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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...

UK leader Theresa May says she will give lawmakers a chance to vote on holding new Brexit referendum

May. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK leader Theresa May says she will give lawmakers a chance to vote on holding new Brexit referendum.

Nigel Farage taps anger in UK's Brexit-dominated EU election

May. 21, 2019 10:28 AM 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 are chomping at the bit to cast ballots for Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, whose sole policy is to leave the EU as soon as...

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

May. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in...

UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

May. 21, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May secured backing from her Cabinet Tuesday for tweaks to her proposed European Union divorce terms that she hopes can finally get Parliament's approval for her thrice-rejected Brexit deal. The Cabinet met for three hours to work out details of what May has...

Arsenal to leave Mkhitaryan at home for Europa League final

May. 21, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play for Arsenal in the Europa League final against Chelsea next week because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is hosting the game. Arsenal said on Tuesday it reached the decision following discussions with the...

Global markets gain on Huawei grace period

May. 21, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Tuesday after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to bar U.S. firms from selling to Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. The reprieve eases the immediate hit on U.S. suppliers and has at least temporarily quelled investors' anxiety over...

APNewsBreak: Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf London

May. 21, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21...

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...

UK unions to discuss troubled British Steel with government

May. 21, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. union leaders are set to lay out their concerns to the government amid reports that British Steel is facing bankruptcy within days. Sky News is reporting that the nation's second-largest steel producer is on the brink of collapse. British Steel declined to comment. The Unite union says...