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The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12 p.m. The head of the European Parliament says the European Union will not make further concessions to Britain after the country’s attorney general failed to fundamentally alter his legal advice on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised deal. EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani said the … Continue reading The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The pound has slumped by more than 1 percent against the dollar after the British Attorney General‘s assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reinforced expectations that lawmakers will reject it. In a letter outlining his thoughts over May’s latest Brexit deal, Geoffrey Cox … Continue reading The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

UK prime minister set to put her EU divorce deal to the test

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced continued opposition to her European Union divorce deal Tuesday despite announcing what she described as “legally binding” changes in hopes of winning parliamentary support for the agreement. The House of Commons will vote later in the day after last-minute talks with the EU produced assurances the … Continue reading UK prime minister set to put her EU divorce deal to the test

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

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

The Latest: May: UK may never leave EU if her deal rejected

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (all times local): 1 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May is warning lawmakers that if they reject her Brexit divorce deal next week, Britain may never leave the European Union. British legislators are due to vote Tuesday on the agreement, which they have already … Continue reading The Latest: May: UK may never leave EU if her deal rejected

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

The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Brexit discussions

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The European Union says Brexit discussions with British officials “have been difficult” and that there has been no breakthrough ahead of a key vote in the UK parliament next week. The latest set of talks between EU negotiator … Continue reading The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Brexit discussions

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

Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

SUNAMGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) — The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria said his daughter’s citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return to the U.K. and be punished if it was determined she had committed a crime. Shamima Begum fled east London with … Continue reading Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

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

UK official welcomes olive branch from hard-line Brexiteers

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s international trade secretary is welcoming proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it will take for them to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union. Liam Fox told the BBC that proposals outlined by the European Research Group in the Sunday Times could be seen … Continue reading UK official welcomes olive branch from hard-line Brexiteers

Iran condemns Britain’s move to ban Lebanon’s Hezbollah

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry has strongly condemned the British government’s move to ban Lebanon’s Hezbollah calling it “irresponsible.” A Saturday report by the official IRNA news agency quoted Bahram Ghasemi, the ministry’s spokesman, as saying the “wrong move” will not serve stability and security in Lebanon and ignores the will of a … Continue reading Iran condemns Britain’s move to ban Lebanon’s Hezbollah

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

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

The Latest: UK’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

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’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution

(AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:25 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May remains convinced March 29 remains a realistic Brexit date, despite the EU urging Britain to delay its departure from the bloc to avoid a chaotic rupture. May said after meeting with several EU leaders at a summit in Egypt that … Continue reading The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution