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Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

By DEEPTI HAJELA | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.Speaking at a news conference...

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

By JOSH BOAK and MIKE CATALINI | January 27, 2020

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there.Cape May County on the southern tip...

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON | January 27, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire.The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan,...

Irish leader says EU to have stronger hand in UK trade talks

By JILL LAWLESS | January 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides.Leo Varadkar said “we're only...

Britain’s EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

By PAN PYLAS | January 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain...

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

By KELVIN CHAN and DANICA KIRKA | January 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain faces a crucial choice on Tuesday over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks.The decision has implications for the country's diplomatic relations with the United States, which...

Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution

January 27, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s government on Monday said it was imposing urgent measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and the western city of Tetovo in order to protect people from severely high levels of air pollution.Authorities...

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

By MICHAEL MELIA | January 27, 2020

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s...

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

January 27, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes.Speaking after paying respects...

German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&M

January 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives...

Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses

By ZEKE MILLER | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his...

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 27, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus.In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 2.2% to 5,889 while Germany's DAX skidded 2.3% to 13,271....