Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations although he says Be...

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Thursday, Feb. 23. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. ROMA...

Amid protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitation

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly ...

London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visit

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration. Sadiq Khan said Sunday the U....

Iranian president visits 2 Gulf Arab states to improve ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Oman as part of a two-state visit aimed at reviving ties with Iran's Gulf Arab neighbors. The offic...

UK says Trump state visit still on despite loud opposition

LONDON (AP) — The British government says U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit is still on, despite a groundswell of public and political opposition. Thousands of people have de...

The Latest: Polish PM is flown to Warsaw after car accident

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the car crash involving Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. (all times local): 10 p.m. A yellow-and-red helicopter ambulance has...

Lawmaker: UK Speaker should quit for criticizing Trump

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker is trying to oust the House of Commons Speaker over comments criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaker John Bercow said this week that Trump s...

Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears to be wid...

Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears...

UK Speaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to address Parliament

LONDON (AP) — The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons says he strongly opposes letting U.S. President Donald Trump address Parliament during a state visit to the U.K. John Bercow s...

Trump's early foreign travel schedule taking shape

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early foreign travel schedule is taking shape — and Europe is the destination. Trump has been burning up White House telephone l...

Queen's 65-year reign a milestone in a record-breaking life

LONDON (AP) — On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II marks her Sapphire Jubilee, becoming the first British monarch to reign for 65 years. It's just one of many milestones the queen has marked in her nine deca...

Trump state visit plans put queen in 'difficult position'

LONDON (AP) — The British government is holding fast to plans to invite U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit even as protests mount. Peter Ricketts, a former head of the For...

Plan for Trump state visit sparks increased opposition

LONDON (AP) — British plans to honor President Donald Trump with a state visit later this year are sparking increasing opposition following his order that temporarily suspends all immigration for citi...