Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. ...

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there's a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. ...

Spain PM meets with separatist Catalan leader to mend ties

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is meeting with the separatist leader of Catalonia in a bid to improve the strained relations between the central government and Spain’s re...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 5 The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Mar...

Guinea's president going ahead with disputed referendum

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president announced late Tuesday that he would go ahead with a contested plan to revise the West African country's constitution next month, a move that threatened to fu...

In blessing annexation, Trump erodes an international norm

Annexation, at its heart, is a byproduct of conflict. Almost never is it an act of peace, though it has been cast that way at times throughout human history. Certainly not under inte...

The EU's new center point after Brexit: a field in Bavaria

GADHEIM, Germany (AP) — Now that the European Union includes one less country, its geographical center has shifted to the southeast — landing in a nondescript field in Bavaria. Gadh...

Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a histo...

Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union: Jan. 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron promises a referendum on Britain...

Brexit reflections: A bumpy ride down a long, winding road

LONDON (AP) — So this is the way Britain’s European Union membership ends: Not with Big Ben’s bong, but with a whimper. The bell won't toll when the moment finally comes ; Parliament...

Beyond Brexit: Reunited French, British tunnelers look ahead

DOVER, England (AP) — One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. ...

Johnson hails UK's 'new beginning' as Brexit day arrives

LONDON (AP) — Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day — as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and ...

Video game helps English Premier League grapple with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Stepping away from his team of programmers, Miles Jacobson moves into a chair upholstered with a jersey from Premier League team Watford to talk — like so much of the country — about Bre...

Mr. Stop Brexit won't give up despite UK's departure from EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain is leaving the European Union on Friday night, but a persistent protester known as Mr. Stop Brexit is not giving up the fight. Steve Bray, who received his nick...