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A look at timings for Britain's crucial Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a critical vote her EU divorce deal — and its prospects are uncertain. A look at how Tuesday's events are...
Jan. 15, 2019

ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude.
Jan. 15, 2019

3 arrested in ongoing anti-terror operation in Catalonia

MADRID (AP) — Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia say they have arrested at least three people as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation. A Catalan police spokeswoman...
Jan. 15, 2019

UNC removes Confederate pedestal from campus overnight

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Crews removed remnants of a Confederate statue from the University of North Carolina hours after the school's outgoing president ordered they be put into storage...
Jan. 15, 2019

Zimbabwe's president in Russia to meet Putin and seek loans

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Zimbabwe, whose country is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, is visiting Russia in hopes of securing long-term loans. President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Jan. 15, 2019

German economy slowed in 2018, but dodges year-end recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's economic growth eased to 1.5 percent last year amid signs of a wider global slowdown, though the figures suggest Europe's largest economy at least escaped...
Jan. 15, 2019

Spanish rescuers bore tunnel in frantic search for toddler

MADRID (AP) — Rescuers in southern Spain are digging a horizontal tunnel in an attempt to reach the bottom of a deep and narrow borehole where they hope to find...
Jan. 15, 2019

Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests; 5 killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly...
Jan. 15, 2019

New UN envoy makes first visit to Syria since appointment

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations' new special envoy for Syria says he hopes to have "constructive" talks in Damascus. Geir Pedersen spoke briefly to reporters upon his arrival...
Jan. 15, 2019

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union after two years of political upheaval. Just 10...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Zimbabwe military uses tear gas on protesters

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe demonstrations (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Danish skiing club unhurt by Austria avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The head of a western Denmark ski club says the hotel in Austria where...
Jan. 15, 2019

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

BEIJING (AP) — China is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a...
Jan. 15, 2019

German economy slowed in 2018 amid signs of global downturn

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's economic growth eased to 1.5 percent last year amid signs of a slowdown in Europe and the wider global economy. The growth figure announced Thursday...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Israeli PM slams Iran over satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister is accusing Iran of lying about its...
Jan. 15, 2019

World shares rally ahead of vote on Brexit deal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. Markets were also boosted...
Jan. 15, 2019

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information...
Jan. 15, 2019

Founder of Huawei, trying to allay security fears, says company would deny government requests for customer information

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Founder of Huawei, trying to allay security fears, says company would deny government requests for customer information.
Jan. 15, 2019

Poland arrests 3 urging more deaths after mayor slain

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's interior ministry says police have arrested three people calling for more killings following the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk. Joachim Brudzinski said Tuesday on...
Jan. 15, 2019

South Sudan pursues fragile peace, but people remain wary

KAJO KEJI, South Sudan (AP) — Since a fragile peace deal was signed in September, South Sudan's previously warring parties have been working to rebuild trust in some of the...
Jan. 15, 2019

5 killed in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests, activists say

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A human rights group in Zimbabwe says five people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some...
Jan. 15, 2019

Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian officials say several a series of avalanches have struck buildings and roads but caused no injuries. Austria news agency APA reported Tuesday that an avalanche overnight...
Jan. 15, 2019

Israel's new military chief takes office at ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new military chief has taken office at a ceremony in Tel Aviv. The 54-year-old Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi was promoted from major-general at the ceremony at...
Jan. 15, 2019

France's Macron launches 'grand debate' following protests

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is formally launching a "grand debate" to try to appease the yellow vest movement following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron heads Tuesday to...
Jan. 15, 2019

Jordan agrees to host Yemen talks about prisoner exchange

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has agreed to host U.N-brokered negotiations between Yemen's warring sides about a prisoner exchange. The kingdom's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Jordan...
Jan. 15, 2019

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