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Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and...

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators. Johnson is gambling his political fortunes on being able to win a...

London commuters scuffle with climate activists

Oct. 17, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests in recent days by the Extinction Rebellion group, but...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week

Oct. 17, 2019 5:40 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week.

Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners

Oct. 17, 2019 2:03 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners.

Brexit talks inch closer to a deal ahead of summit

Oct. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at Thursday's EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint...

The Latest: Customs, VAT issues seen holding up Brexit deal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big issues to...

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

Oct. 16, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 votes the party has in Parliament if he is going to have any chance in getting any Brexit deal he negotiates with the European...

Evaristo says Booker win a landmark for black British women

Oct. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of color. This week the London-based writer shared the prestigious prize for English-language fiction with Margaret Atwood after the five-person panel of judges...

Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests

Oct. 15, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment. The Metropolitan Police had said Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents must leave the square by Monday evening. The force said it was a...