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The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...

The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

Mar. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the U.K. won't leave European Union with a deal next week and it's time for her country's lawmakers to decide what they want to...

UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Mar. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by...

What's next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?

Mar. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit day, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30. The decision is in the hands of the 27 remaining EU nations, whose leaders must agree unanimously for an extension to be...

EU's center-right EPP bloc suspends Hungary PM Orban's party

Mar. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The main center-right alliance in the European Union's parliament refrained from expelling Hungary's ruling party Wednesday, opting instead to suspend Fidesz following a long dispute over its values and policies. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sought to put on a brave face after his...

Hungary's Orban to attend meeting on party's possible ouster

Mar. 19, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, set to discuss the expulsion or suspension of Orban's Fidesz party from the group. Thirteen of the European People's Party's 49...

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

Mar. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best...

Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe

Mar. 15, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May's European Parliament elections. "We're the ones who want a strong Europe, strong...

Hungarian PM Orban apologizes for insulting EU allies

Mar. 14, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister has apologized for calling some of his allies in the European Parliament "useful idiots," but continues to face demands that he and his right-wing Fidesz party be expelled from the political group. Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent apologetic letters to the leaders...