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LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

LONDON— A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country “with everything I’ve got” after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark … Continue reading LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

RIMBO, Sweden | UN-sponsored peace talks for Yemen start in Sweden

RIMBO, Sweden— Representatives from Yemen’s warring sides sat in the same room in Sweden on Thursday as U.N.-sponsored peace talks for the war-torn Arab country got underway, aimed at halting a catastrophic three-year civil war. Sweden’s foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, opened the talks at a castle in Rimbo, a town north of Stockholm, wishing the … Continue reading RIMBO, Sweden | UN-sponsored peace talks for Yemen start in Sweden

LONDON | Divorce papers signed, now Brexit battle moves to Parliament

LONDON— Britain and the European Union have signed their divorce papers, but that’s not the end of the 45-year relationship. It’s just the start of a British political battle over the separation. Now the deal must be approved by the U.K. Parliament, where no party has a majority and lawmakers range from burn-the-bridges Brexiteers to … Continue reading LONDON | Divorce papers signed, now Brexit battle moves to Parliament

NEW YORK | WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

NEW YORK  — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last playoff game, whichever was later. … Continue reading NEW YORK | WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

CANBERRA, Australia | Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

CANBERRA, Australia — A spy chief says Australia’s critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. were allowed to help roll out the nation’s 5G network. Australian Signals Directorate director-general Mike Burgess said his cyber experts had backed the government’s … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

KABUL, Afghanistan | Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time. There were a multitude of attacks but the most serious was in a northern … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close

FRANKFURT, Germany | Europe debates tougher emissions cuts for vehicles

FRANKFURT, Germany  — European Union officials are working on tougher auto emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive Commission were to negotiate Wednesday in the wake of environment ministers’ agreement late … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Europe debates tougher emissions cuts for vehicles

BERLIN | German industry urges breakthrough at Brexit talks

BERLIN — German’s main industry association says political leaders need to make a major breakthrough at upcoming negotiations on ending Britain’s membership in the European Union. The Federation of German Industries, known as BDI, cautioned Tuesday that a so-called hard Brexit with Britain leaving the bloc with no trade deal would be a “disaster” for … Continue reading BERLIN | German industry urges breakthrough at Brexit talks

BRUSSELS | EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

BRUSSELS— The European Parliament has voted to cut CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 40 percent by 2030 and will take this position into talks with the European Union’s 28 nations. The proposed 40 percent cut was a compromise between environmentalists who wanted tougher commitments and those seeking to keep the cuts within … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed amid lingering trade tension worries

TOKYO — Asian stocks were mixed Monday and Wall Street futures rose after the U.S. and Canada said they had reached a compromise on revising their trade pact KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 24,245.76. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost nearly 0.6 percent to 6,172.30. South Korea’s Kospi gave up 0.2 percent … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mixed amid lingering trade tension worries

WASHINGTON | Quiet start to Supreme Court term amid tumult over Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — It’s the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanaugh’s angry, emotional denial. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Quiet start to Supreme Court term amid tumult over Kavanaugh

BEIJING | US, China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

BEIJING — China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth. U.S. regulators went ahead with a planned 10 percent tax on a $200 billion list … Continue reading BEIJING | US, China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

LONDON | UK foreign secretary urges EU to step back from ‘abyss’

LONDON — Britain’s foreign secretary has urged European Union leaders to “step back from the abyss” and seek a compromise over Brexit. Jeremy Hunt told BBC Saturday the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make Prime Minister Theresa May’s “sensible, concrete proposals actually work.” He spoke one day after … Continue reading LONDON | UK foreign secretary urges EU to step back from ‘abyss’

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier says his team is studying new ways to check goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations. Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

WASHINGTON | Report: Trump won’t compromise with Canada in NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON — The Toronto Star reports that President Donald Trump has said privately that he won’t make compromises with Canada in high-stakes talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. The report appeared to raise doubt about whether the two countries can reach a deal soon to keep Canada in the trading bloc. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Trump won’t compromise with Canada in NAFTA deal