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British Conservatives set to go for top job if Johnson falls

Jan. 22, 2022 02:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Revelations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff partied while Britain was in a coronavirus lockdown have provoked public outrage and led some members of his Conservative Party to consider ousting their leader. If they manage to push Johnson out — or if...

UK says there is 'deal to be done' to resolve feud with EU

Jan. 14, 2022 12:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister expressed optimism Friday that there is a “deal to be done” to resolve a Northern Ireland trade dispute that has soured the U.K.’s relations with the European Union. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss struck an upbeat tone after her first...

New year, same feud: UK-EU resume talks on Brexit trade spat

Jan. 13, 2022 08:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called for Britain and the European Union to rebuild their relationship, as she and bloc’s top Brexit official met Thursday for talks on a thorny dispute over Northern Ireland trade. Truss and European Commission Vice President Maros...

India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal

Jan. 13, 2022 07:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations after Brexit. Britain’s International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan met with...

Food disruptions feared in UK as new Brexit rules kick in

Dec. 31, 2021 12:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — New post-Brexit custom rules for goods arriving from the European Union to Britain are taking effect on Saturday, and a leading food industry body has warned that the new border controls could lead to food shortages. Beginning on Jan. 1, importers must make a full...

EU, UK reach fishing deal on their shared stocks

Dec. 22, 2021 08:36 AM EST

After months of wrangling, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced Wednesday that they have struck a fishing deal on their shared stocks — though environmentalists said fish will continue to be overexploited under the new post-Brexit rules. The agreement is separate...

Johnson appoints foreign secretary to be Brexit negotiator

Dec. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced the appointment of Britain's foreign secretary to become the country's lead negotiator with the European Union, after long-time ally David Frost resigned after a week political upheaval in the Conservative Party. ...

UK Brexit minister quits as new COVID rules spark anger

Dec. 18, 2021 18:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet resigned Saturday night, adding to a sense of disarray within a government that has faced rebellion from his own lawmakers and voters this week. Brexit Minister David Frost said in a letter to Johnson that...

Despite Christmas truce, EU, UK still fight over Brexit deal

Dec. 17, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — One year after the Brexit trade deal was supposed to end acrimony between the European Union and the departed United Kingdom, both sides showed Friday that theirs is still a relationship tainted by bad blood and accusations of bad faith. They did postpone talks on...

France wants EU legal action over fishing dispute with UK

Dec. 17, 2021 09:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Friday they will seek European Union legal action against Britain over a months-long, unresolved fishing dispute. The decision was announced after a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and a delegation of French fishermen at the...