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UK inflation holds steady in March amid Brexit uncertainty

Apr. 17, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain unexpectedly held steady in March, with economists suggesting that Brexit uncertainty prompted retailers to keep prices lower than would otherwise have been the case. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up...

German government halves 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

Apr. 17, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...

UK's Theresa May seeks respite from Brexit walking in Wales

Apr. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales — but there is no pause for political rivals hoping to take over her job. The prime minister's Downing Street office said Monday that May and her husband, Philip, started a short...

UK found to be hottest investment destination despite Brexit

Apr. 15, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may be causing all sorts of uncertainty in Britain but it doesn't seem to be putting off foreign investors. In a survey on corporate deal-making published Monday, consulting and accounting firm EY says Britain is the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the...

Shame, sadness in UK as Brexit reveals Parliament's flaws

Apr. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As a symbol of the woes of Britain's Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began gushing into the House of Commons chamber. The image perfectly illustrates Parliament's problem as it tries to solve...

UK's anti-EU Brexit Party launches EU election campaign

Apr. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage on Friday launched a campaign for an election that may never take place to an institution he routinely insults — the contest for U.K. seats in the European Parliament. Britain was supposed to have left the European Union before the European...

Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

Apr. 12, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elly Wright can't sleep through the night. The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by her basement window as they brought Jews to a nearby camp in her homeland. The flashbacks have been triggered by Britain's...

UK's May says politicians have duty to complete Brexit

Apr. 11, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Granted a Brexit reprieve by the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers Thursday to pause, reflect on the need for compromise — and then fulfill their "national duty" to approve a divorce deal and take Britain out of the EU. But there is little sign the...

The Latest: Germany says delay aims to avoid no-deal Brexit

Apr. 11, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the delay granted to Britain on leaving the trade bloc should be used to determine how to avoid a no-deal Brexit but should not be taken as a sign that the EU would...

What Next? EU gives UK an extension but impasse remains

Apr. 11, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Following the decision early Thursday by the European Union to delay the U.K.'s departure for a second time, not much is clear about Brexit bar the certainty that the divisions in British society and in Parliament will remain. The so-called "flextension" until Oct. 31 given to Britain to...