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LONDON | UK prime minister vows no return to hard border with Ireland

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told business leaders in Northern Ireland on Tuesday that she is seeking changes to the U.K.’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, but not the total removal of the Irish border provision that is the most contentious part of the deal. Seeking to ease fears about the … Continue reading LONDON | UK prime minister vows no return to hard border with Ireland

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan 16, 2019—Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: MAY FACES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE Analysts expect the British prime minister to keep her job a day after Parliament resoundingly defeated her Brexit deal with the European Union. ‘I WILL NOT BE BULLIED’ William Barr, Trump’s nominee … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

LONDON | UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON  — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland, where having an abortion remains a criminal offense even as strict prohibitions are being repealed in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in … Continue reading LONDON | UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON | British PM accepts key amendments from hard-line Brexiteers

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put forward by Brexit hardliners who oppose her plan for a “common rule book” with the European Union after the country leaves the bloc. A Downing Street spokesman said the government would not fight the amendments because it sees them as consistent … Continue reading LONDON | British PM accepts key amendments from hard-line Brexiteers

LONDON | UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May says that President Donald Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union in the negotiations over Britain’s exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

NEW YORK | Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference

BRUSSELS | Trump back at NATO after rattling allies, condemning Germany

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump is attending a second day of NATO meetings as he continues to hammer member nations over their defense spending. Trump, in a series of tweets from Brussels, said that, “Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump back at NATO after rattling allies, condemning Germany

BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks

BRUSSELS— The Latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 8:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin could help reduce the risk of confrontation between Russia and the West. The U.S. and Russian presidents are due to meet Monday in Helsinki, after Trump attends a NATO summit in … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks

LONDON | The Latest: Second minister resigns UK govt over Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The British government says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, amid a widening split in the Cabinet over Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said May accepted the resignation on Monday and will announce a replacement soon. A leader of the campaign to take … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Second minister resigns UK govt over Brexit

LONDON | Service celebrates UK’s ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has joined more than 2,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain. The former troop ship Empire Windrush landed on June 22, 1948, carrying … Continue reading LONDON | Service celebrates UK’s ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: White House says Iran destabilizing Mideast

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on fallout from U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The White House is condemning Iran’s “reckless actions,” accusing the country of “exporting destabilizing influence throughout the Middle East.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has issued a statement citing actions in Syria and Saudi … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: White House says Iran destabilizing Mideast

UK’s May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia, as Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning of a former spy. Amid a heated war of words between London and Moscow, Russia’s ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, said his … Continue reading UK’s May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

EU official says UK seems delusional over post-Brexit ties

BRUSSELS /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A top European Union official says Britain’s view of its future ties with the EU after Brexit seems delusional. European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that “if the media reports are correct, I am afraid that the U.K. position today is based on pure illusion.” He spoke after an … Continue reading EU official says UK seems delusional over post-Brexit ties