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Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:53am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans hit a hurdle Monday when Parliament’s upper chamber told the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K. physical proof of their right to remain after the country leaves the bloc.

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:34am

Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten threats to business growth.

Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:14am

Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry.

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:47am

European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea so that it concentrates on upholding the U.N. arms embargo against Libya, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday.

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

Rami Musa and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:57am

Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war.

BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:53am

BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job.

IMF: Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:06am

Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth.

Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:53am

Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos, as officials on Monday detailed extra security measures like vehicle checks and webcam shutdowns with U.S. President Donald Trump and other notables set to arrive.

EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:13am

The European Union has set up a 900 million euro ($998 million) budget to help countries hit by humanitarian crises, with Africa getting the largest share of the money.

James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead

Andrew Dalton and Matt Kemp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:09am

The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career.

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:46am

Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.”

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:49am

Paris commuters who have battled through six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers ended their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system.

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:16am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

Jill Lawless and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:13am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world.

Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism - survey

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:14am

Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

France's Macron tells global CEOs: we're open for business

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:53am

France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country.

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:42pm

In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter.

Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

Jim Morris and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:05pm

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China and the United States.

World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:12pm

Stock markets were trading in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.