Brexit

Liberal Democrats' Jane Dodds, centre, celebrates with supporters as she wins the seat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Wales Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday, a special election that could see his Conservative government's working majority in Parliament cut to just one vote. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 7:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party has a lost a special election, leaving it with a wafer-thin working majority in Parliament of just one vote. Jane Dodds of the opposition Liberal Democrats won the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency in Wales with 43...
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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney speaks during the Bank of England interest rate decision and inflation report press conference at the Bank of England in London, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Brexit uncertainties are becoming "more entrenched" and increasingly weighing on the British economy less than three months before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union, the Bank of England said Thursday.(Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool Photo via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The probability that Britain's economy slips into recession early next year is rising even if the country manages to negotiate a smooth and orderly exit from the European Union in the weeks ahead, the Bank of England warned Thursday. With Brexit uncertainties becoming "more entrenched...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
August 01, 2019 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday — a special election that could see the Conservative government's working majority in Parliament cut to just one...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, welcomes newly designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
August 01, 2019 - 4:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has told Britain's new Europe adviser that it isn't prepared to renegotiate the Brexit agreement, three months before the country is due to leave the 28-nation bloc. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said adviser David Frost held "introductory meetings...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:02 am
LONDON (AP) — London-based Barclays bank says second-quarter earnings fell 19% as income stagnated and it set aside more money to cover bad loans. Net income dropped to 1.03 billion pounds ($1.25 billion) from 1.28 billion in the same period last year. Income was largely flat at 5.54 billion pounds...
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July 31, 2019 - 1:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's auto trade body says investment in the industry effectively stopped in the first half of this year amid fears the U.K. will leave the European Union without a transitional deal to protect trade. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Wednesday that companies...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, accompanied by local farmers Ingrid Shervington, second left and her daughter Victoria Shervington-Jones, inspects the chickens during his visit to rally support for his farming plans post-Brexit, at Shervington Farm, in St Brides Wentlooge near Newport, south Wales, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Adrian Dennis/Pool Photo via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Wales on Tuesday on a national tour to reassure voters that his push for Brexit "come what may" won't hurt the economy and rip apart the U.K. The move failed to assuage currency markets, as the pound slid to a new 28-month low. A day after...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, right, shakes hands with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, outside Bute House, ahead of their meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday July 29, 2019. Johnson made his first official visit as British prime minister to Scotland, pledging to boost "the ties that bind our United Kingdom" amid opposition from Scottish leaders to his insistence on pulling Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, England, Saturday July 27, 2019. Economists have warned that leaving the European bloc without an agreement in under 100-days would disrupt trade to impact on finances and investment. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
July 27, 2019 - 5:15 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain's leading charity funding scientific research has written to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning about the threat to science if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal. Wellcome Trust chair Eliza Manningham-Buller wrote that barriers to global...
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In this image released by the House of Commons, new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks in Parliament in London, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — With Britain's departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he's not rushing off to Brussels. The U.K. leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. Instead, he was in central England on Friday, talking...
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