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Global stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Brexit vote

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors awaited a vote by British lawmakers on a plan to leave the European Union. In early trading, Germany’s DAX rose 0.5 percent to 11,596.37 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,288.02. London’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,103.90. On Wall … Continue reading Global stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Brexit vote

The Latest: EU chief says new Brexit deal is ‘best possible’

LONDON (AP)— The Latest on talks about Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker says both the EU and the British government are fully behind revisions intended to break the political deadlock over a proposed deal on Brexit. Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said late Monday … Continue reading The Latest: EU chief says new Brexit deal is ‘best possible’

UK leader holds last-ditch Brexit talks with EU before vote

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to win last-minute changes from the European Union to her Brexit deal Monday, a day before a crucial vote in Britain’s Parliament that could derail the country’s withdrawal from the EU — and cost May her job. May flew by Royal Air Force jet to Strasbourg, France, … Continue reading UK leader holds last-ditch Brexit talks with EU before vote

Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

LONDON (AP) — A challenge against British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport through the construction of a third runway has begun in one of the country’s highest courts. A coalition of local councils, environmentalists and London residents claim the government has failed to properly address the impact on air quality, climate change, noise and … Continue reading Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

UK prime minister fights to save Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling Monday to stave off a new defeat for her European Union divorce deal, with talks deadlocked a day before Parliament is scheduled to vote on the plan. The House of Commons is due to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a deal it resoundingly rejected … Continue reading UK prime minister fights to save Brexit deal

Brexit backers to UK prime minister: Don’t delay

LONDON (AP) — Two prominent Brexit backers are warning Prime Minister Theresa May not to seek a delay to Britain’s scheduled March 29 departure from the European Union if her withdrawal deal is rejected Tuesday. Conservative Party lawmaker Steve Baker and Democratic Unionist deputy leader Nigel Dodds wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that prolonging the … Continue reading Brexit backers to UK prime minister: Don’t delay

UK leader warns Brexit may never happen unless deal approved

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May tried to pressure U.K. lawmakers Friday to support her Brexit deal, warning that Britain may never leave the European Union if they vote down the agreement next week. Battling to stave off a second defeat for the unpopular deal, May also implored the EU to help her make … Continue reading UK leader warns Brexit may never happen unless deal approved

UK insists Brexit talks will continue despite EU pessimism

LONDON (AP) — Brexit negotiations between Britain with the European Union will continue through the weekend, the country’s chief law officer said Thursday as the U.K. scrambled to secure changes to the divorce deal before a vote in Parliament next week. With Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc a little more than three weeks away, … Continue reading UK insists Brexit talks will continue despite EU pessimism

World shares mixed as Brexit uncertainties deepen

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets mostly turned lower on Wednesday on concerns for global growth and after another round of talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union proved inconclusive. Germany‘s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 11,594 while the CAC40 in France declined 0.1 percent, to 5,290 after the OECD, a watchdog, slashed its … Continue reading World shares mixed as Brexit uncertainties deepen

EU says talks with UK ‘difficult’ as Brexit impasse drags on

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that “difficult” talks with Britain have failed to break the Brexit deadlock, as the U.K. chief law officer claimed the two sides were holding “robust” discussions on new British proposals. As Britain lurches toward an EU exit due in just over three weeks, EU Commission spokesman Margaritis … Continue reading EU says talks with UK ‘difficult’ as Brexit impasse drags on

Teen deaths stir knife crime debate in UK, which limits guns

LONDON (AP) — Jodie Chesney was a keen Explorer Scout. Yousef Makki wanted to be a surgeon. The two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death on the same weekend in different parts of England, plunging friends and families into grief and igniting an intense political debate about why so many young people in Britain are being killed — … Continue reading Teen deaths stir knife crime debate in UK, which limits guns

Seeking Brexit support, UK’s May woos opposition lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — British opposition politicians are accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of trying to bribe them into voting for her Brexit deal. The government on Monday announced a 1.6 billion-pound ($2.1 billion) package of funding over several years to help regenerate run-down communities. Many are in areas of England represented by the opposition Labour … Continue reading Seeking Brexit support, UK’s May woos opposition lawmakers

