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  • Madrid Sep 11, 2019

    Spanish Singer-Songwriter Camilo Sesto Dies at 72

    Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72. Sesto’s manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold...

  • Captain Aug 19, 2019

    Migrants Jump Off Rescue Boat to Try to Reach Italian Island

    Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. “We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits,” said Open Arms founder Oscar Camps, who released a video showing four migrants...

  • Boris Johnson Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK's Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • Boris Johnson Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK's Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2019

    UK Race to Succeed Theresa May Heats Up With Focus on Brexit

    The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab joined the fray Saturday night. Both had earlier resigned from May’s Cabinet to protest her Brexit policy....

  • Boris Johnson May 24, 2019

    UK's May to Quit as Party Leader June 7, Opening Race for New PM

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country’s next prime minister. She will stay as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several...

  • Boris Johnson May 24, 2019

    British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. She’ll stay as prime minister until a new party leader is chosen.

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