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May's relationship with EU was often rocky

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of negotiations with the bloc that often produced exasperation, miscommunication and even some...

Police: 'New breed' of terrorists in Northern Ireland

Apr. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a "new breed" of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Apr. 11, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early Thursday to...

Theresa May woos UK opponents and EU leaders over Brexit

Apr. 8, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain's Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country's departure from the European Union. May's Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were clinging to...

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"...

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

Apr. 2, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise. May made the announcement after the EU's chief...

UK's May seeks cross-party talks to avert 'no-deal' Brexit

Apr. 2, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May has brought a new word to the Brexit lexicon: compromise. May offered Tuesday to hold talks with the leader of the opposition in an attempt to avoid a chaotic departure from the European Union in just 10 days. The shift comes after lawmakers rejected the...

Ford would reconsider UK investments if no deal on Brexit

Apr. 2, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

HALFWEG, Netherlands (AP) — Ford warned Tuesday that it will reconsider its investments in Britain if the country cannot work out a deal to leave the European Union that guarantees smooth trading with the bloc. At a glitzy unveiling of new cars with electric and hybrid engines, Ford of Europe Chairman...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 2, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN MEASURE 1ST QUARTER OF YEAR For Democratic presidential candidates, it is 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions — and that's 10 months out from the Iowa...

Little gloating in Europe at Britain's Brexit mess

Mar. 30, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The date for the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was seemingly chiseled in stone — March 29, 2019. When it finally arrived with no Brexit, Europeans could only shake their heads in frustrated disbelief. They saw three years of bluster on how Britain would leave the EU on its...