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Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Sep. 23, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he...

EU's Juncker: Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit

Sep. 22, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union will insist that border controls be put up along the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal and the British government will be responsible for that, a top EU official said. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, told Sky News in an interview...

At least they're talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Sep. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators agreed Friday to press on with talks in search of an elusive Brexit deal, as Ireland's deputy leader warned that the two sides remain far apart despite an improvement in the "mood music." After weeks spent demanding that Britain provide concrete...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Sep. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of a news...

The Latest: Johnson says he can see 'shape' of a Brexit deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "there is a good chance" of a Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson says "I can see the shape" of an agreement,...

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...

The Latest: EU official: No new Brexit proposals from UK

Sep. 12, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:20 p.m. European Parliament President David Sassoli says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has made no new proposals that would unblock Brexit talks and that talking about removing the so-called backstop from the divorce agreement is...

The Latest: UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...

Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government's plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the...

Irish border riddle still confounds the Brexit experts

Sep. 9, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In announcing Monday that he hopes to break the Brexit deadlock by next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to solve in a matter of weeks a puzzle that has troubled European and British specialists for more than two years. Before negotiations on Britain's departure from the...