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Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides. Speaking Wednesday alongside U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the two...

G-7 'counter-summit' protest mobilizes against inequality

Aug. 21, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

IRUN, Spain (AP) — Protesters are beginning to set up camp on both sides of the border between France and Spain ahead of this year's G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations. They're calling it a "counter-summit" and have a packed schedule of conferences and workshops along the Basque coast...

Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilities

Aug. 21, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda also...

France's Macron seeks to be a mediator in G-7 hard times

Aug. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G-7 summit this weekend fresh off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, hoping to maintain his image as a global mediator at a time of deep political and economic insecurity in the world and despite President Donald Trump's open disdain for...

US says it's ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea

Aug. 21, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States is ready to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries ended their regular drills that North Korea calls an invasion rehearsal. During the 10-day U.S.-South Korean training,...

Trump says would be 'appropriate' for Russia to rejoin G-7

Aug. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'd like to see Russia readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. Trump said Russia is often discussed when he and the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meet annually. Trump is scheduled to fly to France...

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Aug. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...

Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G-7 summit

Aug. 20, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend. Protesters, too, are setting up camp in towns near France's border with Spain to prepare for...

Chinese, Japanese foreign ministers meet amid calming ties

Aug. 20, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Japan met Tuesday amid an unusually lengthy stretch of calm in their countries' often turbulent relationship. The meeting between China's Wang Yi and Japan's Taro Kono came a day before a three-way summit also involving their South Korean counterpart, Kang...

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed...