Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, welcomes newly designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
August 01, 2019 - 7:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has told Britain's new Europe adviser that it isn't prepared to renegotiate the Brexit agreement, three months before the country is due to leave the 28-nation bloc. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said adviser David Frost held "introductory meetings...
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August 01, 2019 - 5:02 am
LONDON (AP) — London-based Barclays bank says second-quarter earnings fell 19% as income stagnated and it set aside more money to cover bad loans. Net income dropped to 1.03 billion pounds ($1.25 billion) from 1.28 billion in the same period last year. Income was largely flat at 5.54 billion pounds...
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Ireland's DUP party leader Arlene Foster, centre, talks to the media with DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, centre left, and Emma Little-Pengelly, centre right, following a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Stormont House in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday July 31, 2019. Northern Ireland, as part of the UK, has an invisible land border with the Republic of Ireland in Europe, which is a main stumbling block to a Brexit deal, and Johnson depends on Northern Irish political parties for his working majority in parliament. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge of restoring the collapsed Belfast government and finding a solution for the Irish border after Brexit. Since he took office...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson inspects a chicken during his visit to rally support for his farming plans post-Brexit, at Shervington Farm, in St Brides Wentlooge near Newport, south Wales, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Adrian Dennis/Pool Photo via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 12:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Wales on Tuesday on a national tour to reassure voters that his push to leave the European Union "come what may" won't hurt the economy and rip apart the U.K. The move failed to persuade currency markets, where the pound slid to a new 28-...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 30, 2019 - 8:35 am
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets were down sharply Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump published a series of tweets that cast doubt on any hopes of an imminent easing in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Apple earnings later could help change the sentiment. As a U.S. delegation...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, right, shakes hands with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, outside Bute House, ahead of their meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday July 29, 2019. Johnson made his first official visit as British prime minister to Scotland, pledging to boost "the ties that bind our United Kingdom" amid opposition from Scottish leaders to his insistence on pulling Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at West Midlands Police Learning and Development Centre, Birmingham, England, Friday, July 26, 2019. Johnson is making a plethora of promises that go well beyond Brexit: boosting police numbers, increasing school spending, improving internet speeds, even building electric planes. Johnson has not given details of where the money would come from to pay for these plans, though he has threatened to withhold a payment of 39 billion pounds ($49 billion) as part of a Brexit divorce bill that May agreed to if there is no deal. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 1:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — With Britain's departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he's not rushing off to Brussels. The U.K. leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. Instead, he was in central England on Friday, talking...
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Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, holds his first Cabinet meeting, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid and Secretary for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd, right, at Downing Street in London, Thursday July 25, 2019. Johnson held his first Cabinet meeting Thursday as prime minister, pledging to break the Brexit impasse that brought down predecessor Theresa May.(Aaron Chown/Pool via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 9:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's car industry urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to avoid leaving the European Union without a deal, warning it would present an "existential threat" to the sector. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders wrote the newly installed leader to underscore the...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson issues a statement to the House of Commons, in London, Thursday July 25, 2019. Johnson has called on the European Union to "rethink" its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson said Britain would throw himself into efforts to make sure Britain leaves the EU on time on Oct. 31. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 11:01 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a collision course with both the bloc and his own lawmakers over his vow to leave the EU by Oct. 31. Addressing a rowdy session of...
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Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative party HQ in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit-hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country’s next prime minister in a little over 24 hours. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 8:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Dominic Raab has been named Britain's foreign secretary, the country's top diplomat and one of the most senior roles in government. Raab was appointed as new Prime Minister Boris...
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