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Johnson says he will resist any Brexit delay beyond Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal and ordered the government to ask the EU for more time....

The Latest: France says no benefit in Brexit decision delay

Oct. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:25 p.m. France's presidential Elysee Palace says there's nothing to be gained by prolonging a decision on the Brexit accord. The Elysee says that "a supplementary delay is in the interest of no one." The remarks came after British lawmakers voted to...

Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again

Oct. 19, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A sea of protesters was across the street from Parliament when word arrived that lawmakers in the House of Commons had forced another delay in Britain's protracted Brexit battle. Parliament Square, awash in European Union flags, erupted in cheers. "Fantastic news," said Paul Craddy, who had...

What's next after key Brexit vote is delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Parliament had been expected to vote yes or no Saturday to a new Brexit divorce deal, but instead Britain faces more wrangling and more delays. The latest delay was caused by a vote to withhold approval of the Brexit plan until the legislation needed to implement it has been enacted by...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019 9:57 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Oct. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the...

Climate protester in Boris Johnson garb scales Big Ben tower

Oct. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A climate-change protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben clocktower at Britain's Parliament. The man in blond wig, suit jacket and tie scaled the tower, which is covered in scaffolding for repairs, and unfurled banners reading "No pride on a dead planet" and...

EU leaders censure Turkey over military action against Kurds

Oct. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders issued a strong condemnation Friday of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, urging Ankara to immediately stop what French President Emmanuel Macron called "madness." At the conclusion of a two-day meeting in Brussels that largely focused...

Yes or No? Vital vote on Brexit plan set for Saturday in UK

Oct. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament is set to vote Saturday on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal with the European Union, a decisive moment in the prolonged bid to end the Brexit stalemate. Various scenarios may be put in motion by the vote. IF THE DEAL IS APPROVED IN PARLIAMENT A "yes" vote would...