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The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

UK official says EU playing games over Brexit

Mar. 9, 2019 1:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With tensions escalating, Britain's House of Commons leader said Saturday that European Union officials need to take seriously British proposals for ending the Brexit impasse before a crucial vote in Parliament. Andrea Leadsom said EU leaders are wrongly accusing Britain of failing to put...

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

Feb. 12, 2019 10:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers Tuesday to hold their nerve and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union, heightening concerns that Brexit uncertainty will continue right up to the edge of the U.K.'s departure on March 29. With...

EU chief ponders 'special place in hell' for some Brexiteers

Feb. 6, 2019 10:59 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe Wednesday at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what "special place in hell" might be reserved for those who had no idea how to deliver the country's exit from the European Union. With less than two months to go until Britain...

Foreign Secretary: Brexit may have to be delayed

Jan. 31, 2019 7:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A key member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government acknowledged Thursday that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on a divorce deal drag on. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that while it is difficult to know whether negotiations will...

Queen urges common ground in remarks seen as Brexit nod

Jan. 25, 2019 1:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has urged people to seek "common ground," in remarks widely interpreted as a veiled criticism of the toxic debate surrounding Britain's departure from the European Union. While the monarch didn't mention Brexit and is barred from commenting on political issues, the Times of...