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Ex-Trump adviser Morrison testifies on concerns over Ukraine

By DEB RIECHMANN, LISA MASCARO and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top White House official who raised concerns about President Donald Trump's efforts to push Ukraine to investigate his political rivals confirmed some aspects of earlier reports but contradicted ...

Health care or Brexit? UK parties unveil election themes

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The opposition Labour Party kicked off its campaign for Britain's December general election with one overriding message Thursday: It's not just about Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put the emphasis firmly on economic and ...

Islamic State group announces successor to al-Baghdadi

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group declared a new leader Thursday after it confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days earlier in a U.S raid in Syria. In its audio release by the IS central media arm, al-Furqan Foundation, a new spokesman for IS identifies the successor as ...

Spain offers Madrid as host of December UN climate summit

By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Spain's interim leader has offered to have Madrid host an international U.N. climate conference next month that was originally scheduled to be held in riot-struck Chile. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday canceled plans to host ...

Legal opinion: Poland, Hungary, Czechs broke EU migrant law

By LORNE COOK and SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — With overcrowded Greek migrant camps facing explosive new problems, a top EU legal adviser said Thursday that Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke European Union law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program ...

EU grants Brexit delay to Jan. 31; UK ponders new election

By JILL LAWLESS and SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The European Union agreed Monday to delay Brexit by three months until Jan. 31, acting to avert a chaotic U.K. departure just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation ...

Security increased at IS prisons after leader’s death

By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces said Monday they are increasing security at prisons and detention facilities holding tens of thousands of Islamic State militants and supporters, including foreigners, following the death of the extremist group's leader in ...

Victims of IS attacks warn fight against terror is not over

By SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Survivors and families of the victims of the deadly 2015 extremist attacks around Paris say they are relieved at the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but warn that the fight against extremism is not over. Al-Baghdadi was ...

UK leader honors 39 victims who died in truck container

By GREGORY KATZ and HAU DINH Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday honored the 39 victims who died in a container as the truck driver made his first court appearance after being charged with manslaughter and conspiracy. Johnson and Home Secretary ...

Draghi stepped in during euro’s darkest hour

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi leaves as head of the European Central Bank credited with having rescued the eurozone from disaster with a well-timed phrase and bold action to back up his words. He expanded the bank's arsenal of crisis-fighting ...