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The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead

Oct. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Organizers of a Dutch beach party to bid farewell to Britain as it leaves the European Union say the festivities will go ahead Oct. 31, the scheduled Brexit date. The party started as a joke that went viral on Facebook about gathering on the...

EU leaders turn focus to climate, budget issues

Oct. 18, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again on Friday to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc's budget and climate change. No decision is expected on the next long-term budget for 2021-2027, though, a topic more divisive than Brexit....

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament. Johnson returned overnight for what is expected to be a busy day...

World shares retreat after China reports economy weakened

Oct. 18, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World share prices retreated after China reported Friday that its economy grew 6.0%, its slowest pace in 26 years, in the latest quarter. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% lower to 7,177.44 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson worked to persuade lawmakers to accept a newly struck deal for the United...

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday.

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators. Johnson is gambling his political fortunes on being able to win a...

What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union have a Brexit deal — and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. That's a big if. This is not the first time the two sides have proclaimed an agreement — only for it to be shot down...

Global shares rally on tentative Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were boosted Thursday by news that Britain and the European have agreed on an outline Brexit deal after days of intense negotiations. Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rallied and Wall Street was positioned for gains when the market opens in New York. Although news of a...