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'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Jan. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century romance...

Signs of a weaker global economy send stocks sharply lower

Jan. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China's government said its economy grew in...

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane

Jan. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The search for the missing plane taking Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala to his new team in Wales was called off for the night on Tuesday with authorities not expecting to find any survivors in the English Channel. Police said floating objects had been seen in the water but they were...

Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May's 'Plan B'

Jan. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European Union divorce deal through Parliament. British lawmakers have other ideas — lots of other ideas. May's Conservative government is headed for a showdown with Parliament next week, when lawmakers...

The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The chairman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has denied that his company's technology allows China's security forces to eavesdrop on customers and demanded that critics back up the...

The Latest: Police say 'floating objects' seen in search

Jan. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the search for small passenger plane that disappeared over the English Channel with Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. Police searching for the small passenger plane that disappeared near the Channel Islands say "a number of floating...

AP Explains: Why are France and Germany renewing their vows?

Jan. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany signed a treaty Tuesday renewing their friendship and pledging greater cooperation between their two nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed the Aachen accord exactly 56 years after their predecessors inked the...

World shares retreat on fears of global, Chinese slowdown

Jan. 22, 2019 7:18 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets fell Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020 and China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gave up 0.5 percent to 11,076 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent at...

UK's world-famous Beefeaters on strike over pensions

Jan. 22, 2019 6:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Workers at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace — including some of London's famed Beefeaters — are on strike in a dispute over pensions. The historic attractions, among London's most popular, remained open Tuesday despite the work slowdown, which is the second in the...

UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine

Jan. 22, 2019 6:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease. In a report this week, the World Health Organization and partners said they had confirmed two...