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  • Spain to back Brexit deal after UK agrees to Gibraltar terms

    November 25, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal yesterday with Britain over Gibraltar on the eve of an EU summit today. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who arrived in Brussels yesterday evening for preparatory talks with EU leaders, will then have the momentous task of selling

  • Brexit deal almost done, but Spain holds out over Gibraltar

    November 23, 2018 2:06 PM 9

    LONDON (AP) — European Union diplomats were meeting Friday to finalise the draft divorce agreement between Britain and the bloc, amid a warning from Spain that it will oppose the deal if it isn’t guaranteed a say over the future of Gibraltar. Leaders of EU nations are due to meet Sunday to sign off on the deal, which lays out the terms of Britainâ

  • May confronts party rebels as EU prepares Brexit summit

    November 19, 2018 4:01 PM 16

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to seal business support for her Brexit deal with the European Union on Monday, but remained on a collision course with a group of lawmakers seeking to unseat her. The draft agreement has triggered an avalanche of criticism in Britain and left May fighting to keep her job, even as she races to firm up the final

  • Rhodes scholar class features mainly women, immigrants

    November 19, 2018 2:28 PM 13

    BOSTON (AP) — The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year’s recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Among the 32 winners is Harvard University senior Jin Park, the first

  • Federal judge: Florida is 'laughing-stock of the world'

    November 16, 2018 5:04 AM 24

    A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the US Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. "We have been the laughing stock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to fix this," U.S. District Judge Mark Walker

  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

    November 13, 2018 3:18 PM 14

    PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Republican Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Senator Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won yesterday after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a week after voters

  • Panicked civilians fled hospital in Yemen

    November 13, 2018 5:00 AM 11

    Amnesty International says heavy fighting near a hospital in Yemen forced hundreds of patients to flee across the street, some carrying their own medical equipment, as shrapnel rained down. The rights group described scenes of chaos from Sunday's fighting near the al-Thawra hospital in the port city of Hodeida. Amnesty's Lynn Maalouf said Monday that "as the battle

  • Human rights commission expresses 'concern' over Brazil

    November 13, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    The Inter-American Com-mission on Human Rights has expressed "deep concern" over human rights in Brazil and says it will monitor what happens when the government of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro assumes office on January 1. The commission released a report Monday after a one-week visit to eight states in the country. It highlighted violence suffered

  • Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

    November 9, 2018 2:34 PM 13

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City today and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border, caravan organisers said. The decision was made late yesterday in a Mexico City stadium where roughly 5,000 migrants have spent the past few days resting

  • Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume

    November 5, 2018 2:29 PM 18

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions today with air defence drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a “war situation,” raising Mideast tensions as America’s maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. The sanctions end all economic benefits America had granted Tehran