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Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. Britain is due to...

Brexit negotiators set to work through the weekend

Oct. 12, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week's summit of EU leaders. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

EU, UK extend talks, push harder to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Oct. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from Irish Prime...

The Latest: EU, Britain to intensify talks on a Brexit deal

Oct. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union says it has agreed with the United Kingdom to "intensify" Brexit negotiations in a belated attempt to reach a divorce deal ahead of Oct. 31, when Britain is scheduled to leave...

EU and UK agree to "intensify discussions over the coming days" to find a Brexit deal

Oct. 11, 2019 8:27 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU and UK agree to "intensify discussions over the coming days" to find a Brexit deal .

UK, Irish leaders see 'pathway' to elusive Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland said Thursday they had spotted a "pathway" to an elusive Brexit deal, keeping hopes of a breakthrough alive just three weeks before the U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish leader Leo Varadkar provided a...

UK looks set to avoid recession in the run-up to Brexit date

Oct. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British economy looks like it will avoid falling into recession in the run-up to the scheduled Brexit date after official figures showed that growth held up in the three months through August. Though the Office for National Statistics found that the British economy contracted by a monthly...

The Latest: UK, Irish leaders 'see a pathway' to Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The leaders of Britain and Ireland say they "could see a pathway to a possible deal" on Brexit after meeting to try to find common ground three weeks before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

Leaders of Britain and Ireland say they can see "a pathway to a possible deal" on Brexit, talks to continue

Oct. 10, 2019 10:18 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Leaders of Britain and Ireland say they can see "a pathway to a possible deal" on Brexit, talks to continue.

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit part of brutality trend

Oct. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's council of national leaders says Brexit results from confrontational politics with "the ability to deal brutally with opponents, competitors, misfits or strangers." During a speech in Athens on Wednesday,...