Brexit

Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson gestures while delivering his speech during a Conservative leadership hustings at ExCel Centre in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The two contenders, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are competing for votes from party members, with the winner replacing Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister of Britain's ruling Conservative Party. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 17, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — The two men competing to be Britain's next leader have held their final televised event in front of Conservative Party members who will decide the winner. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, Britain's former and current foreign secretaries, spoke and answered questions Wednesday in front...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Chatham House in London, Wednesday July 17, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May says she worries about the increasing "absolutism" of world politics, in a message many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain's leader and President Donald Trump. (Henry Nicholls/Pool via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 11:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says she worries about the increasing "absolutism" of world politics, in a message many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain's leader and President Donald Trump. May, who leaves office in a week, criticized the "politics of division" and said "some...
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Germany's Ursula von der Leyen delivers her speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday July 16, 2019. Ursula von der Leyen outlined her vision and plans as Commission President. The vote, held by secret paper ballot, will take place later today. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 16, 2019 - 3:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on Commission President (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Ursula von der Leyen, the candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU executive, says she would grant another extension to the Brexit deadline if Britain needed it to assure an...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo, Entrepreneur Gina Miller answers a journalist's question at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. An anti-Brexit campaigner who won a major legal case against the British government says she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the country out of the European Union without a deal. Businesswoman Gina Miller says Sunday, July 14, 2019 she has instructed lawyers in anticipation of Boris Johnson winning a Conservative Party leadership contest later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
July 14, 2019 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal. Businesswoman Gina Miller said she instructed her lawyers to serve...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for her weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 12, 2019 - 6:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Outgoing British Prime Minster Theresa May has leveled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the country's top post. May told the Daily Mail in an interview published Friday that the job of...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and the Virgin Group, smiles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Branson has warned that a no-deal Brexit will force the company to invest less in Britain because of pressures on the pound. Branson has told the BBC on Thursday, July 11, 2019 that if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal, it will force his company to shift investment because its costs are in dollars. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
July 11, 2019 - 10:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has warned that the pound's value would fall to that of the dollar if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — a stark prediction that will fuel worries about the economic pressures facing the country. Traders see the possibility of a 'no...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's former Prime Minister John Major arrives to attend a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Peter Carrington at Westminster Abbey in London. Major has threatened to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a departure from the European Union without a deal, it was reported on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 10, 2019 - 6:53 am
LONDON (AP) — A former British prime minister threatened Wednesday to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a U.K. departure from the European Union without a deal. John Major told the BBC it would be unacceptable and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 file photo, Jeremy Corbyn leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party gives the thumbs up after voting in the European Elections in London. In a significant shift, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday July 9, 2019, that Britain’s next prime minister should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that the country's soon-to-be chosen new leader should hold a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc, as the two contenders for the job prepared to face a grilling in a TV debate over their...
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In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Leaked diplomatic cables published Sunday, July 7,2 019, in a British newspaper reveal that Britain's ambassador to the United States described President Donald Trump's administration as "clumsy and inept" while grappling with international problems. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
July 09, 2019 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out for a second day at Britain's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool," after a leak of emails critical of the American administration. The series of tweets came hours after Prime Minister Theresa...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wears a "Free Nazanin" badge as he speaks during Prime Minister's Questions session at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday June 26, 2019. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian dual citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran for over three years. (House of Commons TV / PA via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 7:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 12:10 p.m. In a significant shift, Britain's main opposition Labour Party says the government should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. Leader Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will...
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