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EU leaders turn focus to climate, budget issues

Oct. 18, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again on Friday to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc's budget and climate change. No decision is expected on the next long-term budget for 2021-2027, though, a topic more divisive than Brexit....

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament. Johnson returned overnight for what is expected to be a busy day...

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators. Johnson is gambling his political fortunes on being able to win a...

What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union have a Brexit deal — and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. That's a big if. This is not the first time the two sides have proclaimed an agreement — only for it to be shot down...

Northern Ireland border communities anxious amid Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND BORDER (AP) — Eugene Reavey was tired and losing his voice, but the 72-year-old gathered with his neighbors on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on a cold October evening to express their fears about what Brexit could mean for them. Peace is personal...

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

Oct. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 votes the party has in Parliament if he is going to have any chance in getting any Brexit deal he negotiates with the European...

Brexit talks inch closer to a deal ahead of summit

Oct. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at Thursday's EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint...

The Latest: Customs, VAT issues seen holding up Brexit deal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big issues to...