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The Latest: Farage urges rejection of Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 p.m. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has urged the U.K. Parliament to reject the new tentative deal reached between the British government and the European Union. Farage said Thursday the deal is "just not Brexit" and would bind Britain to the EU...

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip. The Rock's about 34,000 residents didn't want to leave the European Union — in the 2016...

London commuters scuffle with climate activists

Oct. 17, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests in recent days by the Extinction Rebellion group, but...

EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons

Oct. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons.

UK, EU reach outline Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Oct. 17, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations — though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments. Hours before a summit of all 28 EU national...

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party says it remains opposed to outline Brexit deal struck between UK and EU

Oct. 17, 2019 5:57 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party says it remains opposed to outline Brexit deal struck between UK and EU.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week

Oct. 17, 2019 5:40 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week.

EU's Juncker: EU, UK reach outline Brexit deal; still needs ratification of EU, UK parliaments

Oct. 17, 2019 5:38 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU's Juncker: EU, UK reach outline Brexit deal; still needs ratification of EU, UK parliaments.

UK Labour lawmaker leaves party, says Corbyn unfit to serve

Oct. 17, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A longtime U.K. Labour legislator has left the opposition party and warned that leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to become prime minister. Louise Ellman said Thursday she is leaving the party after 55 years because of Corbyn's failure to confront mounting anti-Semitism in its ranks. The...

Global shares mixed on caution over Brexit, China-US trade

Oct. 17, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as investors waited to see if Britain and the European Union will be able to reach an agreement on the UK's departure from the bloc. Talks were still underway as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 EU counterparts were converging on Brussels for a...