LONDON | The Latest: UK to scrap application fee for EU citizens

LONDON — Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is scrapping a fee it was due to charge European Union citizens applying to settle permanently in the U.K. after Brexit. After Britain leaves the EU, citizens of the bloc will … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK to scrap application fee for EU citizens

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Zimbabwe’s ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local): 5:28 p.m. Zimbabwe police have charged the leader of the country’s largest labor union with subverting the constitutional government. The lawyer for Japhet Moyo, the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions said he has been charged with subversion … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s military says it has detained national guardsmen who stole weapons, kidnapped officers

CARACAS, Venezuela — Jan 21, 2019—Venezuela’s military says it has detained national guardsmen who stole weapons, kidnapped officers. By Associated Press

LONDON | The Latest: Poland suggests time limit on Irish backstop

LONDON —Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2 p.m. Poland’s foreign minister has suggested the Brexit impasse could be broken by setting a five-year time limit on an Irish border guarantee in the agreement. Jacek Czaputowicz said in comments published Monday that the solution would be less … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Poland suggests time limit on Irish backstop

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo presidential inauguration postponed

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 21, 2019—Congo’s police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said. Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition’s headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and cancelled the event, said Eve Bazaiba. “Our headquarters (HQ) was besieged, our activists began to gather, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo presidential inauguration postponed

PARIS | France’s Macron to promote foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS— Jan 21, 2019—French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government’s economic policies. The CEOs or top executives of Microsoft, Uber, General Electric, Procter & Gamble and … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron to promote foreign investment at Versailles

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela puts down mutiny by national guard unit

CARACAS, Venezuela —Jan 21, 2019—Venezuela’s government said Monday it put down a mutiny by a National Guard unit in a poor neighborhood a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. The uprising triggered protests in the same neighborhood that were dispersed with tear gas. The armed forces in a statement said that it had captured … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela puts down mutiny by national guard unit

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania minister prepares decree to quash graft cases

BUCHAREST, Romania—Jan 21, 2019—Romania’s justice minister said Monday that he has prepared an emergency decree that could quash hundreds of corruption cases involving the country’s most senior officials. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader is to meet later in the day with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to discuss the ordinance. It could lead to the suspension of … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania minister prepares decree to quash graft cases