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Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

May. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country's membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part...

Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

May. 21, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament...

UK government promises to do utmost to help British Steel

May. 21, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government pledged Tuesday to do its utmost to support British Steel amid reports the company is facing bankruptcy. Some 5,000 workers are employed by the company with another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain. Business minister Andrew Stephenson told the House of Commons that the...

EU election: Farage supporters eager for Brexit litmus test

May. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

FRIMLEY GREEN, England (AP) — No one in Britain is more enthusiastic about this week's European Union elections than people who hate the EU. Hard-core Brexit supporters have become increasingly eager to cast ballots for Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, whose sole policy is to leave the EU as soon...

The Latest: Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

May. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's political debate as it attempts to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain's EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back...

The Latest: Huawei: US actions should worry other firms too

May. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese technology giant Huawei (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Chinese tech giant Huawei's top executive in the European Union is lashing out at the Trump administration's recently announced trade ban on the company and says other firms should be...

EU elections: German port city a key battleground for center

May. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BREMERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — If Joachim Schuster is worried about his job, he's not letting on. A jolly German in his mid-fifties with spiky greying hair and a broad smile, Schuster was elected to the European Parliament five years ago for the center-left Social Democrats. Now he's speaking to students at a...

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests

May. 21, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country's process of joining the alliance. The defense ministry said Tuesday's two flights tested radar and communications coverage of North...

EU's Frontex deploys border guard teams in Albania

May. 21, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, are joining Albania's police to patrol its land and sea borders for migrants and crime for the first time. European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri were in Tirana...

UK man charged with assault over Farage milkshake-throwing

May. 21, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a 32-year-old man with assault after pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election. Northumbria Police said Tuesday that Paul Crowther had been charged with common assault and criminal damage over...