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

Nov. 15, 2018 11:55 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian...

Brazilian gets life in prison for Spanish family slayings

Nov. 15, 2018 11:49 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain on Thursday handed down three life sentences to a Brazilian man convicted of the gruesome slayings of his aunt, uncle and two young cousins. A jury in Guadalajara, near Madrid, had found Patrick Nogueira guilty of premeditated murder of the four earlier this month. The judge...