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EU court opinion leaves Facebook more exposed over privacy

LONDON (AP) — Any EU country can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border violations of data privacy rules, not just the...

Irish PM sorry for ‘profound wrong’ of unwed mothers homes

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minster issued a formal state apology Wednesday to the thousands of unmarried women and their children who endured pain,...

Irish PM says ‘perverse’ morality drove unwed mothers’ homes

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister said Tuesday that the country must “face up to the full truth of our past,” as a long-awaited...

Companies say post-Brexit rules are clogging up UK-EU trade

LONDON (AP) — Some businesses said Friday that costs and paperwork are hampering trade between Britain and the European Union as the reality of...

A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas

Montserrat Parello lost her husband eight years ago, and Christmas gatherings with children and grandchildren had helped her deal with her loneliness. But this...

EU, Britain to toughen rules, fines for tech giants

LONDON (AP) — Big tech companies face hefty fines in the European Union and Britain if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect...

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections....

The Latest: Bengals assistant won’t attend Pittsburgh game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

The Latest: Roethlisberger added to Steelers’ COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Biden’s ancestral home in Ireland celebrates his victory

BALLINA, Ireland (AP) — Joe Biden is somewhat removed from the Irish town his great-great-great-grandfather left almost 200 years ago, but that is not...

Robert Fisk, veteran foreign correspondent, dies at 74

BEIRUT (AP) — Veteran British journalist Robert Fisk, one of the best-known Middle East correspondents who spent his career reporting from the troubled region...

Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is already focused on Christmas. It's a major national priority. ...

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials...

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a...

Ryanair blames European ‘mismanagement’ for winter cuts

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair became the latest European airline to announce big reductions in its winter schedule after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were reimposed...

Progress is the word in Brexit trade talks before summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union finally sees progress in trade talks with the United Kingdom, but insists a momentary change in mood between...

Derek Mahon, whose poem consoled during pandemic, dies at 78

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland-born poet Derek Mahon, whose verse brought consolation to many during the coronavirus pandemic, has died, his publisher said. He...

Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot...

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of...

UK pushes on with EU-reviled law as Brexit talks go to wire

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators hunkered down Tuesday to seek last-minute compromises on everything from fisheries to competition in hopes of...

EU-UK spat over Brexit deal clouds key trade talks this week

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain entered a crucial week of post-Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday by rejecting the EU’s demand that it...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at Britain...

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven...

Amal Clooney quits UK role over ‘lamentable’ Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government's suggestion...

UK’s Johnson defends planned law, says EU ‘unreasonable’

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union as...

Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders

BERLIN (AP) — Six...

Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers...

Boris Johnson defends Brexit change to avoid UK ‘carve-up’

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his government's plan to override sections of the Brexit deal he negotiated with...

EU warns UK that Brexit deal breach will scuttle a new deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations presented a firmly united front to the U.K. on Friday after the British government said it...

EU demands UK drop a planned law that breaches Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — Instead of closing in on a future trade deal, the European Union and Britain entered a bitter fight Thursday over a...

EU names Dombrovskis as its new trade chief

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive commission is proposing its experienced Latvian vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, to take over the post as trade...

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