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Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

Dec. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top diplomat indicated that negotiations were likely to drag on into next year. ...

Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer

Nov. 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ($3,380 and $8,000) though there are rumors of discounts. Often, the fee also includes a very short-term tent rental in the windy...

French fishermen block ports, Eurotunnel in spat with UK

Nov. 26, 2021 09:51 AM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — French fishing crews briefly blocked French ports, ferry traffic across the English Channel and the freight entrance to the Eurotunnel on Friday to disrupt the flow of goods to the U.K., in a protest over post-Brexit fishing licenses. It’s the...

France vows to keep battling in fishing dispute with UK

Nov. 21, 2021 10:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's minister of the sea vowed Sunday to “continue the fight” in the country's dispute with Britain over fishing rights. Minister Annick Girardin met with fishermen in northern France on Sunday. “We fight every day for these...

EU awaits counterproposals from UK in Brexit standoff

Nov. 19, 2021 10:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Another week of Brexit negotiations still left the European Union awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom on Friday to ease a standoff over how to deal with the country's departure from the bloc. Both sides are fighting over differences...

UK tones down threats in N Ireland trade spat with EU

Nov. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top Brexit official lowered the temperature in the U.K.’s trade feud with the European Union on Wednesday, saying he believes it is possible to reach agreement with the bloc. Chief U.K. negotiator David Frost said there were still “gaps”...

UK, EU keep talking but stay far apart in Brexit trade feud

Nov. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union inched away from a diplomatic cliff edge on Friday but remained miles apart in a post-Brexit spat that risks escalating into a cross-Channel trade war. Talks to resolve differences over Northern Ireland trade have dragged...

Indonesia, UK discuss future technology and cybersecurity

Nov. 11, 2021 04:45 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss met with Indonesian officials on Thursday and discussed closer cooperation in future technologies, cybersecurity and economic relations as part of British efforts to deepen ties to Southeast Asia after leaving the European Union....

Bus set on fire in Northern Ireland amid post Brexit tension

Nov. 08, 2021 05:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A bus has been hijacked and set on fire in Northern Ireland, amid discontent over the trade deal struck as part of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Four masked men boarded the double decker bus on Sunday on the outskirts of Belfast. The...

EU, UK divide widens on new NIreland, French fishing deal

Nov. 05, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Kingdom on Friday rejected European Union proposals to streamline the trade of goods in Northern Ireland as insufficient, further aggravating a standoff between both sides and bringing the prospect of a post-Brexit trade war closer. The U.K....