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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

Oct. 17, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a...

US delegation seeking a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Oct. 17, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against Islamic State...

The Latest: Farage urges rejection of Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 p.m. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has urged the U.K. Parliament to reject the new tentative deal reached between the British government and the European Union. Farage said Thursday the deal is "just not Brexit" and would bind Britain to the EU...

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip. The Rock's about 34,000 residents didn't want to leave the European Union — in the 2016...

The Latest: US Rep. Elijah Cummings' widow laments his death

Oct. 17, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 6:30 a.m. The death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings early Thursday has made a widow of Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of Maryland's Democratic Party. She released a statement, calling her husband "an honorable man...

Envoy key to Ukraine debate is due up in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 17, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to tell House lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry that he was merely repeating President Donald Trump's reassurances when he told another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in the administration's dealings with Ukraine....

Opposition lawmakers again shout down Hong Kong leader

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced from the legislature for the second day on Thursday by opposition members protesting a bloody attack on a leader of the nearly 5-month-old pro-democracy movement. The lawmakers shouted and waved placards depicting Lam with bloodied hands, prompting...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week

Oct. 17, 2019 5:40 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week.

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

Oct. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 votes the party has in Parliament if he is going to have any chance in getting any Brexit deal he negotiates with the European...

Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him

Oct. 17, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial. The day's events, interrupted...