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UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday on the sidelines of a G-7 summit, as post-Brexit turbulence strains relations between Britain and the EU. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 11, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

JUNE 4-JUNE 10, 2021 From the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden in the U.K. for the G-7 summit to the partial eclipse of the sun in London, traffic queues in Lagos to passengers preparing to depart on a cruise ship in Venice, this photo gallery highlights some of the...

Leaders head to COVID-themed G7 summit with vaccine pledges

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Group of Seven leaders began arriving at a luxury seaside resort in England on Thursday for a Group of Seven summit where some of the world's richest nations will pledge to share coronavirus vaccines with the poorest, as part of efforts to help a pandemic-scarred...

Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting

Jun. 10, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Striking a warm tone, President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used their first meeting Thursday to highlight a commitment to strengthening their nations' historic ties while setting aside, at least publicly, their political and personal...

EU vows a firm response as Brexit tensions rise anew

Jun. 10, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials vowed Thursday to use all measures available to ensure that the United Kingdom respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the bloc as tensions rise over trade involving Northern Ireland. “It is paramount to implement...

EU warns of retaliation as post-Brexit talks with U.K. stall

Jun. 09, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that Britain could face retaliatory tariffs or other sanctions after talks failed to resolve an increasingly heated dispute over implementation of their post-Brexit trade deal in Northern Ireland. Maros...

UK urges EU to show 'common sense' in post-Brexit talks

Jun. 08, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s chief negotiator called on the European Union to show “pragmatism and common sense,” instead of threatening to retaliate, as the two sides meet to resolve differences over the deal that was supposed to keep trade flowing after Brexit. ...

Paul Givan, 39, set to be Northern Ireland's new leader

Jun. 08, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 39-year-old lawmaker is set to become Northern Ireland's youngest first minister, following an internal party revolt that led to the ousting of the leader who played a major role during the Brexit dramas of the past few years. Paul Givan, who has a...

Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies

Jun. 08, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When U.S. President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week, he will find his hosts welcoming but wary. His predecessor Donald Trump may be gone, but he leaves a long shadow. Biden’s first foreign trip as president starts Wednesday and includes a gathering...

Switzerland ends talks toward sweeping new accords with EU

May. 26, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government on Wednesday pulled out of years-long negotiations with the European Union on a comprehensive package of bilateral accords, after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the cross-border movement of jobseekers and other key issues. ...