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UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc. This time, it was pro-EU lawmakers from both...

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit developments in Britain (all times local): 7:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced down a rebellion in Parliament over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. Pro-EU...

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

Jul. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put forward by Brexit hardliners who oppose her plan for a "common rule book" with the European Union after the country leaves the bloc. Even with those unwanted concessions, the government only barely won a...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

The Latest: Melichar, Peya win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (1),...

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

Jul. 15, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain's impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate. A bemused May turned him down. But the exchange was the latest...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump told her to "sue the EU" in Brexit talks

Jul. 15, 2018 5:26 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump told her to "sue the EU" in Brexit talks.

The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

Jul. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. Roberto Martinez believes his Belgium lineup deserves high praise for its third-place finish at the World Cup. Belgium beat England 2-0 in the third-place playoff on Saturday at St. Petersburg, surpassing the country's previous...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs Trump on Europe trip

Jul. 14, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to Europe brought him into conflict not only with other leaders, but at times with himself, as he alternately denounced policies of his counterparts and praised them fulsomely. On Friday, Trump offered glowing words for British Prime Minister Theresa May and...

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

Jul. 13, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland. Aides say Trump will be spending the weekend preparing for his Monday summit with Russia's Vladimir...