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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...

Moment of truth: UK to submit 'final offer' for Brexit deal

Oct. 1, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After months of Brexit stalemate, Britain is finally about to play its hand, setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "final offer" for a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union. It's a crucial moment for the embattled leader, who is faced with a skeptical EU, a...

'Backstop' explained: Irish border issue halting Brexit deal

Oct. 1, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Much of the opposition to the Brexit deal negotiated by former Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union leaders is over the "backstop." The provision was designed to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Republic of...

Today in History

Oct. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2019. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58 people dead and...

UK's Johnson denies allegations of patronage, groping

Sep. 30, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead his country out of the European Union in just over a month — and, he hopes, move British politics...