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EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

Nov. 12, 2018 4:03 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced intensifying pressure from her divided Conservative government that could yet scuttle a deal. Britain leaves the EU on March 29 — the first country...

Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes

Nov. 12, 2018 11:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the...

Top British diplomat to press Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Nov. 12, 2018 10:16 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Monday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to press the kingdom to fully cooperate with a Turkish investigation into last month's killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Foreign Secretary...

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Nov. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability. May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday. Britain...

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

Nov. 11, 2018 8:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they...

UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

Nov. 10, 2018 7:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former U.K. minister says others may step down from the government to protest Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. Jo Johnson told BBC radio Saturday it is up to members of Parliament to take a stand. He said that if others decide to resign, "good on them." Johnson, the younger brother...

US, British war dead honored at site where Revolution began

Nov. 9, 2018 2:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The British are coming again — this time in friendship. A memorial honoring fallen soldiers from the U.S. and Britain is being dedicated this month, and the venue couldn't be more ironic: Boston's historic Old North Church, where the American Revolution pitting rebellious colonists...

UK minister resigns over Brexit and backs another referendum

Nov. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A minister in the British government stepped down Friday to protest Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan and is backing calls for a second referendum on whether the country should leave the European Union. Jo Johnson, younger brother of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, said the...

The Latest: Bolton says US not isolationist

Nov. 9, 2018 11:26 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the centennial of Armistice Day (all times local): 5:20 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is countering the notion that the United States is isolationist, saying that Trump's participation in international celebrations marking...

End of an era: UK air force to disband bomb disposal unit

Nov. 9, 2018 7:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — It's the end of an era for Britain's Royal Air Force: Its only bomb disposal squadron is being disbanded, 75 years after it was formed to disarm unexploded German bombs. An RAF spokesman said Friday there will be "no change to public safety" when the 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron is phased out...