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Trump breaks protocol _ again _ on press access

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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his

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Argentine women protest teen girl's rape, killing

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Visiting Hòn Bà Mountain in Khánh Hòa Province

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UK's May vows to seek ambitious EU deal and work with Trump

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UK's May vows to seek ambitious EU deal and work with Trump

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit.

In her first interview of 2017, May also said Donald Trump had made "unacceptable" comments about women — but stressed she's had "good" conversations with the U.S. president-elect about the vital trans-Atlantic relationship.

May has said for months that she will invoke Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, triggering two years of EU exit talks, by March 31. But she has refused to reveal details of Britain's goals or negotiating strategy.

May argues that to do so would weaken Britain's hand, but the lack of detail has fueled allegations that government plans for Brexit are in disarray.

Ivan Rogers, who resigned as Britain's EU envoy last week, criticized politicians' "ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking" about the EU exit.

In an interview with Sky News, May insisted the government is "not at all" muddled.

"I will be setting out some more details in the coming weeks," she said.

She signaled the U.K. is likely to leave the bloc's single market in goods and services, saying Britain won't try to keep "bits of membership" once it leaves.

Many U.K. businesses — especially in London's huge financial-services sector — argue that access to the single market is vital. But EU leaders say membership is impossible unless Britain continues to allow the free movement of workers from other EU countries.

May said free movement would end because Britain has voted to take control of its borders. But she also said she did not see immigration and trade as "a binary issue" or "a zero-sum game."

She said Britain would seek an "ambitious trade deal ... that allows our companies to trade in and operate in the European single market."

May, who took office in July, also faces the challenge in 2017 of forging a relationship with a new U.S. president.

The prime minister, a long-time campaigner for women's equality, was asked about Trump's vulgar 2005 remark that his celebrity allowed him to grope women and "grab them by the p----."

"I think that's unacceptable," she said. "In fact, Donald Trump himself has said that and has apologized for it.

"But the relationship that the U.K. has with the United States is about something much bigger than just the relationship between the two individuals as president and prime minister," she added.

May's top advisers have met Trump's transition team, and the Foreign Office said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in the U.S. on Sunday to meet "close advisers to the president-elect and senior Congressional leaders."

May said she has had two "very good, positive" phone calls with Trump since the Nov. 8 U.S. election.

"From the conversations I've had, I think we are going to look to build on that relationship, for the benefit of both the U.S. and the U.K.," she said.

Trump tweeted Sunday that "I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!"

The Latest: Italy's foreign minister asked to be new premier

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local):1:25 p.m.Italy's presidential palace says Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to serve as premier and form the country's next government.The announcement was made after Gentiloni met Sunday with Italy's head of state, President Sergio Mattarella.The 62-year-old Gentiloni, a Democrat like former premier Matteo Renzi, had emerged as a likely pick after Italy's president held three days of consultations with political… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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Hundreds of Men Missing From Battered East Aleppo, UN Says

Hundreds of men appear to have gone missing after fleeing the rebel-held part of Aleppo, Syria, for government-held areas, the United Nations said on Friday, expressing concern that the men may have been detained and mistreated by the Syrian government.“Given the terrible record of arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances by the Syrian government, we are of course deeply concerned about the fate of these individuals,” Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Rule would boost solar and wind energy development

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took action Thursday to boost the development of solar and wind energy on public lands.A final rule announced by the Interior Department would create a new leasing program on public lands and encourage development in areas where it would have fewer effects on the environment.The rule came a little more than two months before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, and a new Republican administration could reconsider it.The Interior Department said… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Seven people were killed and another person was missing after a chartered fishing boat disappeared from view in large waves at the entrance to a harbor near Auckland, New Zealand authorities said.The boat Francie was carrying 11 people when it got into trouble on Saturday afternoon in Kaipara Harbour. Rescuers managed to pull three survivors from the water, who were taken to a hospital. A search for the missing person was continuing Sunday, said police Inspector… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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