Brexit

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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In this grab taken from video, Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson issues a statement to the House of Commons, in London, Thursday July 25, 2019. Johnson has called on the European Union to "rethink" its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson said Britain would throw himself into efforts to make sure Britain leaves the EU on time on Oct. 31. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a twin-track collision course — with the bloc and his own lawmakers — over his vow to leave the EU by...
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Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves from the rear of 10 Downing Street, on his way to the House of Commons where he is scheduled to make a statement, in London, Thursday July 25, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 3:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's new government (all times local): 11:50 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the European Union to "rethink" its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson...
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Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 24, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters" who believe it can't be done. But the brash Brexit...
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Jeremy Hunt, second left, congratulates Boris Johnson after the announcement of the result in the ballot for the new Conservative party leader, in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "come what may." (Stefan Rousseau/Pool photo via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 10:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Jeremy Hunt says he's leaving the job of foreign secretary as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson sweeps into office with a fresh team at the top. Hunt's position had been closely...
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