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New candidates vie to succeed UK's May with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab joined the fray Saturday...

High-stakes European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes for the EU...

At the Cannes Film Festival, Emily Beecham of Britain wins best actress for 'Little Joe'

May. 25, 2019 1:52 PM EDT
CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival, Emily Beecham of Britain wins best actress for 'Little Joe'

Celtic beats Hearts in Cup final to win 'triple treble'

May. 25, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Immediately afterwards, Celtic offered manager Neil Lennon the job permanently. Lennon said there's "a good chance" he'll accept. Lennon...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May's resignation

May. 25, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are...

The Latest: PM May resigns, won't lead Britain out of EU

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime...

Naomi Wolf and publisher discussing fixes for new book

May. 24, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Naomi Wolf says it is discussing possible corrections in her new book after an interviewer challenged some of her conclusions. Wolf's "Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love," coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt next month, describes severe...

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

May. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court, opening the door for his legal team to argue that the Espionage Act charges are political and thus...

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of negotiations with the bloc that often produced exasperation, miscommunication and even some...