The European Union's Commission chief has used the 25th anniversary of the summit to reinforce the goal of an ever-closer union to lambast some member states that refuse to apply common rules and said the bloc needs to rethink a looser relation for those not fully committed to the common cause.
British Brexit Secretary David Davis told London financial-sector bosses that he is "not really interested" in seeking a transitional deal with the European Union to soften the process of the U.K.'s exit from the bloc, the Financial Times reported Friday.
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:00am
The youth treatment center where police say a teenager brutally killed a staff member while trying to escape is a working cattle ranch in southern Utah that hasn't previously had any major violations with the state or violent incidents.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:40am
Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:40am
Global shares were mostly higher Friday after an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hardline immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed coal champion, to intervene with Republicans.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 12:12am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
An international tribunal has ruled against a London-listed mining company seeking $1.3 billion in compensation from Indonesia's government for terminating coal mining licenses that were forged by an Indonesian business partner.