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EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Apr. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where...

N Ireland sees 3rd night of unrest amid post-Brexit tensions

Apr. 05, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police and politicians in Northern Ireland appealed for calm on Monday after a third night of violence that saw Protestant youths start fires and pelt officers with bricks and gasoline bombs. The flareups come amid rising tensions over post-Brexit trade...

Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute

Mar. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hangover from Trump-era tariff disputes could become even more painful for American whiskey distillers unless their entanglement in a trans-Atlantic trade fight is resolved soon. Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey were left out of recent...

EU says it is taking legal action against the United Kingdom over the way it is implementing the Brexit divorce deal

Mar. 18, 2021 11:55 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU says it is taking legal action against the United Kingdom over the way it is implementing the Brexit divorce deal.

Johnson looks east to Asia as focus of post-Brexit strategy

Mar. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday the U.K. will prioritize diplomatic engagement with Asian countries in the coming decade, as he unveiled a major shift in the country's foreign policy and defense priorities after Brexit. Setting out a...

EU takes legal action vs UK over Brexit deal delays

Mar. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

The divorce between the U.K. and the EU is turning nastier by the day. The European Union said Monday it is starting legal action against the United Kingdom, arguing the former member does not respect the conditions of the Brexit withdrawal agreement and is violating...

EU-UK relations take a new dip over 'vaccine ban' comments

Mar. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union and the United Kingdom went head-to-head in an angry exchange over vaccine exports as relations between the bloc and its former member took another diplomatic dip on Wednesday. After the British government summoned the...

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

Mar. 04, 2021 13:03 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that Britain's “unilateral action" on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal action as post-Brexit tensions continue to escalate between the two sides. Commission vice-president Maroš...

Loyalists pull support for NI peace deal over Brexit rules

Mar. 04, 2021 09:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Outlawed Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they are temporarily withdrawing their support for the historic 1998 peace accord because of the disruption caused by new post-Brexit trade rules. The groups say they are not planning a return...