Brexit referendum

In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Britain's Parliament is facing a second straight day of political turmoil as lawmakers fought Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to deliver Brexit in less than two months, come what may. Johnson is threatening to dissolve the House of Commons and hold a national election that he hopes might produce a less fractious crop of legislators. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 11:19 am
LONDON (AP) — As British lawmakers battle over Brexit, they are making decisions of historic importance. But their language is often punctuated with wisecracks, insults and taunts more suited to the schoolyard. During a testy House of Commons debate Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused...
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Incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 04, 2019 - 10:01 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Incoming European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde is defending the bank's record low rates and other stimulus measures as she prepares to take over with the economy facing trouble from trade wars and Brexit. During hearings in the European parliament Wednesday, Lagarde...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and New York Dow Jones index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country’s departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 04, 2019 - 3:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong stocks surged Wednesday as the government withdrew a proposed extradition law that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese territory. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index jumped 3.9% on news of plans for the withdrawal, which Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed...
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Anti Brexit demonstrators gather and march at Parliament Square, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even without a withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 03, 2019 - 8:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain's Parliament is "on the brink of wrecking any deal" his government might be able to make with the European Union on Brexit terms. He said Tuesday after a sound defeat in Parliament that a...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with NHS workers during a reception at 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Britain's opposition leader has attacked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for trying to run a "cabal" from Downing Street in order to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal despite the costs. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered key defections from his party Tuesday, losing a working majority in Parliament and weakening his position as he tried to prevent lawmakers from blocking his Brexit plans. On a day of high drama and acerbic debate in the House of Commons,...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Johnson says he doesn't want an election amid Brexit crisis and issued a rallying cry to lawmakers to back him in securing Brexit deal.(Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 12:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. Johnson decried parliamentary action set for Tuesday that is meant to delay Britain's departure from the European...
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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a meeting of his Cabinet on Monday to weigh a response to the possibility that lawmakers will introduce a measure in House of Commons to block a no-deal Brexit. Speculation abounds that Johnson will call an election soon if he loses the vote in Parliament, but attempt to set a date sometime after the country is set to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 02, 2019 - 9:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has summoned his senior ministers to his Downing Street office on eve of a key effort in Parliament to delay a no-deal Brexit. Johnson is expected to speak afterward, fueling speculation that he may...
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Anti-Brexit protesters from 'Stop the Coup' movement demonstrate near Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1 million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 01, 2019 - 10:05 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Labour Party's chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a "no-deal" Brexit would require postponing the country's departure deadline again so the withdrawal doesn't happen on Oct. 31 as now scheduled. Labour's Keir Starmer told the BBC on Sunday that the...
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Anti Brexit protesters from 'Stop the Coup' movement demonstrate outside Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1 million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 31, 2019 - 10:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country's deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and other cities where protesters took to the streets. The demonstrations were called ahead...
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SNP (Scottish National Party) lawmaker Joanna Cherry prepares to face the media, backdropped by Scottish European flags, outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland, where parliamentarians were seeking an interim interdict through the Scottish legal system that would prevent the UK Parliament being suspended. A legal bid in a Scottish court to immediately halt the British government’s plan to suspend Parliament has failed Friday, but a full hearing is now scheduled for next week. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. France's customs minister says that crossing the English Channel from Calais will be more difficult should there be a no-deal Brexit, but assured travelers that "there won't be dozens of kilometers of traffic jams." Gerald Darmanin spoke...
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