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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...

Europe wakes up to climate concerns after green wave in vote

May. 27, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere celebrated big gains in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale student protests over recent months. Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning...

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...

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...

EU elections primer: How they work, what happened

May. 26, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters have turned out in record numbers to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. More than 400 million voters in 28 nations had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a...

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...

EU Parliament spokesman: Turnout for 27 nations excluding UK nears 51%, early figures show; highest in at least 20 years

May. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Parliament spokesman: Turnout for 27 nations excluding UK nears 51%, early figures show; highest in at least 20 years.