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LONDON | After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

LONDON— Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain’s Cabinet table says: We have a decision. After a year and a half of negotiating with the European Union — and fighting with itself — the U.K. government on Wednesday backed a deal to allow Britain’s orderly exit from the … Continue reading LONDON | After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

LONDON | May secures Cabinet backing for Brexit deal as critics rage

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she won her Cabinet’s backing for a draft divorce deal with the European Union after a “long, detailed and impassioned” marathon meeting Wednesday. The breakthrough came as pro-Brexit lawmakers raged against a draft agreement they said would make the U.K. subservient to the bloc indefinitely. May’s Cabinet … Continue reading LONDON | May secures Cabinet backing for Brexit deal as critics rage

LONDON | Novak Djokovic closes in on semifinals at ATP Finals

LONDON  — Novak Djokovic won his second straight match at the ATP Finals, beating Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the semifinals. The five-time champion from Serbia saved two break points at 4-4 in the opening set and then broke Zverev in the following game to take the … Continue reading LONDON | Novak Djokovic closes in on semifinals at ATP Finals

LONDON | European markets lead advance as stock recover their poise

LONDON  — Stock markets recovered their poise Monday with many of Europe‘s main indexes trading 2 percent higher — but few market participants would go as far as to say that the recent downturn has come to an end. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 was up 1.9 percent to 7,074 while Germany‘s DAX … Continue reading LONDON | European markets lead advance as stock recover their poise

LONDON | Many of bomb suspect’s conspiracy theories tracked Trump’s

LONDON — Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc lived in an alternate universe where monstrous reptiles stalk people in Florida’s Everglades, a malevolent Jewish billionaire pays American children to stage school shootings and German politicians are secretly being conceived using Adolf Hitler’s frozen sperm. Sayoc’s hallucinatory world, pieced together by The Associated Press from the digital … Continue reading LONDON | Many of bomb suspect’s conspiracy theories tracked Trump’s

LONDON | Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

LONDON— Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region. Clegg, 51, will become a vice president of the social media giant, and report to Chief Operating Officer Sheryl … Continue reading LONDON | Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

LONDON | European stocks recover their poise on Italy relief

LONDON — European stock markets edged higher Wednesday after the Italian government indicated that upcoming deficits will be lower than originally thought. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the CAC 40 in France was up 0.6 percent at 5,499 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares rose 0.6 percent to 7,516. German markets were closed … Continue reading LONDON | European stocks recover their poise on Italy relief

LONDON | Eurozone economy appears to lose momentum as exports stall

LONDON — The 19-country eurozone economy lost momentum in September despite a resilient performance by the services sector in Italy, according to a closely watched survey released Wednesday. Financial information firm IHS Markit said its composite purchasing managers’ index, a key measure of business activity in services and manufacturing, slipped to 54.1 points in September … Continue reading LONDON | Eurozone economy appears to lose momentum as exports stall