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German exports to Britain down amid Brexit uncertainty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:47am

German exports to Britain dropped by about 4% during the first 11 months of last year amid concerns about the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, a German trade body said Monday.

US army investigating plane crash in Taliban-held area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:05am

The U.S. military said Monday that it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan.

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:30am

Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes.

Irish leader says EU will have upper hand in UK trade talks

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:36am

Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides.

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:11am

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

Watchdog: China is 2nd largest arms producer behind the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:56am

China is the second-largest arms producer in the world behind the United States but ahead of Russia, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.

India plans sale of debt-laden national carrier Air India

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:50am

India said Monday it plans to sell its entire 100% stake in the national carrier Air India to shore up falling government revenues amid an economic slowdown, after an initial attempt last year failed to attract a single bidder.

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 9:54pm

Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus.

Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:10pm

Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out.

AP source: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe

Zeke Miller and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:42pm

President Donald Trump said he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, former national security adviser John Bolton recounts in a draft of his forthcoming book.

Gas prices fall 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 in past 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 3:30pm

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has declined 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 over the past two weeks.

Canadian patient with China virus showed symptoms on plane

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 9:43am

Canadian officials said Sunday that they are tracking down airline passengers and others who were in close contact with the first person in the country detected with an emerging virus that originated in China.

Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stability

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:56am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, greeted to a fanfare arrival Sunday in Algiers, said the North African nation is “important for the stability of the region,” an apparent bow to Algerian efforts to play a key role in unwinding chaos in neighboring Libya.

Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:45am

Officials from Libya's two rival governments said fighting erupted Sunday as the country's east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month.

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:58am

Election Systems & Software, Dominion Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic — also provide election management and vote-tallying systems for many of the nation’s 10,000 voting jurisdictions.

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:30am

With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground.

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:02am

Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players.

Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 3:18am

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.

US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:42pm

The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday.