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The Latest: Brexit talks between EU and UK set to resume

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:25 p.m. London’s deputy mayor says Britain should stop the clock on its exit from the European Union, then hold a second referendum about any deal negotiated with Brussels. Rajesh Agrawal, London’s business czar, told The Associated Press that with … Continue reading The Latest: Brexit talks between EU and UK set to resume

PARIS | French minister: Britain must hurry up and decide on Brexit

PARIS (AP) — France’s Europe minister is urging Britain to “hurry up” and decide whether it’s leaving the European Union with or without a deal. Nathalie Loiseau said on RTL radio Friday that “it’s time for our British friends to decide whether they want to leave amicably or brutally.” She said the EU worked hard … Continue reading PARIS | French minister: Britain must hurry up and decide on Brexit

LONDON | UK’s May to tell lawmakers to hold their nerve before Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge lawmakers to “hold their nerve” as she struggles to finalize a divorce agreement with the European Union. May will update the House of Commons on Tuesday on the state of the negotiations, a day earlier than planned to give lawmakers more time to … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May to tell lawmakers to hold their nerve before Brexit

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May vows to deliver Brexit on time

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that she will deliver Britain’s departure from the EU on time following another session of talks with EU leaders. Despite fundamental differences over whether the draft withdrawal agreement May negotiated with the EU should be changed … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May vows to deliver Brexit on time

FRANKFURT, Germany | European Central Bank holds firm despite weaker growth

FRANKFURT, Germany—Jan 24, 2019— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi on Thursday issued a darker outlook for the region’s economy and said the bank is ready to use all its monetary levers in case the slowdown takes a turn for the worse. Draghi said after Thursday’s policy meeting that risks to the 19 countries that … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | European Central Bank holds firm despite weaker growth

LONDON | The Latest: Merkel wants ‘well-ordered’ Brexit

LONDON—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working for a “well-ordered” Brexit as confusion reigns over how Britain is to leave the European Union on March 29. Addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum, she said everyone involved in … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Merkel wants ‘well-ordered’ Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: Germany open to UK request for delay on Brexit

LONDON —Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working for a “well-ordered” Brexit as confusion reigns over how Britain is to leave the European Union on March 29. Addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum, she said everyone involved … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Germany open to UK request for delay on Brexit

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Chinese economy ‘certain’ to cool in 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 22, 2019— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top financial regulator in China says it’s “certain” that the Chinese economy will slow further this year — but that’s largely due to a “much-needed” cooling of the real estate market. Speaking at the World … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Chinese economy ‘certain’ to cool in 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Retraining workers could help US government

DAVOS, Switzerland— Jan 22, 2019—The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top financial regulator in China says it’s “certain” that the Chinese economy will slow further this year — but that’s largely due to a “much-needed” cooling of the real estate market. Speaking at the World … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Retraining workers could help US government

DAVOS, Switzerland | Brazil’s nationalist leader to address Davos globalist crowd

DAVOS, Switzerland —Jan 22, 2019—Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders. The nationalist leader is attending an event that has long represented business’s interest in increasing ties across borders. But globalism is in retreat as populist … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | Brazil’s nationalist leader to address Davos globalist crowd

LONDON | British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal

LONDON — Jan 21, 2019— British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal . By Associated Press

LONDON | The Latest: UK to scrap application fee for EU citizens

LONDON — Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is scrapping a fee it was due to charge European Union citizens applying to settle permanently in the U.K. after Brexit. After Britain leaves the EU, citizens of the bloc will … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK to scrap application fee for EU citizens

LONDON | The Latest: Poland suggests time limit on Irish backstop

LONDON —Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2 p.m. Poland’s foreign minister has suggested the Brexit impasse could be broken by setting a five-year time limit on an Irish border guarantee in the agreement. Jacek Czaputowicz said in comments published Monday that the solution would be less … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Poland suggests time limit on Irish backstop

LONDON | The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

LONDON—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to persuade EU leaders to substantially … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

LONDON | The Latest: French premier checks on Brexit readiness

LONDON— Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s spokesman says the German leader has discussed Brexit by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May but isn’t giving details. Spokesman Steffen Seibert said the two leaders spoke on Thursday. Officials stressed Friday there has been no change in Berlin’s … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: French premier checks on Brexit readiness

LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader calls May’s offer of talks a stunt

LONDON— Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Britain’s main opposition leader says Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer of cross-party talks on a new Brexit deal is a “stunt” because she will not rule out leaving the European Union without an agreement. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to meet … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader calls May’s offer of talks a stunt

LONDON | The Latest: France launches plan for no-deal Brexit

LONDON—Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10 a.m. France’s government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Thursday that the government will start … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: France launches plan for no-deal Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: French government holds special Brexit meeting

LONDON—Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:10 a.m. France’s prime minister is a holding a special government meeting on how his country will cope with a possible “no-deal” Brexit. The French parliament adopted a law Wednesday allowing emergency measures after March 30 in the event Britain leaves without a deal. Such measures … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: French government holds special Brexit meeting

LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May looks to rivals for Brexit’s Plan B

LONDON—January 16, 2019— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting leaders of opposition parties about Brexit and called for politicians to “put self-interest aside” and find a consensus on Britain’s path out of the European Union. May spoke outside her 10 Downing St. residence … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May looks to rivals for Brexit’s Plan B

SINGAPORE | World stocks rise but Britain slips on Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE—Jan 16, 2019—World stock markets mostly rose on Wednesday, but fell in Britain, as investors reacted to the parliamentary defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX rose less than 0.1 percent to 10,892 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.3 percent to 4,797. Britain’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks rise but Britain slips on Brexit limbo

STRASBOURG, France | EU Brexit negotiator fears disorderly Brexit more than ever

STRASBOURG, France  —Jan 16, 2019—European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the bloc is stepping up preparations for a chaotic no-deal departure of Britain from the bloc after the rejection of the draft withdrawal deal in London left the EU “fearing more than ever that there is a risk” of a cliff-edge departure. Barnier regretted … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | EU Brexit negotiator fears disorderly Brexit more than ever

LONDON | The Latest: EU leader puts Brexit at top of calendar

LONDON— Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The president of the European Union’s executive arm is returning to Brussels to deal with Brexit issues as they might develop after British lawmakers vote on the EU’s departure agreement with the government. An EU official, who asked … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU leader puts Brexit at top of calendar

LONDON | The Latest: Lawmakers to get chance to amend Brexit deal

LONDON—Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. British lawmakers will consider four proposed amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal before they vote on the agreement itself. As Tuesday’s debate kicked off, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow announced which amendments he had … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Lawmakers to get chance to amend Brexit deal

LONDON | The Latest: May says Brexit won’t see workers’ rights cut

LONDON  — Jan 14, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support for her European Union divorce deal by promising that her government won’t try to water down environmental standards and workers’ rights after Brexit. The commitment is an attempt to gain backing from … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May says Brexit won’t see workers’ rights cut

LONDON | The Latest: EU sends UK warm words but no new Brexit offer

LONDON — Jan 14, 2019— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The British government has published a letter from European Union leaders that it hopes will ease U.K. lawmakers’ worries over the Brexit agreement between Britain and the bloc. The letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from European Council President Donald Tusk … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU sends UK warm words but no new Brexit offer

AMSTERDAM | EU Medicines Agency starts shift to Amsterdam before Brexit

AMSTERDAM — Jan 09, 2019—The European Union‘s Medicines Agency has started shifting its work from London to Amsterdam in a concrete consequence of Britain’s looming departure from the bloc. European Medicines Agency Executive Director Guido Rasi was given a pair of Dutch wooden shoes Wednesday as he officially opened his organization’s temporary offices. Construction of … Continue reading AMSTERDAM | EU Medicines Agency starts shift to Amsterdam before Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: Prime Minister’s thoughts with stabbing victims

LONDON — The Latest on the stabbing of three people in Manchester (all times local): 12:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is thinking of the victims of a New Year’s Eve attack at a rail station in Manchester. She tweeted Tuesday that “My thoughts are with those who were injured in the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Prime Minister’s thoughts with stabbing victims

LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

LONDON — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:25 p.m. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament. Juncker says that the British “still need to say what they … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit