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UK looks abroad to ease trucker shortage amid run on gas

Sep. 25, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn, Britain said Saturday it will issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. Prime Minister Boris...

Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout

Sep. 25, 2021 04:51 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When Hungary and Poland joined the European Union in 2004, after decades of Communist domination, their citizens thirsted for Western democratic standards and prosperity. Yet 17 years later, as the EU ramps up efforts to rein in democratic...

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

Sep. 22, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on imports of British lamb would be lifted. A day after President Joe Biden...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

Sep. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. ...

Marks & Spencer blames Brexit for store closures in France

Sep. 16, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British retailer Marks & Spencer said Thursday that it will close 11 of its stores in France, mainly in Paris, as a result of fresh and chilled food supply issues related to Britain's departure from the European Union. The group blamed Brexit...

UK's Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

Sep. 15, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a major government shakeup Wednesday, as he tried to move on from a series of political missteps and revive his promise to “level up” prosperity across the U.K. ...

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, citing pandemic impact

Sep. 14, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday it is delaying the start of post-Brexit border checks on food imports from the European Union, saying trade disruption from the coronavirus pandemic has already piled pressure on businesses. The delay means paperwork and checks...

Unionist leader says Brexit deal could sink N Ireland govt

Sep. 09, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party heightened post-Brexit political tensions on Thursday, saying the U.K.’s divorce deal with the European Union could collapse the Belfast government and trigger a new era of violence and instability. ...

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, seeks new talks with EU

Sep. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Monday it is postponing the start of post-Brexit border checks on goods going to Northern Ireland, as it seeks breathing space in its tense standoff with the European Union over trade rules. Brexit Minister David Frost said the government...

UK Brexit minister warns of 'cold mistrust' era with EU

Sep. 04, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister warned Saturday of a long-term chill in relations between the U.K. and the European Union if agreed-upon trading arrangements governing Northern Ireland are not resolved. David Frost said in a speech at the British-Irish...