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The Latest: Spain fears Britain will crash out of EU

May. 24, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Spain's caretaker government says that Theresa May's announcement she is stepping down as leader of Britain's Conservative Party is "bad news" because it will make a "hard Brexit," where the country leaves the...

Outcry over summoning of French journalists by intel agency

May. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders is urging French authorities to explain why the country's intelligence agency summoned eight journalists working on sensitive stories. Secretary-general Christophe Deloire says the watchdog fears "an attempt to intimidate the journalists and their...

Climate change a top issue for European Parliament voters

May. 24, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The 53-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been...

75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty

May. 24, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — George Skipper was in a hurry. Having overslept, the D-Day veteran gunned his mobility scooter across the quad at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the tail of his scarlet coat flapping as he raced to an interview about the Allied landings in Normandy. He just missed a historic cannon, but...

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

May. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.  Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during...

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party has won the most seats in the Netherland's European Parliament election, which delivered a fractured result. The...

Congressional delegation treads lightly on impeachment

May. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's congressional delegation appears to be in no hurry to initiate impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. Two of the state's three House representatives — all Democrats — indicate they favor tough oversight of the president without endorsing...

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...

Nadal opens bid for 12th French Open title against qualifier

May. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday...

Sabalenka beats Puig to reach semifinals in Strasbourg

May. 23, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated former champion Monica Puig 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament on Thursday. The 11-th-ranked Sabalenka hit 30 winners to earn her first semifinal spot since February in St....