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  • UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier
    Updated: 11/18/2018 7:01 AM

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union officials. As furious Conservative rebels try to gather the numbers to trigger a no-confidence vote, May insisted she hadn't considered quitting. "A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it isn't going to change the parliamentary arithmetic," she told Sky News in an interview.
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  • The Latest: Brexit: May warns against UK leadership change
    Updated: 11/18/2018 6:46 AM

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May is warning that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her. May insisted she hasn't considered quitting as furious Conservative rebels try to gather the numbers to trigger a no-confidence vote. She told Sky News in an interview that "a change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it isn't going to change the parliamentary arithmetic.
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  • Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro
    Updated: 11/18/2018 2:41 AM

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both limping in the polls, are looking for common approaches to Donald Trump and fixing the flaws in the euro currency. Macron speaks in the German parliament Sunday on an annual day of remembrance for victims of war and dictatorship, a week after the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and then consults with Merkel on European and international issues. Merkel last week echoed Macron's call for a European army, a long-term prospect that drew tweeted criticism of Macron from Trump.
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  • The Latest: APEC leaders fail to agree on final communique
    Updated: 11/18/2018 2:09 AM

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a final communique. Trudeau told reporters Sunday that the chair of the meeting, Papua New Guinea, will issue a statement instead. He says there were differences on trade issues among several countries including China and the U.S., which have been engaged in a tit-for-tat tariff war this year.
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  • Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain
    Updated: 11/17/2018 7:19 PM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil" banners. A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace says is carrying palm oil from Wilmar International linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, was bound for Rotterdam. Greenpeace says the activists from Indonesia, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and the U.S.
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  • 1 dead, scores injured in fuel tax protests around France
    Updated: 11/17/2018 5:33 PM

    PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured — eight seriously — at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron. Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris as groups of "yellow jackets," as the protesters called themselves, tried to make their way to the presidential Elysee Palace.
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  • Clothing retailer J.Crew's chief executive stepping down
    Updated: 11/17/2018 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of J.Crew Group Inc. is stepping down. The clothing retailer said in an announcement Saturday that the departure of James Brett, a retail veteran who took the top job in 2017, was by mutual agreement between Brett and the company's board of directors. In a statement, Brett said that despite a recent brand relaunch which was showing positive results, he and the company's board were "unable to bridge our beliefs on how to continue to evolve all aspects of the company.
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  • Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales
    Updated: 11/17/2018 2:48 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last spring against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and several opioid distributors. Bondi said in a press release that CVS and Walgreens "played a role in creating the opioid crisis." She said the companies failed to stop "suspicious orders of opioids" and "dispensed unreasonable quantities of opioids from their pharmacies." On average, about 45 people die nationally each day because of opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth
    Updated: 11/17/2018 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar, on a week honoring the sacrifice of America's warriors, was his inaccurate assertion that veterans, thanks to him, no longer face long waits for medical care. A look at the president's recent rhetoric and the reality: RUSSIA INVESTIGATION TRUMP, on special counsel Robert Mueller and his team conducting the Russia investigation: "These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years." —tweet on Wednesday.
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  • UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval
    Updated: 11/17/2018 12:34 PM

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal Saturday, telling opponents from within her party their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work. May is battling to win over rebels in her Conservative Party and and to preserve her position as prime minister after a grueling week in which party members plotted to oust her and two Cabinet ministers quit within hours of her government striking the long-sought divorce agreement with the EU.
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