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The Latest: Pope Francis urges compassion for migrants

May. 27, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A day after the European Parliament elections, Pope Francis issued his annual message on migrants and said the attitude that they are the source of all of society's ills "is an alarm bell warning of the moral decline" the world...

UK Brexit Party scores big as Conservatives, Labour bashed

May. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Britain should get set to leave the European Union without a divorce deal, after a European Parliament election saw his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces carve up the U.K.'s votes at the expense of the long-dominant larger parties. The U.K.'s governing...

Europe at crossroads as far-right, Greens make gains in vote

May. 27, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders and party officials plotted strategy Monday after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the main center-right and center-left parties and revealed an altered political landscape where the far-right and environmentalists stand as forces to be reckoned...

Brexit Party wins, Conservatives bashed in UK's EU voting

May. 26, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party was all but wiped out in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's stalled European Union exit flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties. The main opposition Labour Party also faced a drubbing in a vote that upended...

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

May. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28...

Key countries to watch after high-stakes Europe-wide vote

May. 26, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After voters in all 28 European Union countries elected a new shared parliament , here are results in some key countries that will help determine Europe's direction: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the...

The Latest: First Turkish Cypriot elected to EU parliament

May. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Voters in ethnically divided Cyprus have elected a Turkish Cypriot to the European Parliament for the first time since the island nation joined the 28-member bloc in 2004. Niyazi Kizilyurek, who teaches at the...

Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May

May. 26, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Sunday became the eighth lawmaker to enter the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, as other contenders staked out uncompromising positions on Brexit. Gove said Sunday that "I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime...

New candidates vie to succeed UK's May with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab joined the fray Saturday...

AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May's resignation

May. 25, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are...