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FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson drives a JCB through a symbolic wall with the Conservative Party slogan 'Get Brexit Done' in the digger bucket, during an election campaign event at the JCB manufacturing facility in Uttoxeter, England. Johnson's Conservatives won an overwhelming majority in the election two days later and Britain is now scheduled to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Britain's EU Journey: When Johnson gambled to deliver Brexit

Jan. 29, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.The Chinese tech firm Huawei has been designated a

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Jan. 29, 2020 1:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a...

FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, British futures trader Navinder Singh Sarao leaves after the ruling in his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. A U.S. judge on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, sentenced Navinder Singh Sarao, a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who helped trigger a U.S. stock market

Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison

Jan. 28, 2020 9:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash crash” from his parents’ suburban London home to time served and a year's home...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi appears at a news conference in New York. Haleyi is expected to appear on the witness stand Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Weinstein's New York City trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

Jan. 27, 2020 10:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of, “no,...

FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016 file photo, Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Britain will finally leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

Jan. 27, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

Jan. 27, 2020 12:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. As the second phase of an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire opened Monday, the lawyer for the inquiry said...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekley session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

Jan. 26, 2020 7:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower.” Johnson paired the announcement of the Global Talent route program with a pledge of 300...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 file photo, scaffolding surrounds the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which holds the bell known as Big Ben, in London. The bell of Britain’s Parliament has been largely silent since 2017 while its iconic clock tower undergoes four years of repairs. Brexit-backing lawmakers are campaigning for it to strike at the moment Britain leaves the European Union -- 11 p.m. (2300GMT) on Jan. 31. Parliamentary officials say it is not worth the cost, which could come to 500,000 pounds ($650,000). The House of Commons Commission said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 that because the clock mechanism has been dismantled and the belfry is currently getting a new floor, arranging for the bell to ring “could result in huge costs to the public purse.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

Jan. 26, 2020 7:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground. As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on Friday, people are divided over how to mark a historic moment that some are relishing but others are...

United States Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin speaks at Chatham at House in London, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  Mnuchin is visiting Britain Saturday for high level discussions on trade following his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

Jan. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network....

People walk past outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The leaders of two of the European Union's main institutions on Friday signed the divorce agreement governing Britain's departure from the bloc next week, sealing the penultimate step in Brexit at a ceremony held without media access. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Top EU officials sign Brexit deal in closed door ceremony

Jan. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of two of the European Union’s main institutions on Friday signed the divorce agreement governing Britain’s departure from the bloc next week, sealing the penultimate step in Brexit at a ceremony held without media access. European Council President Charles Michel...