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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching …

UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing rising criticism of his Brexit strategy at home as he increases pressure on the European Union to re-open negotiations ahead of key meetings …

Leaked memo says Britain faces economic, social chaos if it goes through with a ‘no-deal Brexit’

An increasingly likely “no-deal” Brexit could wreak havoc on Britain’s economy, infrastructure and social fabric, the government says in classified documents leaked to a British newspaper.

Bolton says U.S. ready to negotiate post-Brexit trade pact

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the United States is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. “in pieces” to help speed the process.

UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Trump administration to seek Britain trade deal after Brexit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will pursue a free-trade agreement with Britain as soon as possible after Britain leaves the European Union.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

As UK-EU relations cool, battle looms to stop no-deal Brexit

In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped? Britain’s prime minister says the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in less than 90 …

Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge: restoring the collapsed Belfast …

Could Boris Johnson’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit break up the United Kingdom?

LONDON – Boris Johnson was jeered during his first trip as prime minister to Scotland on Monday. He didn’t get the warmest reception from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola …

UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

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 …

Showdown looms as new British PM wants to redo Brexit deal

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader – and Brexit

Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London’s Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling bureaucrats in the European Union wasting money and tying up U.K. businesses in …

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson has been chosen as Britain’s next prime minister, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a divided country.

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier – and potentially more perilous.

UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit ‘absolutism’

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain’s leader …

Brexit, domestic drama and Trump drive UK leadership race

The race to become Britain’s next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump.

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

Candidates who hope to become Britain’s next prime minister have accused current front runner Boris Johnson of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised …

UK House of Commons rejects bid to rule out no-deal Brexit

British opposition lawmakers failed Wednesday in their latest attempt to ensure the U.K. can’t leave the European Union without a divorce deal.

Boris Johnson builds momentum in UK Conservative race

Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.

10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race

Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for …

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper.

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Trump, Irish prime minister differ on Brexit, meeting venue

For the backdrop to his first official visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump wanted to promote his golf course on the nation’s rocky west coast. The Irish government countered with …

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticism of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, …

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement – or whether that would cause …

UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – …

UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Theresa May announces she will quit her job as prime minister

Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Britain’s May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her …

British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

British Steel Ltd has been ordered into liquidation as it struggles with industry-wide troubles and Brexit, threatening 5,000 workers and another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out …

Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in …