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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