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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success …


UK’s May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent …


UK government downplays suggestion it will seek Brexit delay

On the eve of more divisive votes in Parliament over Brexit, the British government on Wednesday downplayed a report that it plans to offer lawmakers a choice between backing Prime …


Irish prime minister says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit

The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Nissan’s second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy took another blow with Nissan’s decision not to build its new SUV in northern England amid continued Brexit uncertainty.


EU won’t budge on Brexit deal as May seeks cross-party unity

European Union leaders offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

UK leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign Monday to rescue Prime Minister Theresa May’s rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown, as major retailers warned the U.K. could …


Businesses sound alarm as UK says prepare for no-deal Brexit

Businesses in Britain and the European Union need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the bloc in March without an exit deal, senior British and EU officials …


May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain’s opposition leader …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Theresa May pleads for support as humiliating defeat over Brexit Looms

Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a humiliating defeat in a crucial vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, pleaded with U.K. lawmakers to support her or face the “real risk” …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


100 days to Brexit: EU, Britain act to cushion no-deal chaos

The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the …


May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball is in UK’s court

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can …


May wins no-confidence vote by lawmakers unhappy over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and …


Brexit deal in turmoil as Prime Minister Theresa May postpones Parliament vote

Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek …


Is there a Brexit ‘Plan B?’ UK minister offers alternatives

Britain could consider a “Norway-plus” deal with the European Union if British Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers’ approval next week for her unpopular Brexit deal, a senior …


Dow sinks 500 points as Britain’s Brexit mess fuels investor angst

U.S. markets deepened their losses Monday as Britain’s political crisis around Brexit clouded investors’ outlook. British Prime Minister Theresa May put off a key parliamentary vote on her country’s exit …


Spain to back Brexit deal after U.K. agrees to Gibraltar terms

BRUSSELS – The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

U.K. leader Theresa May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling …


UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.


Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …


Fact check: Trump’s European provocations

President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Trump: Relations with Theresa May ‘strong’ after bombshell interview

In a fresh bout of diplomatic whiplash, President Donald Trump denied Friday he had criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and declared the U.S.-U.K. relationship “the highest level of special” – …


Theresa May: EU citizens might get preferred treatment post-Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May touted the benefits of her latest Brexit proposal to create a partial free trade zone between the U.K. and the European Union, saying Saturday it is …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

After marathon meeting, U.K. leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May corralled her Cabinet inside an English country house for a long, hot day Friday, and announced that the divided government had finally agreed on a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

EU to U.K.: Produce ‘realistic’ Brexit plan or risk failure

The European Union issued a stark assessment of the gridlocked Brexit talks Friday, saying there’s been “no substantial progress” on the key issue of the Irish border and advising EU …


UK’s May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Russia boots 23 U.K. diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat

Russia announced Saturday it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further retaliatory measures in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.