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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 file photo, European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier, right, is greeted by David McAllister, the German EU parliamentarian who is the legislature's top official on the bilateral relations. Slowed by the coronavirus pandemic and whipped up by a British-imposed deadline, talks between the EU and the UK on a future relationship in the wake of Brexit are struggling to make significant progress. A third negotiation session is drawing to a close on Friday, May 15, 2020 but so far, just over 100 days after the official exit of the UK from the EU, fundamental gaps still exist. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

As EU talks stall, UK outlines tariffs for post-Brexit world

May. 19, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government published Tuesday the outlines of a new post-Brexit tariff regime that could potentially lead to a fall in the price of thousands of products, including Christmas trees, cocoa and fridges. The Department for International Trade said the new regime will see tariffs...

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference, following the third round of Brexit talks between the EU and Britain, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, May 15, 2020. Talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on their future relationship in the wake of Brexit have ground to a near-standstill despite the urgency for progress before a summit next month.(Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)

UK-EU deadlocked in Brexit talks as clock ticks down

May. 15, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on their post-Brexit relationship ground to a near-standstill Friday, with each side accusing the other of blocking progress on a trade deal just weeks before a crucial summit. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told a news...

Member of European Parliament David McAllister speaks during an interview outside European Parliament on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Slowed by the coronavirus pandemic and whipped up by a British-imposed deadline, talks between the EU and the UK on a future relationship in the wake of Brexit are struggling to make significant progress. A third negotiation session is drawing to a close on Friday, May 15, 2020 but so far, just over 100 days after the official exit of the UK from the EU, fundamental gaps still exist. (AP Photo/Mark Carlson)

EU-UK talks struggle amid pandemic, cross-Channel division

May. 14, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Slowed by the coronavirus pandemic and whipped up by a U.K.-imposed deadline, talks between the European Union and Britain on their future relationship in the wake of Brexit are struggling to make significant progress. Reduced to negotiating sessions on video because of travel...

In this  May 5, 2020, photo, Ali Capper inspects the blossom on her apple trees at Stocks Farm in Suckley, Worcestershire. Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long worried that the exit from the European Union would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick the country’s produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that feared future to the present. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

'Foretaste' of Brexit: Virus cuts off much of UK farm labor

May. 12, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country's exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that feared future to the...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens as President Donald Trump speaks before signing a trade agreement with Japan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. After a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, British and American negotiators have opened negotiations, remotely, on a trade agreement that the U.K. government hopes will bring a post-Brexit economic and diplomatic boost. U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held a video conference call on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at the start of two weeks of negotiations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

UK, US kick off post-Brexit free trade talks amid outbreak

May. 5, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, British and American negotiators have opened negotiations on a trade agreement that the U.K. government hopes will bring a post-Brexit economic and diplomatic boost. U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and U.S. Trade Representative...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at the Conservative Party's final election campaign rally at the Copper Box Arena in London. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The British government insisted Monday April 27, 2020 that it won’t extend the deadline for striking a post-Brexit deal with the European Union, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

UK says it won't extend EU talks despite virus upheaval

Apr. 27, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Monday that it won’t extend the deadline for striking a post-Brexit deal with the European Union, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said “it is still entirely possible” to seal an agreement...

The European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier gestures as he speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels Friday April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

'Disappointing' week of divorce talks between EU and Britain

Apr. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Key players and the economies on both sides of the Brexit divide have been hammered by the corona crisis. Yet, even this common enemy is not enough to bring the European Union and Britain closer together in talks about their post-Brexit relationship. After another week of deeply...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator for the future relationship with Britain after Brexit, said Thursday March 19, 2020 he has been infected with the coronavirus. Barnier tweeted that he is doing well and is in good spirits.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

UK, EU hold Brexit trade talks by video amid virus outbreak

Apr. 15, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and Britain said Wednesday they had held “constructive” talks on their future relationship despite the coronavirus pandemic scuttling face-to-face negotiations. But the two sides remain far apart on whether a deal can be sealed by the end of the year. Chief...

In this handout photo issued by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks from 10 Downing Street praising NHS staff in a video message, after he was discharged from hospital a week after being admitted with persistent coronavirus symptoms, in London, Sunday, April 12, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is praising the National Health Service staff for saving his life in a video on Twitter after his discharge from St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. He said he did not have the words to properly thank the staff at NHS for “saving my life.” He lauded two nurses Johnson said stood by his bedside for 48 hours “when things could have gone either way.” (Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street via AP)

British PM's praise for health service could boost its cause

Apr. 13, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — His skin pale and his eyes hooded from a week in the hospital with the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked into the camera and paid tribute to the two nurses who never left his bedside for 48 hours, a time when his fight to survive "could have gone either way.″...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Collier, Pa., on March 6, 2018, and President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. For a moment, West Virginia looked like it was going to be the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel was approved by the state lottery board. But it was announced and nixed within the span of about two hours Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in a bizarre sequence that appeared to baffle top government officials. Republican Gov. Jim Justice said it was ridiculous and he didn't know why the lottery commission would approve such a deal. (AP Photo)

Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

Apr. 8, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was permitted for about...