Latest Gibraltar News

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip. The Rock's about 34,000 residents didn't want to leave the European Union — in the 2016...

Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visit

Sep. 28, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran slammed the United States on Saturday for what it called an "inhumane" decision to bar its foreign minister, who was attending the U.N. summit meetings in New York, from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in the city. U.S. authorities were not allowing Iranian Foreign...

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker

Sep. 27, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday released a British-flagged oil tanker it had seized in July, while the country's president, returning from an annual United Nations meeting, said he had been told the United States had offered to lift sanctions if Tehran returned to the negotiating table over its nuclear...

The Latest: Iran says US sanctions 'more unstable than ever'

Sep. 27, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The chief executive of the Swedish shipping firm that owns a British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July and released Friday says embassy representatives from India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines visited...

Swedish owner of oil tanker held by Iran: ship has not moved

Sep. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Swedish shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July said Tuesday the Stena Impero was still in Iranian waters, a day after Iran said the vessel was free to move. Erik Hanell, CEO of Stena Bulk, told The Associated Press that "we...

The Latest: European powers push for new talks with Iran

Sep. 24, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:49 a.m. The leaders of France, Britain and Germany are urging Iran to enter talks about a new arrangement to bolster the fraying nuclear deal Tehran struck with the West in 2015 — though they said they still...

UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: "If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been...