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Biden nominates Cindy McCain to UN food and agriculture post

Jun. 23, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is nominating Cindy McCain to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, one of 17 nominations announced Wednesday that included major diplomatic and arts assignments. McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John...

Review: 'A Distant Grave' is a complex and lyrical thriller

Jun. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

“A Distant Grave,” by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur) Homicide detective Maggie D’arcy has been hoping to heat up a cross-Atlantic romance with her sweetheart, Conor Kearney, but after a body turns up on Long Island beach, her trip to Ireland appears to be off. ...

Veteran lawmaker to lead N. Ireland's DUP after turmoil

Jun. 22, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Tuesday named veteran lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson as its new leader, weeks after he narrowly lost the election to lead the senior partner in Northern Ireland’s government. The party said that when...

EU court leaves Facebook more exposed to privacy challenges

Jun. 15, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is subject to EU privacy challenges from watchdogs in any of the bloc's member states, not just its lead regulator in Ireland, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, in a ruling that has implications for other big tech companies. Under the EU's...

Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat

Jun. 13, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit. Britain and the EU are in a spat over...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

EU vows a firm response as Brexit tensions rise anew

Jun. 10, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials vowed Thursday to use all measures available to ensure that the United Kingdom respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the bloc as tensions rise over trade involving Northern Ireland. “It is paramount to implement...

EU warns of retaliation as post-Brexit talks with U.K. stall

Jun. 09, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that Britain could face retaliatory tariffs or other sanctions after talks failed to resolve an increasingly heated dispute over implementation of their post-Brexit trade deal in Northern Ireland. Maros...

Luiselli's prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis

Jun. 07, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award. The 100,000-euro ($122,000) award, sponsored...

EXPLAINER: Curbing tax avoidance by multinational companies

Jun. 04, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — How can governments keep multinational companies from avoiding taxes by shifting their profits to low-tax countries? For nearly a decade, nations have grappled with that question, seeking to deter companies from legally avoiding tax by...