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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...

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...

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...

Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms

Mar. 21, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects. Merkel's comments Thursday came amid tensions with France and Britain over Berlin's ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Paris and London say it...

The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

Mar. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the U.K. won't leave European Union with a deal next week and it's time for her country's lawmakers to decide what they want to...

EU's center-right EPP bloc suspends Hungary PM Orban's party

Mar. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The main center-right alliance in the European Union's parliament refrained from expelling Hungary's ruling party Wednesday, opting instead to suspend Fidesz following a long dispute over its values and policies. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sought to put on a brave face after his...

The Latest: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary's Fidesz

Mar. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between the European Parliament's center-right EPP alliance and its Hungary's Fidesz party (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party has been suspended from the...

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

Mar. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union. May was preparing Tuesday to ask the EU for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that she can't keep...

The Latest: Barnier: May must explain Brexit delay reasoning

Mar. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to EU leaders this week exactly why she wants an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond March 29. Michel Barnier said Tuesday...

Merkel: German government shouldn't intervene in bank talks

Mar. 19, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says the German government shouldn't get involved in exploratory talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank on a possible merger. Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and Commerzbank announced Sunday they would discuss a possible combination. Media have reported...