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UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an ...

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday, ...

Mini-migration summit: EU nations try to resolve differences

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. Facing a domestic political crisis in Germany over ...

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey’s high-stakes votes

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be ...

Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world's last remaining ban on women driving. It's a historic moment for women who have ...

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace

By JAMEY KEATEN and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva, one ...

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the ...

Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government ...

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village." She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after ...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump’s North Korea effort

By EMILY SWANSON and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe ...