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UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a ...

EU leaders plead with UK to get its act together on Brexit

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union leaders were pleading Wednesday with the U.K. to finally get its act together on Brexit, end internal strife and come up with a realistic plan to leave the bloc — well over two years after Britain decided to leave the ...

Kenya’s president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

By BEN CURTIS, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 "innocent lives," the country's president said Wednesday. "All the terrorists have been eliminated," President ...

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press DUNSTABLE, England (AP) — Brexit has British business owners on edge — and that is great news for Lovespace, a storage and warehousing company outside London. Lovespace, which collects boxes from customers, stores them and then returns the goods when ...

Shah’s last palace, secluded refuge in Iran, is now a museum

By AMIR VAHDAT and MOHAMMAD NASIRI, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The shah of Iran's last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains — a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting. Today, it costs them around $1. The ...

Zimbabwean military deploys to areas hit by fuel protests

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers have deployed to some areas of the capital where police are clashing with protesters over fuel hikes. An Associated Press journalist on Monday saw three military trucks with soldiers headed for Chitungwiza, a large suburb southeast of Harare, the ...

UK leader mounts last-ditch bid to win Brexit deal backing

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May offered both a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. But the British leader had few ...

Pompeo: US wants accountability for Khashoggi’s murder

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi ...

36 injured in Paris bakery gas explosion

By ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. Firefighters ...

Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS (AP) — Paris brought in armored vehicles and the central French city of Bourges shuttered shops to gird for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters Saturday, as the movement seeks new arenas and new momentum for its weekly demonstrations. Authorities deployed 80,000 ...