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Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading to 22,555.14. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,064.27, while...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

North Macedonia leaders agree on April 12 election date

Oct. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's political leaders agreed Sunday that an early election will be held next year, following the European Union's decision not to begin membership talks. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said late Sunday after a meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski that the leaders...

Mogherini rues 'historic mistake' over EU membership talks

Oct. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc's leaders have made "a historic mistake" when they failed to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia earlier this week. Mogherini said Sunday in her blog that she regretted that European...

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

Oct. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed to avoid needing yet another extension to that deadline, even though he has...

Fractious Brexit saga to continue in Parliament, courts

Oct. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson's halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days. JOHNSON'S PUSH IN PARLIAMENT...

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The British minister in charge of Brexit preparations says contingency plans are being "triggered" to cope with the disruptions expected if the country crashes out of the European Union without a...

UK's Johnson asks for a Brexit delay that he doesn't want

Oct. 20, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson late Saturday sent an unsigned letter to the EU seeking a delay to...

The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay

Oct. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The British government has formally asked the European Union for a delay to Brexit — but also sent a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing against it. Johnson was forced to request a delay after Parliament voted to delay a...