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The Latest: Merkel likens Brexit talks to 'squaring circle'

Oct. 15, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:10 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likening the effort to break the Brexit deadlock to "squaring the circle," but is vowing to work until the last moment to secure an orderly British withdrawal from the European Union. Merkel pointed to...

EU's Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week

Oct. 15, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that a Brexit divorce deal is possible this week but that the British government's proposals so far are not sufficient to seal an agreement. The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said ahead of a meeting of EU ministers that the main challenge now is to...

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week

Oct. 15, 2019 2:32 AM EDT
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week.

3 EU nations say Brexit talks likely to go beyond summit

Oct. 14, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week's crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a...

The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was "too early to say if it is...

Royal Pomp: UK tradition on display for Parliament opening

Oct. 14, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may have Britain's political system in turmoil, but the State Opening of Parliament Monday provided a return to reassuring rituals dating back centuries. The new parliamentary session was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, in the magnificent...

A crunch Brexit week looms with drama in London and Brussels

Oct. 14, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama. Get ready for nail-biting diplomacy and high-stakes politics — with a dash of regal pomp thrown in for good measure. With Britain due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 and talks about...

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...

Brexit negotiators set to work through the weekend

Oct. 12, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week's summit of EU leaders. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

EU, UK extend talks, push harder to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Oct. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from Irish Prime...