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UK Parliament case opens at Supreme Court as Brexit nears

Sep. 17, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court began a hearing Tuesday to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union, in a case that pits the powers of elected lawmakers against those of the executive. Johnson...

The Latest: European Parliament group: No Brexit progress

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The leader of the European Parliament's biggest party group says no progress is being made in Brexit talks, around six weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union. The president of the...

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit battle is heading to the country's top court. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Sep. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of a news...

The Latest: Johnson says he can see 'shape' of a Brexit deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "there is a good chance" of a Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson says "I can see the shape" of an agreement,...

Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Sep. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31...

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Sep. 15, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' brain" by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media...

Ex-PM David Cameron 'sorry' for creating Brexit divisions

Sep. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation's prolonged political crisis, says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks...

London Fashion Week: Extravaganza kicks off with gala shows

Sep. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Styles fans in high heels, skinny jeans and dragon-themed jackets have descended on London with Friday's start of Fashion Week. The opening of London Fashion Week was marked by protests — fashion doesn't pay enough attention to climate change, the activists said — and warnings...

The Latest: UK leader will meet with EU's Juncker on Brexit

Sep. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. Johnson says...