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Japan's Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

Apr. 25, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Japan and the European Union committed Thursday to fair and open trade and to respect rules-based international commerce in the face of what they see as increasing trade protectionism, particularly in the United States. At the talks in Brussels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, EU...

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

Apr. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership. Graham Brady, chairman of a powerful party rules committee, said Wednesday the body had decided not to change the rule that a party leader can...

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that she lacks the power to make that happen on her own. Scots voted against independence 55% to 45% in a...

UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

Apr. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it is willing to look abroad again to get the right person. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of...

AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism

Apr. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new, more efficient leadership to successfully counter a populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China....

All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

Apr. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

The Latest: Boris Johnson's sister running for pro-EU party

Apr. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The sister of leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson is running for the European Parliament for a British pro-EU party. Journalist Rachel Johnson is among candidates for Change U.K., a newly formed party...

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

Apr. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely." Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct....