Brussels, April 11 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension.

The U.K. and the EU agreed early Thursday to delay Brexit until Oct. 31, but May says she wants to leave "as soon as possible."

She says that if U.K. lawmakers back her Brexit deal, her country can still leave before June 30 - the Brexit deadline that she had requested from the bloc.

May says Britain faces "stark" choices "and the timetable is clear."

French President Emmanuel Macron says a last-ditch six-month extension for Brexit is the "best possible compromise" to protect the rest of the European Union.

Macron was the main holdout among EU lead...