Latest Brexit referendum News

The Latest: Merkel happy at Brexit deal approval

Oct. 17, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A visibly happy Angela Merkel told reporters in Brussels that achieving the deal had been "real hard work." The German chancellor called the agreement "a compromise for all sides" but noted that it contains key demands from the EU side,...

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators. Johnson is gambling his political fortunes on being able to win a...

UK, EU reach Brexit deal, with Parliament as next hurdle

Oct. 17, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and...

Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US stocks higher

Oct. 17, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also injected confidence into markets and prompted investors to move money into...

European leaders unanimously endorse Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification

Oct. 17, 2019 12:09 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders unanimously endorse Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification.

Markets Right Now: Earnings, Britain-Europe deal lift stocks

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A round of solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood. Companies including Netflix, CSX and Morgan Stanley rose Thursday...

What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union have a Brexit deal — and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. That's a big if. This is not the first time the two sides have proclaimed an agreement — only for it to be shot down...

Northern Ireland border communities anxious amid Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND BORDER (AP) — Eugene Reavey was tired and losing his voice, but the 72-year-old gathered with his neighbors on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on a cold October evening to express their fears about what Brexit could mean for them. Peace is personal...

European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the European Union.

Oct. 17, 2019 9:23 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the European Union.

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

Oct. 17, 2019 8:49 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."