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Unions striking for Alitalia fix ground hundreds of flights

Dec. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of international and domestic flights in Italy were cancelled Friday as air transport workers held a nationwide strike to protest feared firings and salary cuts at troubled national carrier Alitalia. Attempts to find a buyer for the airline, run by state-appointed administrators since...

Panel vote sends Trump impeachment charges to full House

Dec. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a vote by the full U.S. House on Friday, as the Judiciary Committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation. The...

The Latest: Johnson urges 'healing' after big election win

Dec. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered an olive branch to Britons who want to remain in the European Union, saying he will respect their “warm feelings” and build a “new partnership” with the...

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Dec. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break. The U.K. election result means Britain's departure from the European Union will almost certainly happen - after multiple delays - on Jan. 31, as scheduled. It remains unclear how...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a...

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade deal

Dec. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of waiting, markets had a muted reaction to news Friday that the US and China had reached an initial deal on trade. The agreement to a “Phase 1” deal means that the US won't impose new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been set to kick in this weekend. President...

Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay

Dec. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters in Algeria's main cities took to the streets again Friday after Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of the influential army chief, was declared the oil-rich nation's new president in an election boycotted by members of the vibrant pro-democracy...

'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

Dec. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn't hit him, he shouted,"...

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's gamble on early elections paid off as voters gave the UK prime minister a commanding majority to take the country out of the European Union by the end of January, a decisive result after more than three years of stalemate over Brexit. Johnson's promise to “get Brexit...

Climate talks head for overtime with key issues unresolved

Dec. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries scrambled Friday to reach an agreement at a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year. With the prospect of overtime looming, negotiators split their work into two parts, separating discussions on...