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UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

Dec. 12, 2018 7:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. But the margin of victory — 200 votes to 117 — leaves May a weakened...

Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

Dec. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EST

Two of European soccer's grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group. On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and...

UK's Theresa May: Quiet, steely vicar's daughter

Dec. 12, 2018 6:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — She is a quiet, determined vicar's daughter who rose to the heights of British political power by outmaneuvering better known, more outspoken men. The favorites in a 2016 Conservative Party leadership competiton were Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. The winner was Theresa May, who became prime...

What happens with Brexit after May survives leadership vote

Dec. 12, 2018 6:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won a no-confidence vote by lawmakers from her party Wednesday. Fellow Conservatives who object to some terms of the Brexit deal May's government struck with the European Union initiated the challenge that would have ended her leadership of both the party...

A look at the teams in the Champions League round of 16

Dec. 12, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A look at the teams who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, for the round of 16: ___ GROUP WINNERS: Barcelona — Led by Lionel Messi, the Spanish giants went unbeaten through a tough group. As always, the team is among the...

The Latest: UK's May grateful for vote keeping her in office

Dec. 12, 2018 4:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May says she is "grateful" for the support she received from Conservative Party lawmakers who voted to keep her as their leader. The prime minister acknowledged Wednesday after she survived a party...

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

Dec. 12, 2018 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market's big losses from the week before. Stocks initially rallied after the Wall Street Journal reported that China's...

NFL to play 4 games in London, 1 in Mexico City in 2019

Dec. 12, 2018 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts. When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won't be announce until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is...

Britain's Theresa May survives leadership challenge, remains prime minister

Dec. 12, 2018 4:01 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Theresa May survives leadership challenge, remains prime minister.

Spanish PM compares 'lies' of Brexit and Catalan separatists

Dec. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Wednesday compared secession efforts in the northeastern region of Catalonia to Britain's tangled process of leaving the European Union, saying that both rely on confronting citizens with fake arguments. In an address to lawmakers, Pedro Sanchez said both campaigns...