European Union

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks to journalists after her meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
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February 11, 2019 - 11:56 am
By Pan Pylas, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed last year to its weakest growth rate since the global financial crisis as mounting uncertainty over Brexit weighed on businesses and kept a lid on their investments, official figures showed Monday. The Office for National...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement.
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February 04, 2019 - 8:27 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A key group of European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and let the country hold a new presidential election. Maduro, for his...
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Pro and Anti Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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January 31, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A key member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government acknowledged Thursday that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on a divorce deal drag on. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that while it is...
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Anti Brexit protester Steve Bray who is almost permanently demonstrating outside the Houses of Parliament watches the traffic as he holds up placards in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
Alastair Grant/AP Photo
January 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm
By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — From backstop to Brexiteer, Britain's decision to leave the European Union, now scheduled for March 29, has spawned a baffling array of new terms. The AP deciphers some key words and phrases: ARTICLE 50: Article 50 of the European Union's key Lisbon Treaty sets...
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January 27, 2019 - 4:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another bruising week in Parliament as lawmakers plan to challenge her minority Conservative government for control of Brexit policy. Amendments designed to change the course of Britain's planned March 29 departure from the European Union...
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Holding Greek flags, opponents of Prespa Agreement chant slogans in a rally in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
Giannis Papanikos/AP Photo
January 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm
By Elena Becatoros, Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers ratified an agreement Friday to end a nearly three decade-long dispute over neighboring Macedonia's name, in a landmark vote that will see the small country renamed North Macedonia and clear its path to NATO membership. The...
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond
Frank Augstein/AP
January 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain's rival Brexit factions Thursday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union exit plan. But the country's main opposition leader branded the talks a "stunt," and May gave little sign she...
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An anti-Brexit demonstrator cries as he gathers in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Frank Augstein/AP Photo
January 15, 2019 - 4:36 pm
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...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Frank Augstein/AP Photo
January 15, 2019 - 8:22 am
By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday after more than two years of political upheaval. All signs point to it receiving a resounding...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London after appearing on the Andrew Marr show, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
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January 06, 2019 - 9:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that a delayed vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal will "definitely" go ahead later this month, as she promised to set out measures to win over skeptical lawmakers. May told the BBC that in the coming days she will give more details...
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