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UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A

Jan. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a...

The Latest: Brexit: EU official welcomes scrapping of fee

Jan. 21, 2019 11:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to scrap the 65 pound ($84) fee that the EU citizens living in Britain would have to pay to get settled...

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal

Jan. 21, 2019 10:44 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal .

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Jan. 20, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain's deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. A government minister, however, warned that failure to deliver on Brexit...

The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

Jan. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 8 p.m. The deputy leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says it has an obligation to join talks with Prime Minister Theresa May if she is ready to hold an "intelligent conversation" about Brexit. Tom Watson said...

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

Jan. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still won't meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party's...

Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode

Jan. 19, 2019 3:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain's democratic system is looking a bit shaky, too. In the Commons chamber, Prime...

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Jan. 18, 2019 12:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain's opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting with...

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

Jan. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to...