PM May resigns, won’t lead Britain out of EU

LONDON (AP) — 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 minister who will try to complete Brexit. May says Friday in a speech outside 10 […]

Warnings of chaotic ‘no-deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

LONDON (AP) — The alarms are flashing, the cliff-edge is coming closer — but can Britain avoid tumbling out of the European Union? After lawmakers rejected the government’s Brexit deal on three occasions, and twice failed to agree on any other option, the U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new plan […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

UK, EU leaders spar during ‘robust’ Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sparred on Thursday during “robust” talks on the U.K.’s Brexit plans, and agreed to hold more negotiations until the end of the month — a process that looks set to push the sealing of any deal to within a month of […]

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of Commons’ vote — 432 votes against the government […]

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. May’s move threw Britain’s Brexit plans into disarray, intensified a domestic political crisis and battered the […]

Crunch time for UK PM May as she seeks unity on Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced resistance and potential rebellion from hard-core Brexit backers in her Conservative government Friday as she gathered her fractious Cabinet to hammer out a plan for future trade with the European Union. Almost 30 Cabinet ministers were being sequestered inside the prime minister’s Chequers country retreat — without […]

UK minister directly blames Putin for poisoning

 LONDON and MOSCOW (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it’s “overwhelmingly likely” Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent against a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Prime Minister Theresa May has said it’s “highly likely” the Kremlin is responsible for the attack on Sergei Skripal and his […]

Trump declares America open for business under his tenure

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, President Donald Trump planned to tell a gathering of political and business elites on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the U.S. due to his “America first” agenda also benefits the rest of the world. Trump said in excerpts […]

N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov’t

LONDON (AP) — The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives on Monday to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the funding would “address the […]