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UK lawmakers will vote on postponing approval for Brexit deal, potentially scuttling government's plan

Oct. 19, 2019 4:40 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK lawmakers will vote on postponing approval for Brexit deal, potentially scuttling government's plan.

UK Parliament in rare Saturday session for vital Brexit vote

Oct. 19, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are holding their first weekend sitting in almost four decades to vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the European Union and finally let the U.K. leave the bloc at the end of this month. At least, that's the government's plan. Some...

Kurdish forces say Turkey violating cease-fire in NE Syria

Oct. 19, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces say Turkey is failing to abide by terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, refusing to lift a siege it imposed on a key border town in northeastern Syria 30 hours after the truce went into effect. The Syrian Democratic Forces called Saturday on U.S. Vice President Mike...

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Oct. 19, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting demands by the Trump administration that South Korea pay more to help cover...

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

Oct. 19, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, launched more than three years ago, determined that those 38...

Democratic voters concentrate on candidates, not impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — In the liberal strongholds of Des Moines' west side and the Iowa State University campus in Ames, not once was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked by voters recently about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. It's not that the investigation into the president's request for...

Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

Oct. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Oct. 19, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters...

The art of the boast: Trump's a master

Oct. 19, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's never just a deal. President Donald Trump's penchant for overselling his accomplishments has been on vivid display in recent days as he hailed his Syria cease-fire as a boon for civilization and claimed his trade agreement with China was the biggest ever. The economy is the...

Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

Oct. 19, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It's a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by...