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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...

Brexit breathes life back into Scottish independence push

Sep. 4, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — When Scotland voted in 2014 against independence, that seemed to settle the issue: The hauntingly rugged region where Britain's royal family spends its holidays at its vast Balmoral estate would remain with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a United Kingdom governed from...

The Latest: Brexit: UK minister tours Calais port

Aug. 30, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. France's customs minister says that crossing the English Channel from Calais will be more difficult should there be a no-deal Brexit, but assured travelers that "there won't be dozens of kilometers of traffic jams." Gerald Darmanin spoke after...

UK's Boris Johnson faces mounting challenges to his plans

Aug. 30, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for part of the run-up to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline faces mounting legal and political challenges ahead of a weekend of planned street protests. There are three ongoing court tests to Johnson's plan, which he says is...

Bolton's UK trade-deal promise leaves questions unanswered

Aug. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that getting a free trade deal with the United States would be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals once it leaves the European Union. Bolton said after...

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

Jul. 29, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by...