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Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

Mar. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Colombian authorities say about 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, giving up weapons and uniforms as they abandon the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Colombia's foreign ministry on Monday released the updated...

UK speaker stymies May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intends to try a third time to...

US, Russia to hold talks on Venezuela in Rome

Mar. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The U.S. State Department says Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, will hold talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and other Russian officials on Monday and...

The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on its twice-rejected Brexit deal unless it is substantially changed. John Bercow says parliamentary...

China's Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

Mar. 18, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26, the foreign ministry said Monday. Italy's coalition government has sent mixed signals over whether it will sign a proposed agreement to join China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road infrastructure...

Global shares rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX slid 0.2...

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

Mar. 18, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region....

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 18, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information on the victims who were lost: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up...

The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

Mar. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10 a.m. The organizers of New Zealand's largest gun show say they have canceled the event to show respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre and because of "elevated security risks."...