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Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Sep. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of a news...

Greece: Time for EU to step up and deal with migration issue

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's migration policy minister says the European Union's Mediterranean states are in a better position to convince other EU partners to help them cope with migrant arrivals. Giorgos Koumoutsakos says the incoming European Commission's priority to forge a new EU migration policy...

The Latest: Johnson says he can see 'shape' of a Brexit deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "there is a good chance" of a Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson says "I can see the shape" of an agreement,...

EU probes Belgian tax deals with multinationals

Sep. 16, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is investigating tax schemes that Belgium has set up with 39 multinational companies. The commission said Monday the investigations aim to assess whether Belgian rulings issued between 2005 and 2014 gave an unfair advantage to the companies by allowing them to pay...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Sep. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31...

US stock indexes end mixed; S&P 500 notches 3rd weekly gain

Sep. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower. A slide in technology stocks, along with losses in consumer-focused and real estate companies, offset solid gains elsewhere in the market, including big Wall Street banks and industrial...

The Latest: UK leader will meet with EU's Juncker on Brexit

Sep. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. Johnson says...

Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

Sep. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. "There is the rough shape of the deal to be done," Johnson said...

Lawyer: Client to pursue EU money in human rights case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot lawyer said Thursday he's going to the European Union's Court of Justice to get the bloc's executive arm to use money earmarked as assistance to Turkey to compensate a client who won a human rights case against the Turkish state. Attorney Achilleas Demetriades says his...