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Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the...

Spanish king invites Socialist leader to form a government

Dec. 11, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday asked caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form a government, even though the Socialist leader appeared short of political support. Sánchez’s Socialist party collected most votes in last month’s general election...

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached. In a sign of growing frustration over...

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions

Dec. 11, 2019 2:03 PM EST

To get everyone on board with her plan to combat global warming, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. Von der Leyen, who took office this month at the helm of...

The main parties and policies in the British election

Dec. 11, 2019 1:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed...

What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit

Dec. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party does not fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support his Brexit...

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Dec. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she leads was the unfortunate result of a...

Italy urges donor conference for quake-struck Albania

Dec. 11, 2019 11:17 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Italy's foreign minister on Wednesday urged an international donors' conference to raise funds for Albania following last month's earthquake that flattened buildings and killed 51 people. Luigi di Maio also pledged further aid from Italy, saying Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...

EU court adviser against tackling Slovenia-Croatia dispute

Dec. 11, 2019 7:57 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An adviser to the EU Court of Justice said Wednesday the court should not deal with a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia because the issue is a matter of international and not EU law. In an opinion, Advocate General Priit Pikamäe proposed that the court should...

World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

Dec. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt rose in...