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High anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit deal be clinched?

Oct. 17, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union were converging on Brussels on Thursday for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year divorce fight. Yet even before dawn though, Johnson already had to...

The Latest: Key UK party says it won't support Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:10 a.m. The leaders of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's key Northern Ireland ally say they can't support the draft Brexit deal struck between the government and the European Union. Support from the Democratic Unionist Party is key to Johnson's...

Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners

Oct. 17, 2019 2:03 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners.

Brexit talks inch closer to a deal ahead of summit

Oct. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at Thursday's EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint...

Brexit ignites fears of renewed violence in Northern Ireland

Oct. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Kate Nash says the time known as "The Troubles" never really ended in Northern Ireland. While the 1998 Good Friday Agreement brought an era of relative peace and prosperity to the U.K. region, paramilitary groups still exist and lower levels of violence continue to plague...

British family deported after illicit US border crossing

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

A British family that made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States was deported Wednesday after nearly two weeks in federal custody, ending an ordeal that family members called the worst of their lives. The extended Connors family, which includes four adults, toddler twins and an infant, had...

The Latest: Customs, VAT issues seen holding up Brexit deal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big issues to...

Parents of killed teen reject Trump's attempted introduction

Oct. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife felt ambushed when President Donald Trump tried to get them to meet with the woman in front of the press, attorneys for the couple said Wednesday. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn...

Germany angered by Shell refusal to dismantle old oil rigs

Oct. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it has called an international meeting over Shell's refusal to dismantle old oil rigs containing thousands of tons of crude in the Northeast Atlantic. A spokesman for Germany's environment ministry told reporters in Berlin that the OSPAR Commission, which...

Macron and Merkel try to showcase unity as Brexit looms

Oct. 16, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Wednesday to show unity at a meeting in southern France, as the European Union and Britain appeared close to a tentative Brexit deal. "We must show that ... we, Europeans, Germany and France in particular, are defending...