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UK economy shrinks for first time since 2012 as Brexit bites

Aug. 9, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set to raise alarm that the economy could experience its first recession in a decade. Traders in...

Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

Jul. 31, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge of restoring the collapsed Belfast government and finding a solution for the Irish border after Brexit. Since he took office a week...

The Latest: UK devotes $2.4B more to plan for no-deal Brexit

Jul. 31, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit: (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The British government says it's setting aside more than 2 billion pounds ($2.4 billion) to prepare for leaving the European Union without a divorce deal. Treasury chief Sajid Javid said the additional Brexit funds announced Wednesday would...

Showdown looms as new British PM wants to redo Brexit deal

Jul. 25, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a twin-track collision course — with the bloc and his own lawmakers — over his vow to leave the EU...

The Latest: Juncker: EU won't reopen talks on Brexit deal

Jul. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's new government (all times local): 5:35 p.m. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has told Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the bloc's member nations will not give in to his demand to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal treaty. Juncker called the...

Who who's in Boris Johnson's pro-Brexit new Cabinet

Jul. 25, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved quickly to form a government, sweeping out many of the ministers who had served predecessor Theresa May and replacing them with pro-Brexit loyalists. A look at the U.K.'s new Cabinet: Prime Minister Boris Johnson Chancellor of the Exchequer...

The Latest: Australia hopes to sign trade deal with Johnson

Jul. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated Boris Johnson and hopes to ink one of Britain's first bilateral trade deals after Brexit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he...

Now British PM, brash Boris Johnson faces Brexit conundrum

Jul. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters" who believe it can't be done. But the brash Brexit champion...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Sajid Javid as country's new Treasury chief

Jul. 24, 2019 1:39 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Sajid Javid as country's new Treasury chief.

UK's home secretary calls for calming of political rhetoric

Jul. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary has pleaded for the calming of extreme political rhetoric and empathized with four U.S. congresswomen of color who were the target of President Donald Trump's tweets. Sajid Javid used a speech on how best to counter extremism to warn that inflammatory language is...