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Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

Oct. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed to avoid needing yet another extension to that deadline, even though he has...

Fractious Brexit saga to continue in Parliament, courts

Oct. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson's halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days. JOHNSON'S PUSH IN PARLIAMENT...

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The British minister in charge of Brexit preparations says contingency plans are being "triggered" to cope with the disruptions expected if the country crashes out of the European Union without a...

UK's Johnson asks for a Brexit delay that he doesn't want

Oct. 20, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson late Saturday sent an unsigned letter to the EU seeking a delay to...

The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay

Oct. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The British government has formally asked the European Union for a delay to Brexit — but also sent a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing against it. Johnson was forced to request a delay after Parliament voted to delay a...

UK's Johnson asks for Brexit delay, but argues against it

Oct. 19, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.'s exit, scheduled for Oct....

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension

Oct. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension.

Team abandons FA Cup qualifier after racial abuse

Oct. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An FA Cup qualifier between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned Saturday when the home team walked off the field after one of its players was racially abused. Haringey, a London-based non-league club, walked off in the 64th minute after claims its Cameroonian goalkeeper Valery Pajetat...

Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again

Oct. 19, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A sea of protesters was across the street from Parliament when word arrived that lawmakers in the House of Commons had forced another delay in Britain's protracted Brexit battle. Parliament Square, awash in European Union flags, erupted in cheers. "Fantastic news," said Paul Craddy, who had...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019 9:57 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31.