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October 17, 2019 - 3:22 am
GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip. The Rock's about 34,000 residents didn't want to leave the European Union — in the 2016...
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, walking along the promenade, is met by the press on the way to the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. Saturday Sept. 21, 2019. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's major opposition Labour Party was trying to defuse a major row Saturday after a close ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn sought to oust his deputy, a move that prompted a furious outcry from many in the party. While the attempt to dislodge Tom Watson was ditched after Corbyn...
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September 13, 2019 - 11:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum "...
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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 - 6:02 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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A light rail train stops for passengers, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Tempe, Ariz. The latest numbers on mail-in ballots are expected Monday after the weekend for Tuesday's special election weighing any future expansion to the light rail system in Phoenix, the nation's fifth largest city. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 28, 2019 - 4:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A fall groundbreaking for an extension of a light rail system in Phoenix is back on track after voters rejected a referendum that would have killed any future expansion in the nation's fifth-largest city, transit officials said Wednesday. "We have been on hold for several months...
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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 - 3:32 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 - 10:27 am
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 - 1:45 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 - 5:01 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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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen answers reporters after a press conference in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Friday, May. 24, 2019. Polls suggest that Le Pen's party will be among France's top two vote-getters in the election, along with French President Emmanuel Macron's party. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
May 24, 2019 - 9:19 am
PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get." Le Pen said before a final rally Friday that President Emmanuel Macron's party "must not be first Sunday night." France has 34...
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