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UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Aug. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...

The Latest: Merkel says Irish border is key Brexit issue

Aug. 20, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 5:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the main stumbling block with Britain's departure from the European Union can be removed if a "practical solution" is found for the Irish border issue. Speaking Tuesday...

UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

Aug. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing rising criticism of his Brexit strategy at home as he increases pressure on the European Union to re-open negotiations ahead of key meetings with his French and German counterparts later this week. The prime minister's office said Monday that the...

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Aug. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in...

Merkel to meet UK prime minister soon to discuss Brexit

Aug. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel could meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson soon to discuss Brexit, her spokesman said Friday. Asked about reports of a possible imminent meeting, Steffen Seibert told reporters that "indeed, a meeting is planned in the very near future." Seibert said it...

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession

Aug. 15, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall. Those trends have hammered American manufacturers and...

What's next as Labour Party seeks to stop a no-deal Brexit?

Aug. 15, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will lead the country out of the European Union in 11 weeks, with or without a divorce deal — but an awful lot of U.K. lawmakers want to stop him. The stage is set for a high-stakes battle over the country's future, with public opinion,...

The Latest: Germany expects no-deal Brexit, report says

Aug. 15, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit preparations (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Business daily Handelsblatt reports that German officials expect Britain to leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October and consider the EU's preparations for this eventuality to be "largely completed." In its...

UK Labour leader lays out plan to stop a no-deal Brexit

Aug. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's biggest opposition party on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government and prevent Britain from leaving the European Union in October without a divorce agreement. The move came after Johnson accused...

UK wages rising at fastest pace in 11 years

Aug. 13, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wages in Britain are rising at their fastest rate since the global financial crisis over a decade ago as the number of people in work hit a record high despite Brexit headwinds, official figures showed Tuesday. Average weekly earnings were 3.9% higher during the three months to June against...