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The Latest: Merkel open to free trade agreement post-Brexit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:45 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she still sees a possibility for Britain to make "an orderly exit" from the European Union but Germany also is prepared for a disorderly Brexit. Merkel said a day after a telephone call with...

The Latest: UK leader will meet with EU's Juncker on Brexit

Sep. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. Johnson says...

UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Sep. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately...

Boris Johnson lost Parliament but he could win a UK election

Sep. 10, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost Parliament. But he could still win a general election if enough voters approve of his determination to make Britain's departure from the European Union a reality. The U.K. leader who took office in July failed spectacularly in his first encounter...

Britain's Brexit heartland seethes at delay and 'betrayal'

Sep. 9, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain's...

Promises of Brexit bonanza look fishy for seafood industry

Sep. 6, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

EYEMOUTH, Scotland (AP) — Netted in Scottish waters, claws snapping and tails flapping, langoustines as pink and fat as hotdog sausages are delicately packed by hand into boxes, each upright in its own individual compartment. The care and attention testifies to their high market-value for discerning...

Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

Sep. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat...

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

Sep. 3, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to 301...

The Latest: Queen approves request to suspend Parliament

Aug. 29, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Ireland's foreign minister says it's too late to renegotiate Britain's departure deal from the European Union. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday reiterated Ireland's opposition to the EU renegotiating the Brexit agreement approved by...

Island or European nation? Rival views of UK shape Brexit

Aug. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British history has become a Brexit battleground. British voters' decision three years ago to split from the European Union was fueled by a sense that the U.K. is fundamentally separate from its continental neighbors — a sceptered isle, rather than a European power. Brexit-backing...