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LONDON | The Latest: German lawmakers oppose Brexit deal revision

LONDON— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11 a.m. The German parliament has approved a motion stating that the Brexit deal can’t be renegotiated, underlining the stance of the government and European Union allies. The largely symbolic motion was approved hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel and the other 27 EU leaders gather in Brussels. … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: German lawmakers oppose Brexit deal revision

BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK— Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its “Made in China 2025” economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 10,961.39 and the CAC40 in … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Flag dispute stalls talks on Bosnia’s new government

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A flag dispute has stalled talks on the formation of a new government in Bosnia after an October election reflecting persisting ethnic divisions long after the 1992-95 war ended. Planned talks were canceled Tuesday over a demand by the Bosnian Serb presidency member Milorad Dodik that the flag of the Serb mini-state … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Flag dispute stalls talks on Bosnia’s new government

TIRANA, Albania | Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

TIRANA, Albania — Public university students protesting the cost of tuition fees have gathered for the largest rally to date, threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met. Thousands of students on Tuesday held posters, blew vuvuzelas and shouted “Lower the tariffs!” in front of the Education Ministry. Students from other cities and Tirana … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May holds Brexit talks with Germany’s Merkel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks aimed at salvaging Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union. Merkel greeted May with a handshake in wet, gray weather at the chancellery in Berlin Tuesday as the … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May holds Brexit talks with Germany’s Merkel

PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures

PARIS — The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, speaking Tuesday to broadcaster BFM-TV. After weeks of often … Continue reading PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures