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Grind, grind, grind: Brexit talks soldier on, summit looms

Oct. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain sought to keep their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit alive on Wednesday despite legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrating negotiators. Hopes were increasingly turning toward getting a broad political...

The Latest: Pound has wild ride on Brexit speculation

Oct. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The British pound has had a wild day, swinging sharply on conflicting reports about the Brexit discussions in Brussels. Hopes that a Brexit deal will be secured sent the currency surging, while anything that sounded cautious on that prospect...

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

Oct. 16, 2019 10:51 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...

EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

Oct. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials hoped to sketch out a Brexit deal with Britain within hours, but negotiations stretched into early Wednesday in the latest effort at producing an agreement in more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals. The bloc said it might be possible to strike a...

UK, Irish leaders see 'pathway' to elusive Brexit deal

Oct. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland said Thursday they had spotted a "pathway" to an elusive Brexit deal, keeping hopes of a breakthrough alive just three weeks before the U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish leader Leo Varadkar provided a...

EU sees hope in Brexit talks; Irish leader sees wide gaps

Oct. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite having only days to bridge wide divisions over Brexit, the European Union maintained a semblance of hope Wednesday that the acrimonious fight over Britain's departure from the bloc could somehow still be settled amicably. Across the European Parliament, voices resonated with...

What next as UK and EU seek last-minute Brexit deal

Oct. 7, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over three weeks, but still no one knows the terms of the divorce — or even whether the country will really meet that Oct. 31 deadline. With both the U.K. and the EU saying this is a make-or-break week in the long-running Brexit drama,...

History museum explores Germans’ view of Britain

Oct. 4, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BONN, Germany (AP) — As Brexit looms, one of Germany’s main history museums is examining Germans’ views of the British, complete with a countdown clock that may be reset if Britain’s departure from the European Union is delayed. The “Very British: A German Point of View”...

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...

Boris Johnson: UK is offering Brexit 'compromise' to EU

Oct. 2, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. In a letter to European...