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Burkina Faso says Canadian abducted by suspected extremists

Jan. 16, 2019 4:25 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso near its border with Niger, the West African nation's security ministry said Wednesday. The Canadian man, identified as Kirk Woodman, was abducted overnight during a raid on a mining site in...

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Jan. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...

ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

Jan. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010,...

Gabon's ailing president returns for government swearing-in

Jan. 15, 2019 7:11 AM EST

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government. Bongo's return comes a week after an attempted coup by officers with the Republican Guard. Two of the plotters were killed...

The Latest: May says Brexit won't see workers' rights cut

Jan. 14, 2019 7:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support for her European Union divorce deal by promising that her government won't try to water down environmental standards and workers' rights after Brexit. The commitment is an attempt to...

UK leader in frantic final push to win Brexit deal backing

Jan. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May made a frantic last push Monday to swing lawmakers' support behind her seemingly doomed Brexit deal, warning that its defeat risked scuttling the U.K.'s departure from the European Union and "betraying the vote of the British people." May claimed to have...

GOP: FBI should review conflict between Baker, unions

Jan. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of the Missouri Republican party says the FBI should review a standoff between Kansas City area labor unions and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, who is chairwoman of the state Democratic party. Baker and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 42...

France pledges 1B euros in aid to rebuild Iraq

Jan. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — France is committing $1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday. Le Drian was in Baghdad on a busy day that also saw Iraq's top officials receiving King Abdullah II of Jordan. The French...

Doubts greet Macron's 'grand debate' to quell French anger

Jan. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters and political rivals of President Emmanuel Macron criticized a sweeping "letter to the French" he issued after two months of weekly demonstrations, saying Monday his response was inadequate to quell anger over his economic policies. The letter released Sunday...