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UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third time to...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...

The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on its twice-rejected Brexit deal unless it is substantially changed. John Bercow says parliamentary...

UK Commons Speaker says government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on rejected Brexit deal unless it is altered

Mar. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Commons Speaker says government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on rejected Brexit deal unless it is altered.

US Sen. Murphy to travel to UK, Ireland to talk Brexit

Mar. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is scheduled to travel overseas to talk with officials in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland about how Brexit will affect relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. The Connecticut Democrat is set to leave on a trip for London, Belfast and...

May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay

Mar. 17, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take part in May's European Parliament election — almost three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc....

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

Mar. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of...

The Latest: Portugal launches new tourism bid for Britons

Mar. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Portugal is telling British visitors that regardless of Brexit, they are welcome to continue enjoying the country's sunny beaches, golf courses and wine cellars. A new official tourism campaign declares: "Brelcome, Portugal will...

The Latest: St Patrick's parade mixes celebration, worries

Mar. 16, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is a mix of celebration and a new troublesome topic hovering over the marchers: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's...

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

Mar. 16, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — With Britain's departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying. But they aren't giving up without a fight — or at least, a long walk. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage...