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PM May rallies party with warning to Russia

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia at a major speech to her Conservative Party on Saturday, cutting a stronger figure as internal Brexit divisions took a back seat.

UK's May to address party members amid Russia crisis

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Saturday address members of her Conservative Party, rejuvenated by the widespread praise for her handling of the Russian spy crisis but still dogged by Brexit.

Trump to meet British PM May in Davos next week

Washington - US President Donald Trump plans to meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the White House said Friday.

Bayeux Tapestry loan 'very significant': British PM

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday it was "very significant" that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain from France, more than 950 years after the Norman conquest of England it depicts.

May says 2018 Brexit progress will renew British pride

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said 2018 would be a year of "renewed confidence and pride" for Britain as it confronts the challenges of negotiating Brexit, in her New Year message out Sunday.

Man faces trial over 'plot to kill British PM'

London - A man accused of plotting to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack will face trial next June, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Brexit deal proves critics wrong: UK's May

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May has hit back at critics of her handling of Brexit, writing in the Sunday Telegraph that she had "proven the doubters wrong" after securing an interim deal.

Brexit deal shows UK can leave EU in 'smooth and orderly' way: May

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday hailed the deal struck on the first stage of Brexit talks, saying it proved Britain could leave the European Union in a "smooth and orderly way".

Man charged with plot to kill British PM

London - A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.

Britain thwarts plot to kill May: reports

London - Two men have been charged with a plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May and a court hearing on the case is expected on Wednesday, British media reported.

Trump was 'wrong' but UK-US relations will endure: May

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday repeated her condemnation of US President Donald Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right leader but said US-UK relations would survive the row.

May hails 'very positive' Brexit talks with Tusk

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit talks with EU President Donald Tusk on Friday had been "very positive", but admitted there was still work to do to reach a deal.

Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West: British PM

London - Russia will not succeed in efforts to sow discord in the West, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

UK PM May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

London - Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position.

PM May vows to make it easy for EU citizens to stay in UK

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to cut red tape and costs for EU citizens wanting to remain in Britain after Brexit, as she prepares to address EU leaders Thursday.

UK papers count cost of May's 'speech shambles'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's "excruciating" conference speech dominated Thursday's newspapers, which had sympathy for her bad luck but bleak warnings about what the string of misfortunes signalled for her leadership.

Britain 'prepared' if Brexit negotiations fail: May

Manchester - Britain's government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed but is preparing for a scenario in which they could fail, Prime Minister Theresa May told her Conservative Party's annual conference on Wednesday.

Britain 'unconditionally' committed to EU security: May

Tapa - Britain is "unconditionally committed" to European security despite Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May told British troops stationed with NATO in Estonia on Friday, as EU leaders met to discuss the future of the bloc.

Could Japan's Abe 'do a Theresa May'?

Toukyo - Seeking to capitalise on a fractured and weak opposition and a healthy lead in the polls, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stunned Japan by gambling on a snap election more than a year before it was due.

Unlike Trump, Britain's May defends multilateral world

New York - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged world leaders to defend the rules-based international order and its multilateral institutions Wednesday, one day after US President Donald Trump had hailed national sovereignty.

British PM says no plans to quit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday.

British PM 'shed a little tear' at election result

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted Thursday she shed "a little tear" after realising her election gamble last month had backfired spectacularly, but denied she had considered quitting.

Doubts over Brexit mount as May marks a year in power

London - A weakened Theresa May came under fresh pressure Tuesday to soften her Brexit position, adding to uncertainty about her negotiating strategy with Brussels one year after she became Britain's leader.

Theresa May ouster would be 'catastrophic' for Brexit talks: minister

London - Britain's minister in charge of Brexit talks warned Sunday that any bid from within the Conservative Party to unseat Prime Minister Theresa May would be "catastrophic" for negotiations.

May serves up Brexit menu with added humble pie

London - A month before Britain's general election, Theresa May was in combative mood as she warned that a hung parliament would yield a bad Brexit and decried alleged threats from Brussels.

Election campaign exposes faultlines in iron-clad May

London - Prime Minister Theresa May began her election campaign with a monolithic image that has shown cracks due to her own missteps and a string of terror attacks.

May woos Brexit voters but manifesto row hits support

Guisborough - After a wobble in her campaign, British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to woo voters in a Brexit-backing constituency Thursday but activists warned that a policy misstep had lost her support.

British PM says Brexit threats timed to affect vote

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused Brussels of deliberately threatening Britain over the Brexit talks in order to affect the outcome of next month's general election.

Harry Styles to release breakthrough solo studio album in May

Harry Styles will be releasing his highly anticipated eponymous breakthrough studio album, which will be available for pre-order tomorrow on April 14.

May faces fresh Brexit hurdles despite clearing parliament

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to open negotiations to leave the EU having finally overcome opposition in parliament, but she now faces the monumental task of thrashing out details of the divorce.
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