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The Latest: Czech PM ready to back UK's Brexit delay request

Mar. 20, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis says his country is ready to approve Britain's request for a delay to its scheduled departure from the European Union. According to Czech public radio, Babis told lawmakers...

UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Mar. 20, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain's departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But an exasperated EU said Britain would have to accept either a shorter delay or a much longer one. In a letter to...

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

Mar. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union. May was preparing Tuesday to ask the EU for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that she can't keep...

The Latest: UK lawmakers vote strongly to delay Brexit

Mar. 15, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:45 p.m. British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit, just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 413-202 Thursday in favor of seeking to postpone the U.K.'s...

Brextension: UK lawmakers vote to seek delay of EU departure

Mar. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament voted Thursday to seek to postpone the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29....

UK seeks to slam the brakes on Brexit, but what comes next?

Mar. 14, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on Brexit — at least for now. The U.K. Parliament voted Thursday 413 to 202 to ask the European Union to delay the U.K.'s exit from the bloc beyond the scheduled date of March 29. The vote comes a day after U.K. lawmakers committed Britain...

With four weeks to go, there's calm within the Brexit storm

Mar. 1, 2019 1:33 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union are set to formally divorce before the month is out — but the mood in London and Brussels in Friday was less frenzied than it has been at times of late. Though the divorce proceedings, started by Britain's 2016 vote to leave the EU, remain fraught with...

Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Feb. 26, 2019 2:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic Brexit. Bowing to pressure from within her...

The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

Feb. 25, 2019 5:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain's main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country's European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it...

Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

Feb. 25, 2019 5:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but when...