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EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough

Apr. 16, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union and British officials failed to get a breakthrough at talks on Northern Ireland trade rules and said Friday that contact would continue over the coming weeks. The dinner meeting late Thursday between European Commission Vice President...

EU Parliament committee backs Brexit trade deal

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Parliament committees overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain Thursday, pushing it onward to the full legislature for a final vote expected later this month. The EU and the United...

EU, UK set meeting over Northern Ireland trade rules

Apr. 14, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The vice president of the European Union's executive arm and the United Kingdom's Brexit minister will hold talks Thursday in Brussels to discuss Northern Ireland trade rules, the EU said Wednesday. The meeting between European Commission Vice President...

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Apr. 13, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to — and participated in — many of the...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Apr. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where...

N Ireland sees 3rd night of unrest amid post-Brexit tensions

Apr. 05, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police and politicians in Northern Ireland appealed for calm on Monday after a third night of violence that saw Protestant youths start fires and pelt officers with bricks and gasoline bombs. The flareups come amid rising tensions over post-Brexit trade...

Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute

Mar. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hangover from Trump-era tariff disputes could become even more painful for American whiskey distillers unless their entanglement in a trans-Atlantic trade fight is resolved soon. Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey were left out of recent...

EU says it is taking legal action against the United Kingdom over the way it is implementing the Brexit divorce deal

Mar. 18, 2021 11:55 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU says it is taking legal action against the United Kingdom over the way it is implementing the Brexit divorce deal.

Johnson looks east to Asia as focus of post-Brexit strategy

Mar. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday the U.K. will prioritize diplomatic engagement with Asian countries in the coming decade, as he unveiled a major shift in the country's foreign policy and defense priorities after Brexit. Setting out a...