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United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences...

Russia demands US release mom convicted of taking her kids

Apr. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russia is demanding that the U.S. release a Russian citizen who was convicted of kidnapping for moving her children from the U.S. to Russia amid a divorce. Bogdana Alexandrovna Osipova, who is referred to by her married name of Mobley in court documents, was convicted in Kansas last...

UK plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce for first time

Apr. 9, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to end the divorce blame game. The government has announced plans to introduce "no-fault" divorces so separating couples no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of a marriage. Justice Secretary David Gauke said Tuesday that the government will introduce legislation...

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

Apr. 4, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will end up with a stake in the online shopping giant worth more than $35 billion. In a tweet, MacKenzie Bezos said she is giving Jeff Bezos all her interest in The Washington Post, the...

The Latest: EU Brexit official welcomes May's move

Apr. 2, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's move to hold talks with the opposition Labour Party as "better late than never." Guy Verhofstadt welcomed May's move and said it was "good"...

The Latest: EU official: Hard Brexit 'nearly inevitable'

Apr. 1, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's top Brexit official says the U.K. has a "last chance" to break the deadlock on leaving the European Union. Guy Verhofstadt tweeted the comments soon after Britain's Parliament again...

UK Parliament rejects alternatives to May's Brexit deal

Apr. 1, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has spoken — and it has said no, again. Lawmakers seeking a way out of the country's Brexit morass on Monday rejected four alternatives to the government's unpopular European Union divorce deal that would have softened or even halted Britain's departure. With just...

The Latest: UK lawmakers again reject Brexit deal

Mar. 29, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Two senior German officials see little chance of reviving Britain's treaty with the European Union to withdraw from the bloc, after it was again rejected by the UK parliament. Manfred Weber, a European lawmaker...

UK faces new Brexit crisis after lawmakers reject May's deal

Mar. 29, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Friday rejected the government's Brexit deal for a third time, leaving the U.K. facing the stark prospect of a chaotic departure from the European Union in just two weeks, with political leaders in turmoil and the country ill-prepared for the shock. It's either that, or a...

British Parliament rejects EU divorce deal for a third time, leaving future of Brexit up in the air

Mar. 29, 2019 10:43 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British Parliament rejects EU divorce deal for a third time, leaving future of Brexit up in the air.