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New blow to Johnson's Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked

Oct. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain's scheduled departure date, Johnson's government had sought a "straight up-and-down...

What next after Boris Johnson denied vote on Brexit deal?

Oct. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce...

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...

UK Parliament speaker rules govt can't ask lawmakers to vote again on Brexit deal, in new blow to Boris Johnson's plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:39 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Parliament speaker rules govt can't ask lawmakers to vote again on Brexit deal, in new blow to Boris Johnson's plan.

World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

Oct. 21, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Vice Premier Liu He told a conference in the southern city of Nanchang that the most recent trade...

AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive

Oct. 21, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The prime minister of Montenegro, a small Balkan nation that is the next in line to join the European Union, has expressed hope that once Brexit is finalized, the EU's enlargement policy would regain importance. Dusko Markovic told The Associated Press that once the issue of...

German official: EU decision on Brexit extension days away

Oct. 21, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister is suggesting it will be a few days before the European Union decides whether to grant a delay to Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly sent a letter seeking an extension of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline after Parliament...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

Oct. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed to avoid needing yet another extension to that deadline, even though he has...

Fractious Brexit saga to continue in Parliament, courts

Oct. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson's halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days. JOHNSON'S PUSH IN PARLIAMENT...