Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for her weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 12, 2019 - 3:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Outgoing British Prime Minster Theresa May has leveled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the country's top post. May told the Daily Mail in an interview published Friday that the job of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's former Prime Minister John Major arrives to attend a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Peter Carrington at Westminster Abbey in London. Major has threatened to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a departure from the European Union without a deal, it was reported on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 10, 2019 - 8:10 am
LONDON (AP) — A former British prime minister threatened Wednesday to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a U.K. departure from the European Union without a deal. John Major told the BBC it would be unacceptable and...
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In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Leaked diplomatic cables published Sunday, July 7,2 019, in a British newspaper reveal that Britain's ambassador to the United States described President Donald Trump's administration as "clumsy and inept" while grappling with international problems. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
July 09, 2019 - 2:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Britain's ambassador to the United States for a second day, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. Trump fired off a series of tweets about Ambassador Kim...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 file photo, Jeremy Corbyn leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party gives the thumbs up after voting in the European Elections in London. In a significant shift, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday July 9, 2019, that Britain’s next prime minister should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 09, 2019 - 7:33 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that the country's soon-to-be chosen new leader should hold a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc, as the two contenders for the job prepared to face a grilling in a TV debate over their...
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump gestures upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 08, 2019 - 4:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government was hunting Monday for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain's ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump's administration "dysfunctional" and "inept." British officials are embarrassed by the publication of Kim Darroch's...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
July 03, 2019 - 4:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy showed alarming signs of a sharp slowdown, possibly even into recession, as uncertainty over Brexit combines with a less benign global backdrop, according to a closely watched survey of business activity in the U.K. released Wednesday. The survey, from financial...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
July 02, 2019 - 10:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Tuesday that the British economy is barely growing in the wake of mounting Brexit uncertainties and intensified trade tensions. Carney said in a wide-ranging speech that a "sea change" has taken place in financial markets in recent months...
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Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson speaks during a party leadership hustings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are competing for the Conservative Party leadership, have both vowed to use a fiscal cushion built up by the government to soften the economic blow from a potentially disruptive Brexit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, Pool)
July 02, 2019 - 5:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The two contenders to be Britain's next prime minister both say they will scrap a contentious Irish border provision that has hamstrung efforts to approve a divorce agreement with the European Union. Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are competing to replace Prime Minister Theresa May,...
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Belgium's Guy Verhofstadt, center, and other anti-Brexit parliament members pose during the new European Parliament first session in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday July 2, 2019. EU voters turned out in numbers not seen in two decades for European Parliament elections in May, showing a renewed interest in the bloc's future after years marked by battles over Brexit and the continent's migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 02, 2019 - 3:50 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament's new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests. Some lawmakers refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started playing the EU's...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Matt Dunham, Frank Augstein)
July 01, 2019 - 5:33 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond has warned the two contenders to become the next prime minister that their expensive spending promises will be impossible to deliver if Britain leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. Hammond said Monday that unless there is an orderly...
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