Brexit

A general view of the Parliament at night in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. With Britain's prime minister weakened by a major defeat in Parliament, defiant lawmakers were moving Wednesday to bar Boris Johnson from pursuing a "no-deal" departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 04, 2019 - 9:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's bid to leave the European Union (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to win sufficient parliamentary support for an early national election on Oct. 15. The vote was 298 in favor and 56 opposed, not enough to force the...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Britain's Parliament is facing a second straight day of political turmoil as lawmakers fought Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to deliver Brexit in less than two months, come what may. Johnson is threatening to dissolve the House of Commons and hold a national election that he hopes might produce a less fractious crop of legislators. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Britain's Parliament is facing a second straight day of political turmoil as lawmakers fought Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to deliver Brexit in less than two months, come what may. Johnson is threatening to dissolve the House of Commons and hold a national election that he hopes might produce a less fractious crop of legislators. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — As British lawmakers battle over Brexit, they are making decisions of historic importance. But their language is often punctuated with wisecracks, insults and taunts more suited to the schoolyard. During a testy House of Commons debate Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused...
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Incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 04, 2019 - 12:28 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Incoming European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde is defending the bank's record low rates and other stimulus measures as she prepares to take over with the economy facing trouble from trade wars and Brexit. During hearings in the European parliament, Lagarde said...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and New York Dow Jones index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country’s departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 04, 2019 - 6:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong stocks surged Wednesday as the government withdrew a proposed extradition law that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese territory. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index jumped 3.9% on news of plans for the withdrawal, which Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and New York Dow Jones index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country’s departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 04, 2019 - 12:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country's departure from the European Union. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the House of Commons in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, after MPs voted in favor of allowing a cross-party alliance to take control of the Commons agenda on Wednesday in a bid to block a no-deal Brexit on October 31. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to...
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Anti Brexit demonstrators gather and march at Parliament Square, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even without a withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 03, 2019 - 6:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. The leader of the opposition Labour Party says the party will only agree to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a new election once legislation removing the threat of a "no-deal" Brexit is in place. Jeremy Corbyn says he...
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An anti Brexit protester waves the flags of European Union and Britain during a rally outside Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than one million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 03, 2019 - 10:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The pound on Tuesday touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches, as international investors fret over a political showdown over Brexit this week. The British currency fell as low as $1...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Johnson says he doesn't want an election amid Brexit crisis and issued a rallying cry to lawmakers to back him in securing Brexit deal.(Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. Johnson decried parliamentary action set for Tuesday that is meant to delay Britain's departure from the European...
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