British PM to speak with GOP lawmakers, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May will speak to congressional Republicans at their strategy conference in Philadelphia on Thursday before an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump the next day.

She's expected to be the first world leader to hold direct talks with Trump since he took office.

The British Embassy says the meeting is a chance for the leaders to become acquainted and "establish the basis for a productive working relationship."

Among the expect topics: terrorism, Syria, Russia and NATO.

The embassy's statement says May would be the first serving head of state or government from outside the United States to address the annual GOP retreat.