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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 23, 1997, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok in the western Dutch beach resort of Noordwijk, Netherlands. Former premier Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders in Europe, has died Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, at age 80. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, FILE)
October 20, 2018 - 2:46 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was...
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October 19, 2018 - 4:06 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second 4-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served four...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 19, 2018 - 4:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, says disagreement over the Ireland border issue could lead to the discussions with Britain failing. Speaking on France Inter radio Friday, Barnier said a deal on the border issue is a "prerequisite" for a successful outcome...
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A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 11:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 5:55 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she thinks a Brexit deal can be sealed "over the next days and weeks" with hard work from the U.K. and the European Union. Speaking before she addresses...
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A woman touches an European Union flag during an anti Brexit protest outside the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2018 - 8:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders were converging on Brussels Wednesday for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge her counterparts to give ground on Britain's departure...
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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2018 - 12:52 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union largely abandoned the hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with "a new method of thinking" on the Irish border issue that has stumped negotiators for over a year. With...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, a sign in a parking lot of a cemetery reads: "No EU border in Ireland" near Carrickcarnan, Ireland, just next to the Jonesborough Parish church in Northern Ireland. The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain’s plan to leave the European Union walks right into a wall - an invisible one that is proving insanely difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member country Ireland to allow customs control over goods, produce and livestock once the U.K. has left the bloc. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)
October 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 3:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the U.K. and the European Union are not far apart in Brexit negotiations and a divorce deal remains achievable. Speaking to lawmakers Monday after weekend Brexit talks failed to...
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October 12, 2018 - 6:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he sees room for a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations next week when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Oettinger confirmed reports that progress was being made on the divisive...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 8:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are working on tougher auto emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive Commission were...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists. The...
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