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The Latest: PM May resigns, won't lead Britain out of EU

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime...

French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

May. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get." Le Pen said before a final rally Friday that President Emmanuel Macron's party "must not be first Sunday night." France has 34 lists but...

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe

May. 24, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May has joined the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edward Heath took the U.K. into what was then the European Economic Community in 1973, the Conservative Party has been...

The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote

May. 23, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 5:10 a.m. With nearly all constituencies reporting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party have won a majority in India's general election. The Election Commission of India reports that the Bharatiya...

UK's May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation

May. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Increasingly isolated, Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament's support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party, as expectations rose that she would cave in to demands that she resign and let a new leader try to complete the...

India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed...

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...

EU election: Farage supporters eager for Brexit litmus test

May. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

FRIMLEY GREEN, England (AP) — No one in Britain is more enthusiastic about this week's European Union elections than people who hate the EU. Hard-core Brexit supporters have become increasingly eager to cast ballots for Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, whose sole policy is to leave the EU as soon...

The Latest: Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

May. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's political debate as it attempts to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain's EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back...