European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Barcelona on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Dutch pro-EU parties surge to surprise victory as European Parliament elections kick off

  • Result is a blow to Eurosceptics across the continent, who had hoped for major gains in the four-day polls
  • More than 400 million voters are eligible to elect 751 European Parliament members, with the first official results expected late on Sunday
Topic |   European Union

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European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Barcelona on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure. File photo: Reuters

Mayday for UK PM as Brexit revolt could force her out of power in days, with crucial vote now postponed

  • Theresa May offered the prospect of a possible second referendum and closer trading arrangements with the EU, triggering a revolt by some Brexit-supporting ministers
  • The embattled PM is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported
Topic |   Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure. File photo: Reuters
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