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Claim: Trump Critic Ambassador Himself Leaked Secret Intelligence

Claim: Trump Critic Ambassador Himself Leaked Secret Intelligence

The scandal-struck former British ambassador to Washington D.C. who left office after a series of leaks imperilled his position was himself responsible for leaks of secret intelligence, according to claims made by a newspaper.

Gina Miller Vows to Block No Deal Brexit in Court

Gina Miller Vows to Block No Deal Brexit in Court

LONDON (AP) - An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K.

British Could Release Iranian Oil Tanker Seized at Gibraltar

British Could Release Iranian Oil Tanker Seized at Gibraltar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said late Saturday.

Unelected Tusk Begs MEPs to Back Nominees for Other Unelected EU Presidencies

Unelected Tusk Begs MEPs to Back Nominees for Other Unelected EU Presidencies

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Council President Donald Tusk appealed Thursday to hostile MEPs to endorse a raft of nominees for some of the EU's most coveted jobs amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders hand-picked the candidates in a series of shady backroom deals.

Italian Leftist Elected Leader of the European Parliament

Italian Leftist Elected Leader of the European Parliament

BRUSSELS (AP) — David-Maria Sassoli, an Italian member of the Socialists & Democrats bloc, has been elected as the next president of the European parliament after two rounds of voting in the Strasbourg-based legislature.

Merkel Insists 'I'm Fine' After Public Shaking Incidents

Merkel Insists 'I'm Fine' After Public Shaking Incidents

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands reporters' questions surrounding her health after two incidents this month in which she was seen shaking at public events, but insisted: "I'm fine.

Australia Begins Importing ISIS Children from Crushed Caliphate

Australia Begins Importing ISIS Children from Crushed Caliphate

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia's prime minister said on Monday.

ISIS Could Recruit More Women to Jihadi Front-Line, Says EU Security Report

ISIS Could Recruit More Women to Jihadi Front-Line, Says EU Security Report

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Islamic State’s recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for more front-line roles for women in jihadi groups in the future, the European Union’s police agency said in a report published Friday.

Spain Arrests 11 Over Mediterranean Migrant Trafficking

Spain Arrests 11 Over Mediterranean Migrant Trafficking

Spanish police say they have arrested 11 people suspected of forming part of a human trafficking ring transporting migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in small boats unfit for the open water.

Yellow Vests: French Police Use Tear Gas to Stop March on EU Building

Yellow Vests: French Police Use Tear Gas to Stop March on EU Building

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protests are taking place in France’s main cities for the 24th consecutive week to challenge economic policies that President Emmanuel Macron stood by while unveiling measures intended to quell the anti-government movement.

Danish Populist: Eurosceptic EU Alliance Can Have Influence

Danish Populist: Eurosceptic EU Alliance Can Have Influence

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration party said Friday he hopes a new right-wing alliance “can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever” after next month’s European Parliament elections.

Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London

Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London

LONDON (AP) - The Ukrainian Embassy says its ambassador's car was rammed twice while it was parked in front of the London embassy building. British police say they opened fire on the suspect's car before detaining the alleged perpetrator.

British Jihadist Claims He Was Tricked Into Joining Islamic State

British Jihadist Claims He Was Tricked Into Joining Islamic State

A British-born Jihadi mocked as 'Hungry Hamza' for his social media posts about food chains KFC and Nando's has told Britain's state media broadcaster the BBC that he would have never joined the Islamic State terrorist organisation if he had known the realities of life under the caliphate.

Conte Signs Up to Communist China's 'Belt and Road' Initiative

Conte Signs Up to Communist China's 'Belt and Road' Initiative

ROME (AP) - Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.

New Zealand Suspect Toured Christian-Ottoman Battle Sites

New Zealand Suspect Toured Christian-Ottoman Battle Sites

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had travelled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.

