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As British voters cool on Brexit, UK softens tone towards EU

Nov. 20, 2022 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Sunday denied a report that it is seeking a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union that would remove many of the economic barriers erected by Brexit — even as it tries to improve ties with the bloc after years of acrimony. ...

Albania: Wrong for Britain to blame Tirana on migrants

Nov. 15, 2022 12:40 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Tuesday that Britain is carrying out a “calculated attack” on his country by blaming it for the increased number of migrants crossing the English Channel. Edi Rama said that the new U.K. Cabinet was scapegoating Albanians...

Rishi Sunak seeks thawed relations at UK-Ireland summit

Nov. 10, 2022 14:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak aimed to repair frayed relations with Britain’s European Union neighbors — and with highly skeptical leaders in Scotland and Wales — when he attended a summit of leaders from across the U.K. and Ireland on Thursday. It was the first...

UK delays N Ireland election call to buy time for talks

Nov. 09, 2022 11:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday delayed calling a fresh election in Northern Ireland, hoping to buy time to break an impasse over post-Brexit trade rules that put the administration there on ice. Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said he was giving...

UK delays Northern Ireland vote to restore power-sharing

Nov. 04, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland elections aimed at restoring the region’s power-sharing government have been delayed until January amid concerns about holding them during the holiday season, the U.K. government said Friday. Efforts to end a stalemate over post-Brexit trade rules...