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EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

Jun. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's...

European Union says it's taking legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal changes

Jun. 15, 2022 05:03 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union says it's taking legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal changes.

UK moves to rewrite Brexit rules; EU threatens legal action

Jun. 13, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Monday proposed new legislation that would unilaterally rewrite post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, despite opposition from some U.K. lawmakers and EU officials who say the move violates international law. The proposed bill seeks to...

UK to introduce bill next week to breach Brexit deal with EU

Jun. 10, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will introduce a bill next week to override parts of the Brexit trade treaty it signed with the European Union before the U.K. quit the bloc in 2020. The move will be a major escalation in a festering U.K-EU dispute over trade rules for Northern...

Boris Johnson's weakness brings international complications

Jun. 10, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote this week, at least one other world leader shared his relief. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it was “great news” that “we have not lost a very important ally.” ...

EU court says UK residents in EU nations can't vote there

Jun. 09, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that British citizens living long-term in the 27 EU member countries have no right to vote or stand for office in the bloc unless they have obtained a European nationality. The ruling came in what was seen as a test...

Irish leader sees no UK will to end Brexit trade standoff

Jun. 08, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government appears to have no political will to resolve its festering trade dispute with the European Union and risks endangering the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Wednesday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

Which Conservatives could succeed UK's Johnson if he falls?

Jun. 08, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dealt a heavy blow after surviving a no-confidence vote from his own Conservative Party, questions already are being asked about who might succeed him if he was forced from office. Conservative lawmakers voted 211-148 to keep...

Past UK Conservative leaders who faced leadership challenges

Jun. 07, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have survived a no-confidence vote, but his grip on power is far from secure. Many compare his position to that of his predecessor Theresa May, who won a similar vote by a larger margin than Johnson but was nonetheless ousted...

UK Boris Johnson's ups and downs: key events in his career

Jun. 07, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson 2001-2008: Sits in the House of Commons representing the constituency of Henley. During his tenure Johnson twice serves as the Conservative spokesman on business, innovation and skills while...