Brexit

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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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump gestures upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 08, 2019 - 4:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to cut off contact with Britain's ambassador to the United States after leaked diplomatic cables revealed the envoy called the Trump administration "dysfunctional" and "inept." The U.S. leader tweeted about Ambassador Kim Darroch a day after a...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
July 03, 2019 - 7:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy appears to be showing signs of falling into recession as uncertainty over Brexit combines with a less benign global backdrop. A closely watched survey of business activity in the U.K. showed Wednesday that the economy contracted in June at its steepest rate since...
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Belgium's Guy Verhofstadt, center, and other anti-Brexit parliament members pose during the new European Parliament first session in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday July 2, 2019. EU voters turned out in numbers not seen in two decades for European Parliament elections in May, showing a renewed interest in the bloc's future after years marked by battles over Brexit and the continent's migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 02, 2019 - 6:50 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament's new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests. Some lawmakers refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started playing the EU's...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Matt Dunham, Frank Augstein)
July 01, 2019 - 8:33 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond has warned the two contenders to become the next prime minister that their expensive spending promises will be impossible to deliver if Britain leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. Hammond said Monday that unless there is an orderly...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
June 26, 2019 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package to shore up the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal. In testimony to lawmakers on Wednesday, Governor Mark Carney said the...
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Britain's Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson gestures during the first party hustings at the ICC in Birmingham, England, Saturday June 22, 2019. The two finalists in the race to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party and become the country’s new prime minister made their first formal pitches to party members Saturday. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
June 22, 2019 - 11:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The two finalists in the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party — and become the country's new prime minister — made their first formal pitches to party members Saturday. Ex-foreign secretary and former London mayor Boris Johnson, the runaway favorite of Tory lawmakers,...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
June 21, 2019 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of the Bank of England on Friday dismissed suggestions from Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, that tariffs on trade with the European Union can be avoided even if the country leaves the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. Johnson, who is...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, it is announced Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Alastair Grant, Alastair Grant)
June 21, 2019 - 5:03 am
LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...
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