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Global stocks dip, pound drops ahead of Brexit vote

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks turned lower Tuesday and the British pound dropped as expectations grew that British lawmakers would reject a plan to leave the European Union. In midday trading, France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,254 while Germany’s DAX lost its gains to trade flat at 11,518. London’s FTSE 100 was also … Continue reading Global stocks dip, pound drops ahead of Brexit vote

LONDON | The Latest: EU proposes no-deal Brexit fishing rules

LONDON—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 12 noon The European Union is offering Britain an option to continue fishing in EU waters for the rest of the year in case of a no-deal Brexit, if Britain grants the same rights to EU fishermen. The EU wants to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU proposes no-deal Brexit fishing rules

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: Spain and UK mutually guarantee voting rights

LONDON— Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The governments of Spain and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement to safeguard voting rights in local elections for their citizens residing in the other country regardless of the way Brexit unfolds. Britain’s Brexit minister, Robin Walker, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Spain and UK mutually guarantee voting rights

LONDON | May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

LONDON—Jan 20, 2019— As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain’s deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it’s unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. A government minister, however, warned that failure to deliver on Brexit would betray voters and unleash a … Continue reading LONDON | May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

LONDON | Minister says UK faces ‘political tsunami’ if Brexit halted

LONDON—Jan 20, 2019—Britain’s trade minister says the country will face a “political tsunami” if the government does not deliver on voters’ decision to leave the European Union. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that “failure to deliver Brexit would produce a yawning gap between Parliament and the people, a schism in … Continue reading LONDON | Minister says UK faces ‘political tsunami’ if Brexit halted

LONDON | The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 8 p.m. The deputy leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party says it has an obligation to join talks with Prime Minister Theresa May if she is ready to hold an “intelligent conversation” about Brexit. Tom Watson said Saturday the party … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON —Jan 19, 2019— Britain’s opposition Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain’s departure from the European Union but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party’s Brexit spokesman, used a speech Saturday … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON | The Latest: UK reassures Romania about post-Brexit rights

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Romania’s foreign ministry says Britain has offered reassurances that the half a million Romanian citizens in the U.K. can continue living there regardless of the outcome of Brexit. The ministry said Saturday European Affairs Minister George Ciamba spoke to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK reassures Romania about post-Brexit rights

LONDON | The Latest: Austria suggests more time for Brexit possible

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal Brexit would be bad for everyone. Kurz is … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Austria suggests more time for Brexit possible

LONDON | May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

LONDON—Jan 18, 2019—Talks to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appear deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting politicians from several parties in a bid to find a way forward after her European Union divorce deal was rejected by Parliament this week. But … Continue reading LONDON | May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

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: UK markets calm after May’s crushing defeat

LONDON — Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:15 a.m. U.K. financial markets have taken the overwhelming defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal in stride. The pound was up 0.1 percent at $1.2869 in early morning trading, while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.1 percent … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK markets calm after May’s crushing defeat

SINGAPORE | Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

SINGAPORE  —Jan 15, 2019— Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world’s second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. KEEPING … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan 15, 2019—Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: BIG DAY FOR BREXIT’S SURVIVAL British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May‘s deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat. ‘NEVER EVER BACK DOWN’ … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

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 | UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic

LONDON — Jan 13, 2019—Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has pleaded with lawmakers to accept her deal for leaving the European Union, warning that faith in democracy was at stake. Writing in the Sunday Express ahead of a critical vote this week, May urged lawmakers to “do what is right for the country,” because she … Continue reading LONDON | UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic

BUCHAREST, Romania | EU official Juncker calls for extra push before Brexit vote

BUCHAREST, Romania —Jan 11, 2019—A top European Union official said Friday that the bloc wants to help Britain’s prime minister avoid a no-deal departure from the EU, but insisted there can’t be any renegotiation of the Brexit divorce deal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s struggles to get the … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | EU official Juncker calls for extra push before Brexit vote

SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as US-China talks end with no quick fixes

SINGAPORE — Jan 10, 2019—World markets retreated on Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX dipped 0.6 percent to 10,827.31 and France’s CAC 40 was 1 percent lower at 4,766.42. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent to 6,872.92. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as US-China talks end with no quick fixes

LONDON | Showdown looms as UK lawmakers clash over May’s Brexit deal

LONDON—Jan 09, 2019—Britain’s government and its lawmakers clashed Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved Brexit deal back to Parliament, a month after postponing a vote on the agreement to stave off near-certain defeat. The House of Commons opened five days of debate on an agreement with the European Union setting out the … Continue reading LONDON | Showdown looms as UK lawmakers clash over May’s Brexit deal

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Austrians in UK allowed to have dual citizenship

BRUSSELS —January 08, 2019—  The Latest on Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Austria’s foreign minister says her country would allow Austrians in Britain the possibility of keeping their existing nationality alongside British citizenship if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal. Austria only allows dual citizenship in very … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Austrians in UK allowed to have dual citizenship

LONDON | Manchester stabbings: UK police raid house, quiz suspect

LONDON —Jan 01, 2019— Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the “terror-related” stabbings of three people at a train station on New Year’s Eve. The attack Monday night by a knife-wielding man yelling Islamic slogans brought terrorism back to Manchester after a 19-month … Continue reading LONDON | Manchester stabbings: UK police raid house, quiz suspect

LONDON | UK police: New Year’s Eve stabbing of 3 treated as terrorism

LONDON — Police in the English city of Manchester said Tuesday they are treating the New Year‘s Eve stabbing of three people as a terrorist incident. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said two people suffered “very serious” injuries in the attack and remain in the hospital receiving treatment. A police sergeant who was stabbed … Continue reading LONDON | UK police: New Year’s Eve stabbing of 3 treated as terrorism

LONDON | London police chief warns of Brexit costs, safety threats

LONDON— London’s police chief has suggested that Brexit will be costly and could have a damaging effect on public safety. Cressida Dick told the BBC on Thursday that leaving the European Union would be more challenging if there’s no deal in place between Britain and the bloc. She said that U.K. police will have to … Continue reading LONDON | London police chief warns of Brexit costs, safety threats

LONDON | UK’s top cop warns of Brexit costs, threats to public safety

LONDON — The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has suggested that Britain’s departure from the European Union will be costly and could have a damaging effect on public safety. Cressida Dick told the BBC on Thursday that the adjustment to leaving the EU would be more challenging if there’s no deal in place between Britain … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s top cop warns of Brexit costs, threats to public safety

LONDON  | UK lawmakers head off on break with Brexit decision looming

LONDON  — British lawmakers were heading off for a holiday break Thursday with visions of Brexit dancing in their heads — and a big decision to make. Parliament was breaking up for a 17-day Christmas recess, with no decision on whether to approve the government’s divorce deal with the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May … Continue reading LONDON  | UK lawmakers head off on break with Brexit decision looming

LONDON | The Latest: Bank of England: Brexit worries weigh on growth

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Bank of England has warned that uncertainties related to Brexit have “intensified” over the past few weeks and are weighing on U.K. economic growth. As the bank kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 percent, its … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Bank of England: Brexit worries weigh on growth

LONDON | The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Defense Secretary says around 3,500 troops will be on standby in support of the government to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Gavin Williamson says that while the military hasn’t had a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal Brexit

LONDON | UK Cabinet to consider ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations

LONDON — The British Cabinet is expected to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain’s departure from the European Union without a deal. The discussions Tuesday are expected to center on how 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) in government funding to absorb the potential economic chaos is to be allocated. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire told the … Continue reading LONDON | UK Cabinet to consider ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations