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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Parliament's backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
May 21, 2019 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country's membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part...
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May 21, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, will be joining the Trump administration. A White House official confirms Cuccinelli will be taking a position at the Homeland Security Department, focusing on immigration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of...
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John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, pause prior to the IOC Coordination Commission opening plenary session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 21, 2019 - 8:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2011, citizen journalism file image made on a mobile phone, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner during a rally in the central city of Homs, Syria. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, a Washington-based Syrian rights group said in a report, released Tuesday, May 21, 2019, that thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad's security agencies, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his secretive apparatus. The documents include handwritten notes from top commanders to "do what is necessary" to quell anti-Assad protests. (AP Photo, File)
May 21, 2019 - 7:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of documents found in abandoned Syrian government offices during the country's civil war reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad's shadowy security agencies that sought to eliminate dissent at all costs, according to a rights report published Tuesday. The documents ,...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," poses in Toronto. The author whose work was adapted into the HBO’s series "Game of Thrones," which drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for its finale on Sunday, May 19, 2019, says it’s “been a wild ride.” Martin wrote on Monday, May 20 that it “was an ending, but it was also a beginning.” The 70-year-old says he’s working on the next installment, “The Winds of Winter.” (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 21, 2019 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What's next for "Game of Thrones?" The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday's finale, says it's "been a wild ride." George RR Martin wrote on Monday that it "was an ending, but it was also a beginning." The 70-...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 20, 2019, residents enjoy a cool evening near a Huawei store in Beijing. The Trump administration's sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump Monday, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone sales with the anticipated loss of Google's popular software and services. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 21, 2019 - 7:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of Huawei expressed confidence Washington's curbs on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact and said Tuesday it is discussing "emergency relief" from Google for possible loss of services for its smartphone business. Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest...
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This booking photo from the Fort Worth Police Department shows Michael Webb under arrest on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Texas. Webb has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Webb was arrested at the scene on an aggravated kidnapping charge. (The Fort Worth Police Department via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 7:44 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later. Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the...
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May 21, 2019 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The firm said Tuesday that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process. The company operates 23 Jamie's Italian...
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May 21, 2019 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are handing over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories. The papers being returned Tuesday include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal...
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May 21, 2019 - 7:23 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference...
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