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Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

Jun. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings from opponents that the move is illegal. Lawmakers voted 295 to 221 late Monday...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern...

EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

Jun. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's...

UK moves to rewrite Brexit rules; EU threatens legal action

Jun. 13, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Monday proposed new legislation that would unilaterally rewrite post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, despite opposition from some U.K. lawmakers and EU officials who say the move violates international law. The proposed bill seeks to...

Wreck of 17th-century royal warship found off UK coast

Jun. 10, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Explorers and historians are telling the world about the discovery of the wreck of a royal warship that sank in 1682 while carrying a future king of England, Ireland and Scotland. The HMS Gloucester, traveling from southern England to Scotland, ran aground while...

Irish leader sees no UK will to end Brexit trade standoff

Jun. 08, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government appears to have no political will to resolve its festering trade dispute with the European Union and risks endangering the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Wednesday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

Today in History: May 29, Reagan and Gorbachev meet

May. 29, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 29, the 149th day of 2022. There are 216 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their historic summit in...

Victims groups slam UK plan for amnesty over Troubles crimes

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Relatives of people killed during Northern Ireland’s decades of violence protested in London and Belfast on Tuesday, urging the government to drop plans to grant immunity to perpetrators of crimes committed during “the Troubles.” The British government says its...

N Ireland party leader pans Pelosi's warning on Brexit terms

May. 20, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest unionist party after saying Congress won’t approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the Irish island. The...

Johnson: UK will act on Northern Ireland rules if EU won't

May. 16, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday renewed British threats to break a Brexit agreement with the European Union, blaming it for a political crisis that's blocking the formation of a new government in Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be “a necessity to...