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In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Jan. 28, 2020 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply new high-speed network equipment, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence cooperation if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a major U.S. ally in Europe, and...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, visits the Department of Mathematics at King's Maths School, part of King's College London University, in London, Monday Jan. 27, 2020. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)

Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

Jan. 28, 2020 8:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. leaves the European Union. The Conservative government asked the Migration Advisory Committee to come up with...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, a supporter of Britain's departure from the European Union, at right, holds a placard up in front of supporters of remaining in the EU, including Stop Brexit Man, Steve Bray, with his foghorn, outside Parliament in London. After Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, Parliament became the focal point of opposition to Brexit, but after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a general election, Britain is finally due to leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit chaos ensued

Jan. 28, 2020 8:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, a pro EU protestor waves flags opposite the House of Parliament in London. _ Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain’s departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries feel the impending separation more strongly than most. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

'Confused and angry': Brexit unsettles EU citizens in the UK

Jan. 28, 2020 7:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain’s departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries are feeling the impending separation more strongly than most. Brexit is a huge economic and...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, left listens to Michel Barnier, the EU's Brexit negotiator, during a press conference, outside the Government Buildings in Dublin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.  Ireland’s prime minister has warned Britain that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the upper hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides. (Damien Eagers/PA via AP)

Irish leader says EU to have stronger hand in UK trade talks

Jan. 27, 2020 1:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides. Leo Varadkar said “we're only at halftime on Brexit,” as the...

FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016 file photo, Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Britain will finally leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

Jan. 27, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

German exports to Britain down amid Brexit uncertainty

Jan. 27, 2020 8:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German exports to Britain dropped by about 4% during the first 11 months of last year amid concerns about the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, a German trade body said Monday. The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce said exports to Britain fell by 3...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekley session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

Jan. 26, 2020 7:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower.” Johnson paired the announcement of the Global Talent route program with a pledge of 300...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, file photo, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, foreground, signs the EU's Lisbon Treaty in Lisbon, Portugal. Brown, who was more circumspect about the European Union than his immediate predecessor Tony Blair, turned up late for the signing of the treaty. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years of membership. ( AP Photo/Paulo Duarte/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

Jan. 26, 2020 12:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 file photo, scaffolding surrounds the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which holds the bell known as Big Ben, in London. The bell of Britain’s Parliament has been largely silent since 2017 while its iconic clock tower undergoes four years of repairs. Brexit-backing lawmakers are campaigning for it to strike at the moment Britain leaves the European Union -- 11 p.m. (2300GMT) on Jan. 31. Parliamentary officials say it is not worth the cost, which could come to 500,000 pounds ($650,000). The House of Commons Commission said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 that because the clock mechanism has been dismantled and the belfry is currently getting a new floor, arranging for the bell to ring “could result in huge costs to the public purse.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

Jan. 26, 2020 7:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground. As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on Friday, people are divided over how to mark a historic moment that some are relishing but others are...