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A British flag is pictured at the European Parliament during a debate on Brexit, Wednesday, Jan.16, 2019 in Strasbourg. 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. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
January 16, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting leaders of opposition parties about Brexit and called for politicians to "put self-interest aside" and find a consensus on Britain's path out of the European Union. May...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks to reporters as she leaves an event with furloughed federal workers amid the partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide...
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FILE - President Donald Trump, with acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, left, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is calling on the Interior Department to halt work on oil and gas development permits and leases in Alaska and elsewhere during the partial government shutdown. A letter from U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., to Bernhardt objects to the Interior Department allowing work to be done on upcoming offshore lease sales, seismic permits and a five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 16, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Raul Grijalva (gri-HAWL-vah) on Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt...
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A portion of a letter sent to President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Washington. Pelosi has asked President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation, set for Jan. 29, until the government reopens. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 16, 2019 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. The bill was...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts after she won a no-confidence vote against her government, in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May won the no confidence vote called for by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, following the dramatic failure of the government Brexit vote. (Jessica Taylor, UK Parliament via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 1:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. May won a narrow victory, 325 votes...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, speaks during a parliamentary session in Athens, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Greece's prime minister is defending his deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia ahead of a confidence vote in parliament after his governing coalition collapsed over the agreement. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 16, 2019 - 12:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the confidence vote in Greece (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament days after the governing coalition collapsed. Tsipras received the minimum 151 votes in Greece's 300-...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury's decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just...
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In this grab taken from video, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks after Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May lost a vote on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have plunged Brexit into chaos and the U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 2:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a perilous "no-confidence" vote in Parliament Wednesday after her plan to withdraw from the European Union suffered the biggest defeat for a government in the House of Commons in modern history. The challenge to May's authority, also...
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Attorney General nominee William Barr speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his relationship with Trump, his views on executive powers and whether he can fairly oversee the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 15, 2019 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking after losing a vote on her Brexit deal, in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have plunged Brexit into chaos and the U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the...
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