Brexit

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 file photo, scaffolding surrounds the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which holds the bell known as Big Ben, in London. The bell of Britain’s Parliament has been largely silent since 2017 while its iconic clock tower undergoes four years of repairs. Brexit-backing lawmakers are campaigning for it to strike at the moment Britain leaves the European Union -- 11 p.m. (2300GMT) on Jan. 31. Parliamentary officials say it is not worth the cost, which could come to 500,000 pounds ($650,000). The House of Commons Commission said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 that because the clock mechanism has been dismantled and the belfry is currently getting a new floor, arranging for the bell to ring “could result in huge costs to the public purse.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
January 14, 2020 - 9:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Will Big Ben bong for Brexit? Not unless British taxpayers cough up the bucks. The bell of Britain’s Parliament has been largely silent since 2017 while its iconic clock tower undergoes four years of repairs. Brexit-backing lawmakers are campaigning for it to strike at the moment...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 27, 2019 file photo, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage arrives at the party's HQ in London, prior to an event to mark the gains his party made in the European elections. Farage, the self-declared “pantomime villain” of Brexit, told the Associated Press Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, he is leaving the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg later this week with a sense of mission accomplished. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti, File)
January 14, 2020 - 9:22 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Nigel Farage, the self-declared “pantomime villain” of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense of mission accomplished. Ridiculed for years, and thriving on the abuse he got from, and dealt to, pro-EU...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen kisses EU Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michael Barnier on the cheek as they depart 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 10, 2020 - 7:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — France made it clear Friday that it does not want to be shackled to the tight deadline British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to impose for the upcoming free trade talks between Britain and the European Union. Johnson has said discussions about the future must be completed...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The president of the European Commission warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 9:33 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons has given final approval to the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union, paving the way for Brexit at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted 330-231 on Thursday to pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It will become law once it is...
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European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen delivers a speech at the London School of Economics in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The European Commission's president warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major compromises. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 08, 2020 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the U.K. won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. In a friendly but frank message...
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Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic waves to her supporters in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. A leftist Zoran Milanovic challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 06, 2020 - 5:36 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's ruling conservatives said Monday they will analyze why their candidate lost a presidential election to a leftist challenger in order to prevent this from happening again at the upcoming parliamentary vote later this year. “The aim of the analysis and its conclusions...
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In this screen grab image issued by the Prime Minister's Press Office, showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his New Year's message to be broadcast Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019. Johnson has said Britain can look forward to a decade of "prosperity and opportunity", as it finally ends the "rancour and uncertainty" of Brexit. (Prime Minister's Press Office via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to return Sunday to the U.K., where he faces criticism for not cutting short his holiday to deal with soaring Mideast tensions. Johnson, who celebrated the New Year on the Caribbean private island of Mustique after leading his Conservative...
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FILE In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for the State Opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. Charismatic Prime Minister Johnson’s larger-than-expected margin of victory in the December general election may give him a chance to consolidate power during the coming 2020 year. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
January 03, 2020 - 1:41 am
LONDON (AP) — After a remarkable political turnaround, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the verge of taking Britain out of the European Union with the enthusiastic support of a strong majority in Parliament. After suffering a string of parliamentary defeats over Brexit — plus the ignominy of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, a man looks up as police and fire personnel move in to remove climate activists and their banner, after they climbed the Europa building during a demonstration outside an EU summit meeting in Brussels. Massive challenges lay ahead for the European Union in 2020, as the impact of climate change seems likely to drive the bloc's thinking and policy initiatives over the coming years, starting Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
December 31, 2019 - 11:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — December served up a warning of the massive challenges ahead for the European Union. Freak storms wreaked havoc on parts of southern Europe, showing how the impact of extreme weather will drive the bloc's thinking and climate change policy over the coming years. The EU has already...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
December 28, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The former deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party says he left politics in part because of the nasty mood inside the left-wing party, which was soundly defeated in a national election earlier this month. Tom Watson told the Guardian newspaper in an interview published Saturday that...
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