Brexit negotiations

BRUSSELS | EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be traveling to European Union headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, was told Tuesday on the eve of the talks that her most important demand is not even up for discussion. EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said “the EU27 will not reopen … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May says UK, EU have ‘shared determination’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 7:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she and other EU leaders have a “shared determination” to find a way to assuage U.K. lawmakers’ concerns about the Brexit agreement. May spent Tuesday traveling to The Hague, Berlin and Brussels after canceling … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May says UK, EU have ‘shared determination’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 5:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters for talks with Council President Donald Tusk, as part of a bid to win backing from EU leaders so she can sell her Brexit deal to the U.K. Parliament. … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

LONDON | UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was starting a frantic two-week race Monday to convince the British public, and a skeptical Parliament, to back the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union. May was gathering her Cabinet for a meeting hours after returning from Brussels with the divorce agreement approved by the … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

BRUSSELS | EU court throws out case seeking annulment of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS — A European Union court has thrown out a case seeking the annulment of the Brexit negotiations. One day after the EU and Britain rubber-stamped a withdrawal agreement and a text on a future relationship, the EU general court said Monday that 13 Britons living in other EU nations had no case is seeking … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU court throws out case seeking annulment of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Boris Johnson slams UK’s Brexit deal

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed the proposed Brexit deal and urged the Democratic Unionist Party not to abandon the Conservative Party. Johnson told the DUP conference in Belfast Saturday that the Northern Ireland party’s support is crucial to the government. … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Boris Johnson slams UK’s Brexit deal

SINGAPORE | Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

SINGAPORE— Global shares were mostly lower Thursday ahead of a Thanksgiving break, as investors focused on slow Brexit negotiations and discouraging data from the United States. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX index was 0.5 percent lower at 11,191.08 and the CAC 40 in France dipped 0.6 percent to 4,947.05. Britain’s FTSE 100 index lost … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says another referendum on Britain and the European Union is “an option for the future” — but not today. The Labour Party leader also panned British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit agreement with the EU, calling it a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’

LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:50 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is blaming the policies of the European Union for Britain’s exit from the bloc. “If the EU wasn’t what it is now, the United Kingdom would still have been a member of a structure that respects … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: French minister: Brexit advocates lied to voters

LONDON— The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:15 a.m. France’s finance minister is calling some British politicians “liars” who fooled voters into thinking leaving the EU would be easy and in their interests. As British Prime Minister Theresa May battles to save her Brexit plan amid domestic criticism, French Finance Minister Bruno … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: French minister: Brexit advocates lied to voters

LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: Draft deal decisive step

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 8:30 p.m. European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the draft deal accepted by Britain is a decisive step in the talks and is signaling that EU leaders can convene a summit soon to endorse it. Barnier told reporters Wednesday that “this accord represents a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: Draft deal decisive step

LONDON  | Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland’s peace accord

LONDON  — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace by pulling Catholic and Protestant communities apart. Varadkar said Saturday that “Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement” — the 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of violence in Northern Ireland. Varadkar also told Ireland’s RTE radio that the … Continue reading LONDON  | Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland’s peace accord

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May pleads for Cabinet unity amid Brexit logjam

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:20 p.m. One of Ford Motor Co.’s top executives in Europe says a hard Brexit would be a significant threat to the U.K. auto industry. Steven Armstrong, Ford’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says the company would do … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May pleads for Cabinet unity amid Brexit logjam

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Merkel rejects Brexit deal ‘at any price’

LUXEMBOURG — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants Britain’s departure from the European Union on March 29 to be orderly, “but not at any price.” Merkel said Monday she had been hopeful the EU and the British government would reach a Brexit agreement, but “at the … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Merkel rejects Brexit deal ‘at any price’

LONDON | The Latest: UK prime minister seeks to reassure EU citizens

LONDON  — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to reassure European Union citizens living in the U.K., saying they will retain their rights in case the country leaves the European Union without a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK prime minister seeks to reassure EU citizens

LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

LONDON— The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint was unworkable. European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French President … Continue reading LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

SALZBURG, Austria | US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

SALZBURG, Austria — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday appealed to the European Union to soften its stance in Brexit negotiations, saying that only her government has a workable plan to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland in the U.K. and EU member state Ireland. But despite May’s appeal at an EU summit … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

LONDON | May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don’t neagotiate

LONDON — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don’t negotiate. A bemused May turned him down. But the exchange was the latest example of the … Continue reading LONDON | May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don’t neagotiate

EU pressing UK to speed up Brexit negotiations

BRUSSELS /March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain Tuesday against undercutting EU rules and regulations that underpin anything from social protections to food security when it leaves the bloc. Michel Barnier said any attempt by Britain to gain a competitive edge through the use of what is termed “dumping” … Continue reading EU pressing UK to speed up Brexit negotiations

Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal

LONDON /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to resign Wednesday after an investigation concluded he made misleading statements about pornographic images found on a Parliament computer in his office in 2008. Damian Green, who was ousted as first secretary of state, maintains he did not … Continue reading Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal