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The Latest: Irish PM: EU solidarity let bloc extend Brexit

Mar. 22, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says some European Union leaders were against giving Britain a delay to Brexit, but agreed out of solidarity with others in the bloc. Varadkar says EU nations that lie farther from the U.K. "are kind of sick...

What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

Mar. 22, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer delay. Here's a look at what might happen next: DEAL...

Stocks fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Mar. 22, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Europe on Friday after surveys showed manufacturing in the region slowed in March and amid news that the European Union offered only a brief extension to the Brexit deadline. U.S. markets also appeared headed for a lower open. Britain's FTSE 100 led the decline,...

For EU, Brexit has trashed May's 'strong and stable' image

Mar. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May used to promise "strong and stable" government. Fellow EU leaders used to believe her. But then came almost three years of Brexit missteps and mayhem. For the EU, Britain's 2016 vote to leave was a shock; what has happened since has left the reputation of...

EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May

Mar. 22, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. May's mantra since the Brexit referendum...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 22, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEW ZEALANDERS OBSERVE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain. 2. SYRIA...

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...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...

UK firms step up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit as best they can over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday. With the prospect of a chaotic Brexit potentially eight days away, a survey by the central bank's agents showed that around...

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

Mar. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe on Thursday and headed for a lower open on Wall Street amid Brexit uncertainties and after the Federal Reserve promised not to raise interest rates this year. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.3 percent to 7,311, while the DAX in Germany lost 0.9 percent to...