Brexit

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen delivers her speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday July 16, 2019. Ursula von der Leyen outlined her vision and plans as Commission President. The vote, held by secret paper ballot, will take place later today. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 16, 2019 - 11:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on European Commission president (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The European Parliament has started voting whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president after the outgoing German defense minister set out her political...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo, Entrepreneur Gina Miller answers a journalist's question at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. An anti-Brexit campaigner who won a major legal case against the British government says she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the country out of the European Union without a deal. Businesswoman Gina Miller says Sunday, July 14, 2019 she has instructed lawyers in anticipation of Boris Johnson winning a Conservative Party leadership contest later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
July 14, 2019 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal. Businesswoman Gina Miller said she instructed her lawyers to serve...
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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 - 5:49 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 Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and the Virgin Group, smiles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Branson has warned that a no-deal Brexit will force the company to invest less in Britain because of pressures on the pound. Branson has told the BBC on Thursday, July 11, 2019 that if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal, it will force his company to shift investment because its costs are in dollars. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
July 11, 2019 - 9:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has warned that the pound's value would fall to that of the dollar if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — a stark prediction that will fuel worries about the economic pressures facing the country. Traders see the possibility of a 'no...
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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 - 5:53 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 - 4:48 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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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson gestures, during a visit to view the construction work for the expansion of Terminal Two at Manchester Airport, in Manchester, England, Tuesday July 9, 2019. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 3:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The two men vying to be Britain's next leader have traded verbal blows during a televised debate over which of them is more likely to deliver a successful exit from the European Union. Conservative Party...
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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 - 3:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to cut off contact with Britain's ambassador to the United States after leaked diplomatic cables revealed the envoy called the Trump administration "dysfunctional" and "inept." The U.S. leader tweeted about Ambassador Kim Darroch a day after a...
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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 - 6:36 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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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 - 7:19 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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