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F|ILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the British Union flag, right, and the EU flag, seen inside the atrium at the Europa building in Brussels. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)

Researchers say UK faces a Brexit brain drain to the EU

Aug. 4, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of Britons moving to European Union countries soared after the Brexit vote in 2016, according to a U.K.-German study released Tuesday — an exodus comparable to those caused by major social or economic crises. An analysis of official statistics by the Oxford in Berlin...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Jo Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson named 36 new members of to Parliament’s unelected House of Lords on Friday July 31, 2020, lawmaker Jo Johnson was on the list. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)

UK's Johnson names brother and Brexiteers to House of Lords

Jul. 31, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson named 36 new members to Parliament’s unelected House of Lords on Friday, including his brother, several prominent Brexit supporters and a Russian-born newspaper owner whose father was a KGB agent. The list of new peers also includes Brexit-backing...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to local people at the Canal Side Heritage Centre in Beeston near Nottingham, England. Johnson is looking for a spokesperson with broadcasting experience— and a thick skin — to become the government’s face at televised media briefings. The government placed a job ad Wednesday, July 29 on the governing Conservative Party’s website seeking applicants with news judgment, the ability to remain calm under pressure and “excellent risk management and crisis communications skills.” (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)

UK's Boris Johnson seeks tough spokesperson for TV briefings

Jul. 29, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking for a spokesperson with broadcasting experience— and a thick skin — to become the government’s face at televised media briefings. The government placed a job ad Wednesday on the governing Conservative Party’s website...

El jefe del grupo de trabajo de la Comisión Europea para las Relaciones con el Reino Unido, Michel Barnier, escucha el himno de la UE después de dar un discurso a profesores y estudiantes universitarios en el Parlamento Europeo en Bruselas, el miércoles 26 de febrero de 2020. En su discurso, Barnier explicó los desafíos que enfrenta la Unión Europea mientras trata de cerrar un acuerdo comercial con el Reino Unido antes de fin de año. (Foto AP/Francisco Seco)

EU negotiator cites 'objective risk' of no post-Brexit deal

Jul. 23, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators failed to agree on underlying principles in the latest round of talks on post-Brexit trade between the bloc and its one-time member, again raising concerns about far-reaching economic damage if no deal is reached by the end of the year. In comments...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in front of a Russian National flag in Sevastopol, Crimea.  An influential committee of British lawmakers plans to publish its findings Tuesday July 21, 2020, reporting on Russian interference in British politics, amid criticism the government delayed its release for more than six months to shield Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party from embarrassment. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)

UK looks to new laws on spies after critical intel report

Jul. 22, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government faced heated questions on national security Wednesday after a damning intelligence committee report on Russian meddling in the nation’s politics concluded the U.K. should examine allegations of interference in the European Union referendum. The fallout from the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in front of a Russian National flag in Sevastopol, Crimea.  An influential committee of British lawmakers plans to publish its findings Tuesday July 21, 2020, reporting on Russian interference in British politics, amid criticism the government delayed its release for more than six months to shield Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party from embarrassment. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)

Report: UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling

Jul. 21, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited report on Russian meddling in British politics criticized the U.K. government for failing to investigate whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with the document’s authors describing the lack of curiosity about this threat to democracy as a major...

UK report: Hard to prove claims Russia tried to influence 2016 Brexit referendum, but Britain ‘slow’ to recognize threat

Jul. 21, 2020 5:47 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK report: Hard to prove claims Russia tried to influence 2016 Brexit referendum, but Britain ‘slow’ to recognize threat.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 7, 2020, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street, in London. Raab on Monday July 6, 2020, announced targeted economic sanctions against individuals and organizations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to punish human-rights offenders.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, FILE)

UK accuses 'Russian actors' of meddling in 2019 election

Jul. 16, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government accused “Russian actors” Thursday of seeking to interfere in the U.K.'s last general election, and a powerful committee of lawmakers confirmed it would publish within days a long-awaited report into previous allegations of interference from Moscow. British...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, talks with paramedic Cindy Fu during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan 1 EU break

Jul. 13, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape — but also an exciting “new start” — when the U.K. leaves the European Union's economic embrace in less than six months. The government unveiled details of new...

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, speaks with the British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost during Brexit trade talks between the EU and the UK, at EU headquarters in Brussels. EU and U.K. negotiators have yet to find a way to overcome

EU says 'significant divergences' remain in Brexit talks

Jul. 9, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU and U.K. negotiators have yet to find a way to overcome “significant divergences" in their attempt to seal a post-Brexit compromise, the European Union's chief negotiator said on Thursday. Following Britain's departure from the EU's political institutions on Jan. 31, the two...