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UK Labour opposition party vows to reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. One official said May's government was offering the...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible,...

Markets Right Now: Dow inches to another all-time high

Sep. 21, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crept up to another all-time high. Losses Friday for technology companies and retailers, two of the market's hottest sectors this year,...

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

Sep. 21, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit compromise still possible

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 6:30 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says he remains convinced that a Brexit compromise that is "good for all, is still possible." His comments come a day after a clear lack...

British prime minister says Brexit negotiations 'at an impasse'

Sep. 21, 2018 9:09 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British prime minister says Brexit negotiations 'at an impasse'

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain's departure from...

The Latest: May says hers is only serious plan on table

Sep. 20, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks at the European Union summit (all times local): 4 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her Brexit plan is the "only serious and credible" proposal on the table, minutes after EU chief Donald Tusk said May's plan will not work. May says her...

Britain appeals for EU Brexit compromise over Irish border

Sep. 19, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday appealed to the European Union to soften its stance in Brexit negotiations, saying that only her government has a workable plan to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland in the U.K. and EU member state Ireland. But despite...

Inquest hears attacker near UK Parliament had violent past

Sep. 19, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An inquest into the death of five people in an extremist attack last year on the British parliament has heard that the attacker had a history of violence and heavy drinking and had told his children he planned to die fighting for God. Khalid Masood killed four people on Westminster Bridge in...