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Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

Feb. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk." The abrupt...

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

Feb. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected issue its guidance on whether auto imports...

Mercedes' Wolff fears no-deal Brexit's effect on Formula One

Feb. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EST

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads into the new Formula One season seeking a sixth consecutive title. It's the looming possibility of a chaotic rupture of the United Kingdom from the European Union that would be...

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Feb. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the...

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Feb. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit. Sky News said the Japanese carmaker is to announce Tuesday that the Swindon plant will close in...

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

Feb. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at the...

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

Feb. 18, 2019 6:38 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D. The redesigned European Parliament is expected...

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

Feb. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum...

Barred from Venezuela, European lawmakers call for action

Feb. 18, 2019 6:00 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Conservative European lawmakers who were barred from entering Venezuela this weekend are urging the European Union's top diplomat to suspend contacts with Nicolas Maduro's government. Esteban Gonzalez Pons, the head of the European Popular Party parliamentary group, is also calling for...

UK's Hunt says Brexit talks in 'crucial final period'

Feb. 18, 2019 4:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Brexit talks are entering a "crucial final period" but that an agreement can be sealed before Britain leaves the European Union on March 29. Hunt told reporters Monday that "there is a way through this. We know how we can get a majority in...