International agreements

European Commissioner nominated for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Laszlo Trocssnyi, left, is welcomed by European Parliament President David Sassoli before their meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 10:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers flexed their political muscle Monday, rejecting for a second time Hungary and Romania's nominees for two of the bloc's top posts amid concerns over possible conflicts of interest. The EU parliament's legal committee refused last week to recommend that Rovana...
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A European Union flag is flown near Britain's Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed that Britain will leave the European Union on the scheduled date of Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal governing future relations with the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 30, 2019 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition parties have met to plan how to be block a "no-deal" Brexit from taking place against Parliament's will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is "completely united about stopping no-deal." The parties, including the Labour Party and...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 29, 2019 - 9:54 pm
Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks. The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a thumb injury. The Panthers' Cam Newton has a...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Democratic impeachment inquiry may give Trump extra motivation to end his trade war with China, claim credit for a policy victory and divert a little attention from a congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine. But the partisan wrangling will complicate Trump's ambitious trade agenda overall, including his push to win congressional approval for a revamped North American trade agreement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 29, 2019 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, walks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Michel Barnier is meeting with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Friday, seeking a way to unblock the stalled negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says EU negotiators "simply haven't seen yet" a British proposal that could form the basis for negotiations to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit process...
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Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2019 - 8:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N...
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Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2019 - 8:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia called on the world to apply "utmost pressure with every tool available" to end Iran's aggressive conduct, saying Thursday that the most effective way to control Tehran is to cut off its financial resources. Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf again blamed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo floor governor Michael Smyth works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Thursday as investors pulled back to a defensive stance as an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moves along and U.S. economic growth slows. Technology stocks were among the biggest losers. Cisco Systems fell 2.3% and Nvidia shed 1.5%...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo, a Chinese man adjusts his glasses as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 26, 2019 - 2:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were flat to lower Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Markets in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong rose in early trading but gave up their gains by midday. Shanghai declined as traders took profits...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats are now launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Rep. Schiff characterized Trump's words saying, "this is how a mafia boss talks." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A rough transcript released by the White House shows President Donald Trump pressing the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The July 25...
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