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Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. Britain is due to...

Rampant Belgium becomes 1st team to qualify for Euro 2020

Oct. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship. Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the continent-wide tournament, too. Belgium — the world's top-ranked soccer nation — became the first team to qualify...

The Latest: UK, Irish leaders 'see a pathway' to Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The leaders of Britain and Ireland say they "could see a pathway to a possible deal" on Brexit after meeting to try to find common ground three weeks before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

Irish border residents worry about future if no-deal Brexit

Oct. 9, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

GREENORE, Ireland (AP) — The small ferry moves gently across the calm waters of Carlingford Lough, connecting the picturesque hamlet of Greencastle in Northern Ireland with the village of Greenore, a mile and a half away in the Republic of Ireland. It began sailing a little more than two years ago, saving...

UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides 'blame game'

Oct. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs Tuesday as the U.K. said a Brexit deal might be impossible, while insisting it was still working for one with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said EU...

EU demands UK face Brexit 'realism;' Johnson scrambles

Oct. 7, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union appeared to be poles apart Monday on a potential Brexit deal, with the Dutch government urging the British government to offer "more realism and clarity," and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting that the bloc must soften its stance. Last week the British...

More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

Oct. 4, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding Brexit is still in limbo and early hopes of an amicable split have turned into the reality of a bitter, battling divorce. Britain is scheduled to leave on Oct. 31, but much is still...

UK Brexit plans stir talk of Irish unity among activists

Oct. 4, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

DUNDALK, Ireland (AP) — Irish republicans are expressing renewed hopes of reunifying their island in the wake of the U.K.’s recent Brexit proposals, seeing that as a solution to the problems that Britain’s departure from the European Union is bringing. What to do about the border between the...

The Latest: EU’s Tusk “unconvinced” about UK Brexit proposal

Oct. 3, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and British politics (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to build a coalition at home to back his new Brexit approach even as key European leaders say the measures he just proposed fall far short of the concessions needed to forge a...

Winds from ex-hurricane Lorenzo roar toward Ireland, UK

Oct. 3, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British forecasters say remnants of former Hurricane Lorenzo are bringing very high wind gusts and possible travel disruptions to parts of Britain and Ireland. Now named Storm Lorenzo, its wet and windy weather was to hit Ireland and Britain on Thursday night and early Friday, according to...