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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, left middle row, and other Parliament Members vote a resolution for the UK withdrawal from the EU, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg. Members of the European Parliament discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 7:11 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the chamber that a no-deal scenario remains "very real."...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 file photo Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a public lecture "Ukraine's Place in a changing world" at the Institute of International Relations of the National University in Kiev, Ukraine. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky,file)
September 14, 2019 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation's prolonged political crisis, says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost Parliament. But he could still win a general election if enough voters approve of his determination to make Britain's departure from the European Union a reality. The U.K. leader who took office in July failed spectacularly in his first...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at West Midlands Police Learning and Development Centre, Birmingham, England, Friday, July 26, 2019. Johnson is making a plethora of promises that go well beyond Brexit: boosting police numbers, increasing school spending, improving internet speeds, even building electric planes. Johnson has not given details of where the money would come from to pay for these plans, though he has threatened to withhold a payment of 39 billion pounds ($49 billion) as part of a Brexit divorce bill that May agreed to if there is no deal. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — With Britain's departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he's not rushing off to Brussels. The U.K. leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. Instead, he was in central England on Friday, talking...
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A police officer stands guard outside the Prime Minister's residence of 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as Britain's Prime Minister later Wednesday, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 24, 2019 - 5:32 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is assembling his top team, with a key job set to go to a controversial figure from the country's Brexit referendum campaign...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, left, speaks with Australian IOC member John Coates, right, during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 12:27 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics hosted in multiple cities or countries. Bidders pro-actively invited. Candidates recommended with possibly no opponents. Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court force the Republican to approve...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 file photo Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent leave the European Union Brexit campaigner walks away after leaving the Cabinet Office in London. A British judge has ruled that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court to answer questions about his possible misconduct in public office during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 29, 2019 - 7:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court over allegations that he lied and misled the public during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. District Judge Margot Coleman said Johnson will answer questions about his possible...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint statement prior to a meeting with the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 27, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd like to see a quick agreement on who should run the European Union's executive branch, a matter on which her own governing coalition so far is divided. In her first comments on...
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Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini arrives to meet reporters for a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, of the League kisses a crucifix as as he talks to reporters during a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the No. 1 party in Italy, with more than 30 percent of the vote, according to early projections. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 26, 2019 - 9:54 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 a.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still...
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