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LONDON | The Latest: May defends besieged Brexit deal with EU

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:55 a.m. British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Prime Minister Theresa May must withdraw her “half-baked” Brexit deal with the European Union or Parliament will reject it. Labour Party leader Corbyn says Parliament “cannot and will not accept a false choice … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May defends besieged Brexit deal with EU

LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

LONDON— A former U.K. minister says others may step down from the government to protest Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Jo Johnson told BBC radio Saturday it is up to members of Parliament to take a stand. He said that if others decide to resign, “good on them.” Johnson, the younger brother of Boris … Continue reading LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league’s television partners have shown increases after the first nine week of the season while one remains flat. That is welcome news after ratings decreased 9.7 percent last season and 8 percent in 2016. “I’m glad the league has turned the … Continue reading NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia to block Chinese $9 billion energy takeover bid

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government has warned it intends to block a Hong Kong and Chinese consortium’s 13 billion Australian dollar ($9 billion) takeover bid for an energy infrastructure company because it conflicts with Australia’s national interest. CK Consortium needs approval of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board to take over APA Group, which owns … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia to block Chinese $9 billion energy takeover bid

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia’s ex-PM warns Jerusalem move would worry Indonesia

CANBERRA, Australia — A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to reporters after meeting Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the tourist island … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia’s ex-PM warns Jerusalem move would worry Indonesia