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The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

Finnish media: Leader ‘ice-cold strong’ in Trump encounter

Oct. 3, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish media on Thursday praised their president’s performance at a Washington news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump as "ice-cold strong" as he stoically endured Trump’s heated comments on the U.S. impeachment inquiry. The U.S. president used large chunks of their...

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

Sep. 30, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition parties have met to plan how to be block a "no-deal" Brexit from taking place against Parliament's will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is "completely united about stopping no-deal." The parties, including the Labour Party and the...

Finnish PM: EU members agree on budget link to rule of law

Sep. 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister says no European Union member including Hungary and Poland is directly opposing linking the bloc's financial framework to performance on the rule of law in member countries — a proposal that has so far been fiercely opposed in Budapest and Warsaw. Antti...

The Latest: UK's Supreme Court aims to rule early next week

Sep. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Britain's Supreme Court says it is aiming to hand down its judgment in a landmark legal challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament early next week. The country's top court must...

Trump, Finland's president to meet at White House in October

Sep. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto will mark 100 years of diplomatic relations between their countries at the White House next month. The White House says the Oct. 2 meeting will focus on furthering cooperation between the U.S. and Finland, including promoting...

Finland's centrist party picks new head, 3rd female leader

Sep. 7, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The party that previously held the prime minister's office in Finland has picked a 32-year-old lawmaker and economic affairs minister as its new leader. A Center Party congress on Saturday made Katri Kulmuni the party's chairwoman on Saturday. Kulmuni is the third woman to lead the party....

The Latest: Johnson fails to win vote on early election

Sep. 4, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's bid to leave the European Union (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to win sufficient parliamentary support for an early national election on Oct. 15. The vote was 298 in favor and 56 opposed, not enough to force the election...

The Latest: UK-EU talks on Brexit to be stepped up

Aug. 29, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Britain will be stepping up its technical meetings with European Union negotiators as the nation tries to secure a deal to leave the trading bloc. Downing Street says in a statement its team of Brexit negotiators will meet with their EU...

EU insists Iran nuclear deal must be part of any future pact

Aug. 29, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Thursday that the existing nuclear deal between Iran and world powers must not be sacrificed as part of any U.S. moves to forge a new security agreement with Tehran amid attempts to set up a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian...