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European Council President Donald Tusk, left, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. European Union leaders gathered again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too great a threat and that action is needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: Croatia leader backs strict Brexit deadlinesCroatia's prime minister says European Union leaders are protecting their citizens and businesses by setting strict deadlines for Brexit
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands as Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with ChinaEuropean Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, a man who only gave his first name as Ariel, of Honduras, center in blue shirt, crosses into the United States to begin his asylum case with others after being returned to Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday, March 22, 2019, to help him decide whether to block the practice. Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg to put the asylum policy on hold while their lawsuit moves forward. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judgeThe Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico will face scrutiny from a U.S. judge in San Francisco
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 11, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, right, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, during a visit to the border between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-held Golan Heights.  Syria slammed President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday March 22, 2019, the statement was "irresponsible" and a threat to international peace and stability. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool FILE via AP)
Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in GolanSyria condemns Trump's declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, left, attends an emergency session of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation's executive committee meeting, in Istanbul, Friday, March 22, 2019, with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General, Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, right. Peters has called for solidarity to eradicate “hate-filled ideologies” in an emergency session of Muslim nations Friday, after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
NZ calls for solidarity at Muslim summit in IstanbulNew Zealand's deputy prime minister is attending an emergency session of an umbrella organization of Muslim nations after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
20 detained at protests in KazakhstanMedia reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung speaks during a press conference at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in the North on Friday, Seoul officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison officeSouth Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office after summit talks with US collapsed
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve political crisisThe 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.
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, gestures as she leaves Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not brokenNew Zealanders have observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain
The Associated Press1 hour ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in MayEuropean Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Forensic experts search the area outside the Russian consulate in Athens, Friday, March 22, 2019. Police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object believed to be a hand grenade being thrown over the perimeter fence overnight. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavakis)
Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuriesAssailants suspected of belonging to a left-wing militant group threw a hand grenade at the Russian Consulate in Athens, causing minor damage and no injuries.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Emergency personnel wearing protective clothing prepare to work at the site of a factory explosion in a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County of Yancheng in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Friday, March 22, 2019. The local government reports the death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen with dozens killed and more seriously injured. (Chinatopix via AP)
China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds moreA massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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