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UK spat: Theresa May, Tony Blair trade Brexit snipes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:32am

British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Prime Minister Tony Blair have exchanged sniping attacks as Britain's divorce from the European Union keeps getting uglier.

Lebanese take to the streets to protest political stalemate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:37am

Hundreds of Lebanese took to the streets Sunday to protest against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections.

Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:35am

Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations.

4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:26am

Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed.

Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:41am

The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants.

Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:24pm

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:42pm

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador detailed plans Saturday to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.

Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles

Calvin Woodward and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:24pm

Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination.

Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:46pm

Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport.

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:14pm

Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government.

Utah charges accused California man of securities fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:47am

A California man who was the founder and president of a natural gas and oil company in Utah faces charges in that state alleging he defrauded investors.

New Nevada attorney general: Background check law a priority

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:05am

Nevada's new attorney general wants to find a way to implement a stalled, voter-approved gun background check law when he takes office early next year after his predecessor said the measure couldn't be enforced.

Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:36am

Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian air force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border.

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:22am

Genoa's mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, killing 43 people.

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:07am

Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch.

The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:21am

The Latest on France protests (all times local):

Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:33am

Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:23am

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen's referendum to help define policy.

Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:56pm

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met Saturday in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war.