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May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Jan. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was battling to...

The Latest: Official sees no Brexit change on Channel checks

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A top French border police official says checks of the English Channel for illegal immigration won't change after Britain leaves the European Union on March 29. Franck Toulliou, the second-in-command of France's Air and Frontier Police, said...

The Latest: Body of German skier recovered after avalanche

Jan. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Austrian police say they have recovered the body of a fourth German skier killed in an avalanche near the resort of Lech last weekend. Police in Vorarlberg province said rescue workers using search dogs and an avalanche probe...

Wolff follows Berhalter from Columbus to US national team

Jan. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Josh Wolff has been hired as assistant coach under new American national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, moving with his former boss at Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. Wolff, who turns 42 next month, was a teammate of Berhalter on the U.S. World Cup teams in 2002...

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

Jan. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal. Brandenburg governor Dietmar Woidke said Wednesday that "it's really important to create positive examples" of countries taking decisions to curb climate change....

German police raid far-right group members, find weapons

Jan. 16, 2019 9:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities have conducted raids in several parts of Germany on suspected members of a far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland. Prosecutors and regional police in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said more than 100 weapons,...

Lufthansa chief urges rethink on closure of Berlin airport

Jan. 16, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of German airline Lufthansa has suggested that plans to close Berlin's aging Tegel airport should be reconsidered. German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that Carsten Spohr cited growing passenger numbers in the airport and doubts about whether a long-overdue airport slated to be...

German village evacuated amid avalanche risk

Jan. 16, 2019 8:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Officials have ordered residents of a village in southern Germany to leave their homes immediately due to "acute" avalanche risk. Authorities said Wednesday that villagers of Raiten, near the Austrian border, should take important documents and medicines with them, and inform neighbors who...

German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

Jan. 16, 2019 6:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn't disclosed in line...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we still have time to negotiate' on Brexit but next move up to UK prime minister

Jan. 16, 2019 5:10 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we still have time to negotiate' on Brexit but next move up to UK prime minister.