Eurotunnel withdraws suit after $43 million Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government agreed Friday to pay 33 million pounds ($43 million) to settle a lawsuit that claimed it improperly awarded contracts to run extra ferry services in the event that Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. Eurotunnel filed the suit after the government announced three contracts … Continue reading Eurotunnel withdraws suit after $43 million Brexit deal

The Latest: Eurotunnel withdraws lawsuit against UK

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 11 a.m. Eurotunnel has withdrawn its lawsuit against the British government over a claim of being unfairly excluded from bidding for contracts being offered to run ferry services after the country leaves the European Union. In an agreement worth 33 … Continue reading The Latest: Eurotunnel withdraws lawsuit against UK

The Latest: UK Parliament votes to hold May to Brexit vow

LONDON | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News)— The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Britain’s Parliament has underscored Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise to give lawmakers a vote on whether to delay Brexit rather than leave the European Union at the end of March without a divorce deal. The House of … Continue reading The Latest: UK Parliament votes to hold May to Brexit vow

The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

LONDON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 1:35 p.m. EU negotiator Michel Barnier is holding out the possibility that Britain can still exit the European Union in an orderly fashion. Barnier said in an interview on Wednesday with FranceInfo radio that “I think we can save this … Continue reading The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

Business chief says delaying Brexit is an option for sanity

LONDON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, while the head of a major business organization said May’s grudging decision to allow lawmakers to vote to delay Brexit provides an “option on sanity.” May bowed to pressure from within her own … Continue reading Business chief says delaying Brexit is an option for sanity

UK leader under pressure to take no-deal off table

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May was battling to defeat a revolt from members of her own government on Tuesday as lawmakers try to prevent her from taking Britain out of the European Union a month from now without a divorce deal. Three junior government ministers wrote in the Daily Mail that they would … Continue reading UK leader under pressure to take no-deal off table

World shares fall back as rally from US tariffs delay fades

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined Tuesday, backtracking from Monday’s rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.9 percent in early trading to 7,121.64 after Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly … Continue reading World shares fall back as rally from US tariffs delay fades

The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country’s European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it could not secure … Continue reading The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but when … Continue reading Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

(AP) — After nearly two years of bitter and divisive talks on the departure of Britain from the European Union, it has come to this — the sides cannot even agree on a divorce date anymore. European Union leader Donald Tusk said that with any agreement far from being clinched and businesses fearing a chaotic … Continue reading EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc. May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran releases French woman detained for nearly 4 months

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is saying that the country has released a French businesswoman detained for nearly four months. The Sunday report quotes the spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, Bahram Ghasemi, as saying Iran has released Nelly Erin-Cambervelle, a 59-year-old businesswoman from Martinique, who was in jail for entering … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran releases French woman detained for nearly 4 months

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that she is delaying a vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament, saying it should now take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | May delays Brexit vote, risking further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday delayed a vote on her Brexit deal in the Parliament, saying it should take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to further sow discord … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | May delays Brexit vote, risking further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | EU chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of a potentially pivotal week for her plans to lead her country out of the European Union. Pouring cold water on hopes for European concessions on departure terms for Britain at their … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | EU chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt

BRUSSELS | UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government acknowledged Thursday that trade deals with major countries such as Japan and Turkey will not be in place by the planned Brexit day of March 29, while the European Union’s chief said he remains downbeat about Britain avoiding a chaotic departure from the bloc. Britain’s international trade secretary, Liam … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

BRUSSELS | EU’s Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month. Juncker told an European Union conference on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit “will have terrible economic and social consequences both … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU’s Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

London: Business leader survey shows a third thinking of leaving UK

LONDON (AP) — A survey of some 1,200 British company directors suggests nearly a third may shift operations abroad because of Britain’s pending departure from the European Union. The survey by the Institute of Directors showed Friday that while headlines have focused on big companies, less notice has been given to smaller businesses and their … Continue reading London: Business leader survey shows a third thinking of leaving UK