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UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Tuesday that her plan to retain close ties with the European Union "absolutely keeps faith" with voters' decision to leave the bloc, as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of ...

Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died, the government said Tuesday. He was 99. The House of Lords website said he died Monday. Known for being ...

China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

By GERRY SHIH and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a ...

4 ambulances leave Thai cave site on Day 2 of rescue

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Four ambulances on Monday left the area around the flooded cave in northern Thailand where members of a youth soccer team have been trapped for more than two weeks, suggesting that a total of eight of the ...

UK leader fills top Brexit post after shock resignation

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union insisted Monday that their divorce negotiations remain on track, after the resignation of the U.K.'s top Brexit official shook Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile grip on power. May appointed staunchly ...

Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

By HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent ...

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the ...

Pompeo points to Vietnam as example of improved relations

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea. Pompeo met with senior Vietnamese officials, including the prime minister and foreign minister in ...

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

By KARL RITTER, Associated Press ROME (AP) — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico ...

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea’s ‘gangster’ rebuke, cites progress

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday brushed aside North Korea's accusation of "gangster-like" denuclearization demands. Pompeo maintained that his third visit to the country had produced results but also vowed that sanctions would ...