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What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

BRUSSELS — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer delay.
R Kelly defence emerges, including saying accusers are lying

R Kelly defence emerges, including saying accusers are lying

CHICAGO — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges.
For EU, Brexit has trashed May's 'strong and stable' image

For EU, Brexit has trashed May's 'strong and stable' image

BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Theresa May used to promise "strong and stable" government. Fellow EU leaders used to believe her. But then came almost three years of Brexit missteps and mayhem.
Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the co

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S.
North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's
Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

HOUSTON — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petroch
Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

RIO DE JANEIRO — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing.
Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K.
New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.