Brexit referendum

Police arrive at the International Lounge section of Britain's ruling Conservative Party Conference after an incident when a lawmaker is believed to have been detained by police, in Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019. The incident triggered a temporary lockdown of the area. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 7:59 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit plans (all times local): 3:35 p.m. British Prime Minster Boris Johnson is learning that while Brexit is contentious there's more than one kind of hot potato. The U.K. leader was walking swiftly between meetings at the Conservative...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Tuesday, with markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai closed for a national day holiday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 01, 2019 - 4:06 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World markets were mixed on Tuesday after a global agency cut its forecasts for trade and as investors monitor developments in Britain's exit from the European Union. After Asia largely closed higher, the FTSE 100 in Britain was down 0.3% at 7,385. The CAC 40 in Paris was 0.2% lower...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson listens to Sajid Javid, Chancellor of the Exchequer, as he delivers his speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 30, 2019 - 8:25 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. Johnson sought to energize Conservative...
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A European Union flag is flown near Britain's Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed that Britain will leave the European Union on the scheduled date of Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal governing future relations with the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 30, 2019 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition parties have met to plan how to be block a "no-deal" Brexit from taking place against Parliament's will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is "completely united about stopping no-deal." The parties, including the Labour Party and...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a visit to North Manchester General Hospital before the Conservative Conference, in Manchester, England, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged calm as tempers flare in the debate over Britain's departure from the European Union, even though tempers are flaring over what he said. A defiant Johnson told the BBC on Sunday that the "best thing for the country and for people's overall psychological health would be to get Brexit done." (Andy Stenning/Pool Photo via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 4:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their friendship during his time as mayor of London. Asked during a BBC interview about his ties to tech...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre, arrives at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 29, 2019. Johnson headed Sunday to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, where the party is widely expected to endorse government plans to spend more on the country's National Health Service. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to be drawn on whether he had asked one of his fellow European Union leaders to veto an extension to the scheduled Brexit departure date on Oct. 31. Johnson came to office in July, promising to leave the EU — do or die — by Halloween. The House...
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Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a backlash from furious lawmakers Thursday over his use of charged and confrontational language in Parliament about opponents of his Brexit plan. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 27, 2019 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. interest rates could be cut even if the country avoids leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal, one of the Bank of England's nine top policymakers said Friday. In a speech, Michael Saunders said the British economy has "weakened markedly" as a result of "persistently...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, walks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Michel Barnier is meeting with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Friday, seeking a way to unblock the stalled negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 4:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A court in Northern Ireland has rejected a court case arguing that the British government's Brexit plans will damage the peace process. The Belfast Court of Appeal Friday dismissed the case, which...
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Dominic Cummings, political adviser to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 27, 2019 - 3:24 am
LONDON (AP) — A senior adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed concerns that politicians' heated rhetoric over Brexit is polarizing society, telling supporters that it isn't surprising that people are upset about the country's failure to leave the European Union. The prime...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 26, 2019 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Angry and despairing British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up violence and division with his charged language about opponents of Brexit, and the speaker of the House of Commons pleaded for an end to the "toxic" atmosphere. But government and...
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