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Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. Britain is due to...

Brexit negotiators set to work through the weekend

Oct. 12, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week's summit of EU leaders. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

Police arrest UK stabbing suspect on suspicion of terrorism

Oct. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man wielding a large knife who allegedly lunged at shoppers and chased unarmed police in a northwestern England mall was arrested Friday on suspicion of terrorism. Five people were hurt, three of whom needed hospital treatment for stab wounds, and the 41-year-old suspect was detained....

EU, UK extend talks, push harder to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Oct. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from Irish Prime...

The Latest: EU, Britain to intensify talks on a Brexit deal

Oct. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union says it has agreed with the United Kingdom to "intensify" Brexit negotiations in a belated attempt to reach a divorce deal ahead of Oct. 31, when Britain is scheduled to leave...

UK, Irish leaders see 'pathway' to elusive Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland said Thursday they had spotted a "pathway" to an elusive Brexit deal, keeping hopes of a breakthrough alive just three weeks before the U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish leader Leo Varadkar provided a...

UK looks set to avoid recession in the run-up to Brexit date

Oct. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British economy looks like it will avoid falling into recession in the run-up to the scheduled Brexit date after official figures showed that growth held up in the three months through August. Though the Office for National Statistics found that the British economy contracted by a monthly...

The Latest: UK, Irish leaders 'see a pathway' to Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The leaders of Britain and Ireland say they "could see a pathway to a possible deal" on Brexit after meeting to try to find common ground three weeks before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

Trump says accidents 'happen' in crash by diplomat's wife

Oct. 10, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he planned to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who quickly left the U.K. after she was allegedly involved in a fatal wrong-way crash — but stopped short of suggesting he would revoke her diplomatic immunity and return her to...

Trump to get involved in crash involving diplomat's wife

Oct. 9, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's planning to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who left the U.K. after becoming a suspect in a fatal wrong-way crash. Trump, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the day, told reporters at the...