Norwegian Government Sounds Alarm Over Falling Birthrate

Norwegian Government Sounds Alarm Over Falling Birthrate

Norway's statistical agency says it has recorded the lowest number of newborns since it started counting in the 19th century, with the country's family minister acknowledging that it is a problem.

Yellow Vests Take to Streets Against Macron for 15th Straight Week

Yellow Vests Take to Streets Against Macron for 15th Straight Week

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energise supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.

May, Juncker Leave Brexit Talks With No Progress, Call it 'Constructive' Anyway

May, Juncker Leave Brexit Talks With No Progress, Call it 'Constructive' Anyway

After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU's chief deeming their meeting "constructive" Wednesday.

Eurozone Growth Falters Further in 2019

Eurozone Growth Falters Further in 2019

A closely watched survey shows that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone dipped further at the start of 2019 to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

Two Soldiers Killed by Ebola in DR Congo

Two Soldiers Killed by Ebola in DR Congo

Two soldiers in eastern DR Congo have died after catching Ebola in an outbreak that has killed hundreds in the region, army and health sources said on Tuesday.

PICTURES: Tear Gas, Fires, and Riot Police at Paris Yellow Vest Protest

PICTURES: Tear Gas, Fires, and Riot Police at Paris Yellow Vest Protest

PARIS (AP) — France’s yellow vest movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron with mainly peaceful marches and scattered skirmishes Saturday, its 11th straight weekend action despite internal divisions and growing worries about protest violence.

Sinking Ship: EU Central Bank Downgrades Eurozone's Economic Outlook

Sinking Ship: EU Central Bank Downgrades Eurozone's Economic Outlook

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi on Thursday issued a darker outlook for the region's economy and said the bank is ready to use all its monetary levers in case the slowdown takes a turn for the worse.

Poland: Car Hits Policeman, Rams into Presidential Palace

Poland: Car Hits Policeman, Rams into Presidential Palace

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A car driving the wrong way down a street struck a policeman near the Polish president's headquarters Tuesday before speeding off and ramming into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the building, officials said.

Davos Men Gather Under a Cloud as Globalism in Retreat Worldwide

Davos Men Gather Under a Cloud as Globalism in Retreat Worldwide

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack - and the economic outlook is darkening.

Queen's 97-year-old Husband Survives Dramatic Car Smash

Queen's 97-year-old Husband Survives Dramatic Car Smash

LONDON (AP) - A witness has described how he helped Queen Elizabeth II's husband out of his car after it rolled over in an accident on a busy road known for safety issues in eastern England.

Nervous Barnier 'Fearing More than Ever' There Will Be a No Deal Brexit

Nervous Barnier 'Fearing More than Ever' There Will Be a No Deal Brexit

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the bloc is stepping up preparations for a chaotic no-deal departure of Britain from the bloc after the rejection of the draft withdrawal deal in London left the EU “fearing more than ever that there is a risk” of a cliff-edge departure.

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Attack Refuses to Testify

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Attack Refuses to Testify

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with “terrorist murder” for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn’t commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf.

Macron Hands a Billion Euros to Iraq as Paris Burns

Macron Hands a Billion Euros to Iraq as Paris Burns

BAGHDAD (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France is committing 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group.

Paris Building Blast Blows Out Windows, Flips Cars

Paris Building Blast Blows Out Windows, Flips Cars

PARIS (AP) - A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said.

Empress Merkel: Protests to Be Banned from Swathes of Athens for German Visit

Empress Merkel: Protests to Be Banned from Swathes of Athens for German Visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Authorities have banned demonstrations in a large section of central Athens and will shut down streets and subway stations during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrives in the Greek capital Thursday afternoon for meetings with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other officials.

Swedish Hospital Confirms No Ebola After Scare

Swedish Hospital Confirms No Ebola After Scare

Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.

UK: Man Shot Dead During Police Operation in Coventry

UK: Man Shot Dead During Police Operation in Coventry

British police say a 31-year-old man has been shot dead by armed officers in central England, and two others were detained at the scene following an "intelligence-led" operation.

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