Government and politics

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday May 24, 2019. Theresa May says she'll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, sparking contest for Britain's next prime minister. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, 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. "I have done my best," May...
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May 24, 2019 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week will make up a trip to Germany he canceled earlier this month amid heightened tensions with Iran. The State Department says Pompeo will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin before heading to additional stops in Europe. Pompeo...
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The leader of the Catalan ERC party and European Parliament candidate Oriol Junqueras speaks from Soto del Real prison in Madrid, Friday, May 24, 2019, during an interview via video conference with The Associated Press in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 24, 2019 - 10:45 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Blocked from pursuing his political crusade in Spain's parliament, the most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia's separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament. The lower chamber of Spain's Parliament on Friday suspended Oriol Junqueras and...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May walks away after making a speech in the street outside 10 Downing Street in London, England, Friday, May 24, 2019. Theresa May says she'll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, sparking contest for Britain's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 24, 2019 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 2:55 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called on British authorities to respect the verdict of the Brexit referendum and make the U.K. leave the European Union. Le Pen, the leader of the anti-migrant,...
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar casts his vote at Scoil Thomais, Castleknock as people across the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to vote in the European and local elections along with the referendum on Ireland's divorce laws, in Dublin, Friday May 24, 2019. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 7:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to...
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Young demonstrators take part in a demonstration organised by 'Global Strike 4 Climate' near Parliament in London, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
May 24, 2019 - 7:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament. Thousands attended a rally Friday in Berlin, where mostly young people waved banners with slogans such as "...
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President Donald Trump, left, asks counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, right, how his demeanor was during yesterday's infrastructure meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and other Democratic leaders during a meeting to support America's farmers and ranchers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2019 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats after just three minutes. To prove it — in the middle...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, people walk at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. (AP Photo/Matt Rourk, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:16 am
Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. There are a few retirement-related bills of note making their way through Congress. One in particular, the Secure Act, gained significant traction this week. The House voted...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 24, 2019 - 5:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for duty. Personal attacks flowed on both sides...
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Ballot boxes are transported around Inishbofin island, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in preparation for voting in the European Parliament elections. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries head to the polls from Thursday to Sunday to choose their representatives at the European Parliament for the next five years. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 3:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands. According to a surprise Ipsos exit forecast late Thursday, the Dutch Labor Party of European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans will...
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