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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...

Today in History

May. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2019. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) On this...

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...

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country's seats in the European Parliament, with right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation's 26 seats. In a surprise forecast, the Dutch Labor Party of...

UN demands Britain end rule of Chagos Islands in 6 months

May. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand that Britain end its "colonial administration" of the Chagos Islands, which include the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia, and return them to Mauritius within six months. The 193-member world body approved a resolution...

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

May. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a relentless push by rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. May resisted calls to rip up her tattered Brexit blueprint and...

Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

May. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country's membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part...

UK leader promises a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

May. 19, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes. Writing in The Sunday Times, May says her bill will come "with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new support."...

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

May. 17, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union. Each side blamed the other for the collapse....