The Latest: New Zealand leader condemns attack in London

LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 1:35 a.m. New Zealand's prime minister is condemning the attack outside Britain's Parliament that resulted in five deaths, including the assailant. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters in Rotorua that he has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May to express support for her government and to offer his country's condolences to the victim's families.

German Cabinet OKs plan to annul homosexuality convictions

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The decision also clears the way for compensation for those still alive who were convicted under the so-called Paragraph 175 outlawing sexual relations between men.

Comey corrects Trump's tweets in real time

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. The official White House account was used to tap out a series of tweets Monday trying to shift the focus to problematic leaks instead of what they'd revealed.

First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter.

Merkel disputes Trump's NATO debt claim

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining Germany's rejection of a claim by President Donald Trump that it owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. She is also pointing to a history of decades of post-World War II military restraint. Trump tweeted Saturday that "Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO.

Germany's Merkel renews demand that Turkey drop Nazi swipes

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies "without ifs or buts," and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians entering the country. Merkel's comments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused her personally of "committing Nazi practices" -- an assertion that the head of Germany's main Jewish organization described as "monstrous.

Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU

LONDON (AP) -- The British government announced Monday that it will formally begin its exit from the European Union on March 29. Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the key EU treaty, the official start of the two-year divorce process. Then comes the hard part -- the arguments, the lawyers, the squabbles over money.

The Latest: Germany confident Britain will pay what it owes

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Germany's finance minister says he is confident that Britain will pay what it owes the European Union as it negotiates its exit from the bloc. The EU wants Britain to pay a hefty divorce bill to cover pension liabilities for EU staff and other commitments that it has agreed to. British negotiators are sure to argue about the size of the bill.

Intel documents offer no evidence of spying on Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered no evidence that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, but the panel's ranking Democrat says the material offers circumstantial evidence that American citizens colluded with Russians in Moscow's efforts to interfere in the presidential election.

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO 'vast sums'

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim that the country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. Trump tweeted Saturday that "Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO and the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!" His comments came a day after his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which he described as "great.

Germany's Social Democrats elect Schulz as Merkel challenger

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party unanimously elected Martin Schulz on Sunday as the party's top candidate to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's upcoming general election. Party leaders had unexpectedly nominated Schulz in January after long-time chairman Sigmar Gabriel stepped aside. Since then, the Social Democrats have enjoyed a surge in the polls that's been attributed to the "Schulz effect.

Turkey's referendum campaign unfair, Erdogan opponents say

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president's powers. The complaints come even as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself has slammed European countries for not letting his ministers campaign on their soil for the April 16 vote on giving his office more power.

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Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to NATO

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump says Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing defense. In a tweet from his Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, Trump wrote that he had a "GREAT" meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite reports to the contrary.

Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance. In brushing off the diplomatic row with perhaps America's closest ally, Trump also revived another: the Obama administration's monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's calls.

Trump says US 'must be paid more' to defend Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing defense, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance. Trump's tweet from his Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, came the day after his first meeting with Germany's leader.

With friends like these: Trump struggles to win GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans have a lot to say about their new president. Donald Trump's proposed budget is "draconian, careless and counterproductive." The health care plan is a bailout that won't pass. And his administration's suggestion that former President Barack Obama used London's spy agency for surveillance is simply "inexplicable.

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TILLERSON-ASIA North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes.

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TRUMP-MERKEL Trump says allies 'must pay what they owe' WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he has "strong support" for NATO but that allies "must pay what they owe." Trump, making his first appearance with Merkel, opened their White House news conference Friday by saying that "many nations owe vast sums of money" and that situation is "very unfair to the United States.

US a 'powerful company,' er 'country,' Trump declares

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has declared so many times what an incredible businessman he is, perhaps it's understandable he might confuse his old job with his new one. His Trump Organization isn't just an incredible company, he's said, it's a multinational conglomerate of incredible companies. How about the United States? "We're a very powerful company," the president said Friday at a joint White House news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.