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2 Koreas, US-led UN Command meet again at Koreas' border

Oct. 21, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military officers from the two Koreas and the U.S.-led U.N. Command met again at the Koreas' border village Monday to examine an ongoing effort to disarm the area. Demetallizing the Panmunjom village inside the Koreas' heavily fortified border was among many agreements the Koreas...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

Oct. 21, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business group warned Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry said these plans could include...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

Oct. 20, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business lobby group warned Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry said these could include...

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia presented a united front Friday in support of free trade based on international rules and cooperation, starkly underscoring their differences with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. That support for free trade "is the most important signal from this...

Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

Oct. 19, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written...

EU, Asia leaders underline support for Iran nuclear deal

Oct. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders are giving their backing to the Iran nuclear deal, saying the pact is good for global security and that it's important to respect international agreements. At a summit in Brussels on Friday, the leaders underlined their "collective support" for the 2015 deal...

The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

Oct. 18, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 9:15 p.m. A U.N. expert says the world is witnessing "a new and very worrisome practice" of governments...

UK's May to face fresh ire at home after being spared by EU

Oct. 18, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will head home from an inconclusive European Union summit on Brexit to a barrage of criticism that her 27 EU counterparts spared her during the two-day event that ended Thursday.. In Brussels, May said she would consider a longer transition period, one...

European and Asian leaders seek to boost trade, security

Oct. 18, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk" and the threat of climate change, a top European official said Thursday. European Council President Donald Tusk spoke in Brussels as he opened the...

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

Oct. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Mnuchin made the announcement on his Twitter account , saying that the decision was made after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....