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The Latest: Czech leader hopes for 2nd Brexit referendum

May. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis says he hopes that Britain will hold another referendum on leaving the European Union after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation. Commenting on May's step, Babis...

UK's May says she'll quit as Conservative leader June 7

May. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bowing to the inevitable, Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader in two weeks, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to replace her as prime minister. May said she will quit as head of...

The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM

May. 24, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader — and as the next prime minister. These are some of the most prominent names on a list of contenders that is expected to grow in...

Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit

May. 24, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks are rebounding following Thursday's sell-off, with markets hoping for an easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute and after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to resign as of June 7. Investors appear to hope May's pending resignation could unblock the political...

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe

May. 24, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May has joined the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edward Heath took the U.K. into what was then the European Economic Community in 1973, the Conservative Party has been...

Timeline of Brexit and events leading to May's departure

May. 24, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events in how Brexit unfolded and how the political crisis led up to Theresa May's ouster as British prime minister: May 7, 2015: British voters elect a majority Conservative government. Then-Prime Minister David Cameron confirms in his victory speech that there will be an...

Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

May. 24, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European Union. Three years on, the U.K. is still in the EU, and May's time in 10 Downing St. is ending. She announced Friday that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7, remaining as...

UK's May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation

May. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Increasingly isolated, Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament's support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party, as expectations rose that she would cave in to demands that she resign and let a new leader try to complete the...

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country's seats in the European Parliament, with right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation's 26 seats. In a surprise forecast, the Dutch Labor Party of...

The Latest: British govt delays vote on Brexit bill

May. 23, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The British government has delayed plans to hold a vote on its key Brexit bill, as Prime Minister Theresa May faces remorseless pressure from her Conservative Party to step down. May previously said she...