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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...

Senate upholds Treasury decision to ease Russian sanctions

Jan. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury's decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of...

Turkey's Erdogan calls for revision of Bosnia peace accords

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a revision of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War, saying they failed to address the former Yugoslav republic's future. Erdogan said the United Nations should take "a stronger step" in a possible revision of the...

Several thousand in Belgrade seek truth about Kosovo murder

Jan. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in the capital of Serbia, demanding that the authorities find out who killed a moderate Serb politician in Kosovo a year ago. Holding candles, the crowd Wednesday walked in silence to honor Oliver Ivanovic, who was gunned down in the Serb-dominated...

Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

Jan. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn't stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their...

Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding details of...

Greek PM Tsipras faces midnight confidence vote in his govt

Jan. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers geared up Wednesday night for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal normalizing relations with neighboring Macedonia. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to...

APNewsbreak: Europeans unravel big tennis match-fixing ring

Jan. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as something else: The suspected ringleader of a highly organized illegal gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and corrupting more than 100 players from...

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the assassination of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the...

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...