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UK media: May 'humiliated' after EU trashes her Brexit plan

Sep. 21, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit blueprint is in tatters after it was rejected by the European Union at a summit the U.K. media branded a "humiliation." European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday that parts of May's plan simply...

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

Sep. 20, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision. The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the U.N. Security...

Germany, France help Western Balkans get rid of illicit arms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Germany and France have launched a project fighting illicit firearms trafficking in the Western Balkans as part of preparations for those nations to seek European Union membership. International officials held a meeting on the arms project Thursday in the Albanian capital of Tirana....

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain's departure from...

The Latest: 65 Syrian migrants land in Cyprus

Sep. 20, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the influx of migrants (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Cyprus police say 65 people — including 24 children and 18 women — believed to be Syrian migrants are receiving medical check-ups after arriving aboard a boat spotted southeast of...

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Sep. 20, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting talks...

The Latest: May says hers is only serious plan on table

Sep. 20, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks at the European Union summit (all times local): 4 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her Brexit plan is the "only serious and credible" proposal on the table, minutes after EU chief Donald Tusk said May's plan will not work. May says her...

EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

Sep. 20, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's efforts to improve transparency with users about their data, warning it could face sanctions for not complying. EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova turned up the pressure on the social...

Greek foreign minister confident on name deal with Macedonia

Sep. 20, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says he's confident a preliminary deal to rename neighboring Macedonia will be fully ratified despite opposition in both countries. Nikos Kotzias says he hopes and believes Macedonians will back the name change to "North Macedonia" in a Sept. 30 referendum....

Britain appeals for EU Brexit compromise over Irish border

Sep. 19, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday appealed to the European Union to soften its stance in Brexit negotiations, saying that only her government has a workable plan to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland in the U.K. and EU member state Ireland. But despite...