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Britain’s EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said ‘non’ twice

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — 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. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its ...

100s in river ‘no-man’s land’ after Mexico troops block way

By MARÍA VERZA and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep ...

Prince Harry: ‘Powerful media’ is why he’s stepping away

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry took aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born as he expressed regret for the way he has had to step down from royal duties. In a personal speech that referenced his late mother, Princess Diana, ...

Britain’s EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — 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. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its ...

China’s Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously

By YANAN WANG and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that it's "extremely crucial" to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected 217 people in the country. His remarks, cited by state broadcaster CCTV, came ...

Huawei exec’s extradition hearing begins in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added ...

UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a ...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

By CHRISTINA LARSON and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some ...

Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options

By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia's ...

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister’s resignation

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience ...