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Nissan commits to UK car plant after post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Nissan confirmed Friday that it will maintain its operations in Britain in the wake of the post-Brexit trade deal...

UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc’s ambassador

LONDON (AP) — Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union by declining to grant the bloc’s first-ever ambassador to the country...

Music stars slam UK’s ‘shameful’ failure on EU touring rules

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by...

Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson as UK welcomes Biden era

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden,...

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

LONDON (AP) — Trucks owned by U.K. shellfish firms descended on Britain's Parliament Monday to protest the Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating...

Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work...

UK fishers cry foul as Brexit red tape leaves catch rotting

LONDON (AP) — British fishing communities were among the strongest supporters of Brexit. But now some say they face ruin because of new red...

NIreland stores see empty shelves as Brexit trade rules bite

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s biggest supermarket chains warned Wednesday that food supplies in Northern Ireland face disruption because of new checks imposed by...

UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho’ about world role after Brexit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on...

Companies say post-Brexit rules are clogging up UK-EU trade

LONDON (AP) — Some businesses said Friday that costs and paperwork are hampering trade between Britain and the European Union as the reality of...

Virus, more than Brexit fallout, worry in and near Gibraltar

LA LÍNEA DE LA CONCEPCIÓN, Spain (AP) — Fears of disruptions following Britain’s departure from the European Union were replaced by coronavirus-related restrictions on...

Britons flying home to Spain caught in post-Brexit red tape

MADRID (AP) — Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in several...

France praises nationality bid by British leader’s dad

CALAIS, France (AP) — France's government cast a favorable light Friday on a reported bid by the father of Britain's prime minister to take...

Quiet New Year gives breathing room after UK-EU Brexit split

LONDON (AP) — A steady trickle of trucks rolled off ferries and trains on both sides of the English Channel on Friday, a quiet...

UK abolishes ‘sexist’ tax on women’s sanitary products

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday became the latest country to abolish the so-called "tampon tax,” eliminating sales taxes on women's sanitary products. ...

EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 year

BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked...

Britain ends long Brexit journey with economic break from EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s long and sometimes acrimonious divorce from the European Union ended Thursday with an economic split that leaves the EU smaller...

Brexit’s choice for EU, UK: firm friends or nearby rivals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The New Year could finally bring a fresh start and a commitment to let bygones be bygones for Britain and the...

Timeline of events in Britain’s exit from the European Union

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union: ...

British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament voted resoundingly on Wednesday to approve a trade deal with the European Union, paving the way for an orderly...

EXPLAINER: Brexit ends Britons’ right to live and work in EU

LONDON (AP) — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the U.K. left...

UK warns of ‘bumpy’ post-Brexit transition despite deal

LONDON (AP) — First came the Brexit trade deal. Now comes the red tape and the institutional nitty gritty. ...

Gibraltar’s border with Spain still in doubt after Brexit

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While corks may have popped in London and Brussels over the end to a four-year saga known as Brexit, there...

EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan 1

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom made public Saturday the vast agreement that is likely to govern future trade and...

No time to rest: EU nations assess Brexit trade deal with UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The fast-track ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union got underway on Christmas Day as...

Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos...

What now for British economy with UK-EU trade deal reached?

LONDON (AP) — The last-minute trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union means businesses will be spared new tariffs and border disruption...

Edging into Christmas Eve, EU and UK near Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators inched their way to within touching distance of a trade deal early Thursday, raising hopes a...

Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

DOVER, England (AP) — Gridlock at an English port kept thousands of truckers and travelers stranded Wednesday despite a deal with France to lift...

France relaxes its ban on trucks entering from Britain

LONDON (AP) — France relaxed its coronavirus-related ban on trucks from Britain on Tuesday after a two-day standoff that had stranded thousands of drivers...

EU-UK leaders seek way out of Brexit trade impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom kicked efforts into higher gear on Tuesday to settle a fight over EU fishing...

EU-UK trade talks slog on past another Brexit deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Problems increased Monday for the attempt to secure a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom before a...

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union...

Fishing talks move at snail’s pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to...

EU says EU-UK face weekend ‘last attempt’ to get trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom are heading into the weekend on a “last attempt" to clinch a post-Brexit trade...

EU, UK leaders concede big gaps remain in post-Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union provided sober updates Thursday on the state of post-Brexit trade discussions, with only two weeks...

European Space Agency appoints Austrian scientist new chief

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian scientist Josef Aschbacher has been appointed to head the European Space Agency as the organization grapples with the fallout from...

EU chief von der Leyen sees narrow path toward Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — After weeks of relentless pessimism, the European Union said Wednesday there was now a clear, if narrow, path to reaching an...

EU chief negotiator still sees hope to clinch EU-UK deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he still has the firm belief that a Brexit trade agreement is possible,...

Going ‘the extra mile’: UK, EU keep up Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Teetering on the brink of a no-deal Brexit departure, Britain and the European Union stepped back from the void Sunday and...

Businesses plead for Brexit deal as trade talks remain stuck

LONDON (AP) — British businesses and some European Union leaders on Friday urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to strike a last-minute trade deal with...

Brexit sends ripples of uncertainty down France’s coast

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Long lines of trucks carrying stockpiles for British companies jam the highways leading to France's northern port of Calais, while...

UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

BRUSSELS (AP) — With a chaotic and costly no-deal Brexit three weeks away, leaders of both the European Union and United Kingdom saw an...

UK signs post-Brexit free trade deal with Singapore

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has signed a free trade deal with Singapore covering trade worth 17.6 billion pounds ($23.4 billion,) the latest in...

UK-EU to resume Brexit trade talks but say large gaps remain

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the end, not even dinner of scallops and steamed turbot could bring the leaders of the European Union and Britain...

Honda halts UK production amid COVID-19 shipping delays

LONDON (AP) — Car maker Honda said Wednesday it has temporarily halted production at its plant in England after shipping delays linked to the...

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and the European Commission will make a last-minute push for a post-Brexit U.K.-EU trade deal over dinner...

UK’s Johnson to head to Brussels amid Brexit talks deadlock

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than four years after helping set Britain’s course out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is headed to...

Last-ditch post-Brexit trade talks resume between EU, UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators Sunday entered what is potentially the final attempt to strike a deal over future trade ties,...

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three...

UK-EU trade talks ‘paused’ with deal still elusive

LONDON (AP) — A week of intense trade talks between Britain and the European Union ended in stalemate Friday, with negotiators stepping back while...

UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying...

Fishing holds key to Brexit trade deal as talks drag on

BRUSSELS (AP) — As Brexit talks enter their decisive final days, there’s still a big catch: the fishing industry. It is holding up the...

Q&A: Britain’s OK of COVID-19 vaccine sparks speedy debate

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s announcement that it has become the first Western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine has sparked debate...

Q&A: Britain’s OK of COVID-19 vaccine sparks speedy debate

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s announcement that it has become the first Western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine has sparked debate...

Brexit broken record: Trade deal close but big issues remain

LONDON (AP) — Much like a broken record, Brexit trade talks are rumored to be poised for success on the cusp of a deadline,...

With a month until split, Brexit trade deal hangs in balance

LONDON (AP) — The British government told businesses on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for big changes when the U.K. makes its...

Scottish leader says she could seek 2021 independence vote

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader said Monday that she hopes to hold an independence referendum as soon as next year, setting up a political...

Germany’s Merkel: Brexit no-deal would set bad example

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that Britain and the European Union would set a bad example if they fail to...

UK says Brexit trade talks with EU are in their ‘last week’

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday there is only about a week left for the U.K. and the European Union to strike...

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON (AP) — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy...

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up in the air

LONDON (AP) — The team at Brompton Bicycle Ltd. thought they were prepared for Brexit. ...

Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely...

EU, UK still have ‘fundamental’ differences in trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — With the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in quarantine, trade talks with the United Kingdom continued by videoconference this week,...

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. signed an interim trade deal with Canada on Saturday, giving it more time to negotiate future trading rules as...

EU gives upbeat assessment of state of Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday issued one of its most upbeat assessments of the state of post-Brexit trade negotiations, as the...

Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case

BRUSSELS (AP) — As if the Brexit trade negotiations were not tortuous enough, the coronavirus added a twist at a crucial stage on Thursday...

EU: Brexit trade talks still have ‘substantial work’ ahead

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that trade talks with the United Kingdom still face “substantial work" that might spill...

EU, UK enter tension-filled week seeking post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Monday entered yet another tension-filled week as they sought a belated post-Brexit trade deal that...

Bound despite Brexit: Prince Charles hails UK-Germany ties

BERLIN (AP) — Prince Charles called Sunday for Britain and Germany to remember their long and close ties, reaffirmed by the nations' reconciliation after...

Brexit: Trade deal ‘may not succeed’ before year end

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s chief Brexit negotiator said Sunday before renewed talks that a trade deal with the European Union may not succeed,...

Reports: UK leader Johnson’s top adviser leaves job for good

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser was seen Friday leaving Downing Street carrying a moving box, amid reports that he...

UK economy bounces back in summer but faces wintry chills

LONDON (AP) — The British economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarter despite posting a record bounceback in the...

UK defiant even after House of Lords rejects Brexit bill

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Tuesday it will press ahead with legislation that breaks a legally binding Brexit treaty with the European...

UK, EU make one more push for elusive Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union met Monday to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until...

UK’s Johnson, praised by Trump, seeks new UK bond with Biden

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson’s famous charm worked wonders on Donald Trump, but he faces a tougher audience in Joe Biden. ...

UK, EU leaders to discuss state of post-Brexit trade talks

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are set to speak by telephone Saturday to...

EU: Brexit trade talks still face ‘too many difficulties’

BRUSSELS (AP) — With a deadline looming ever more menacingly, the European Union's chief negotiator on the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain Wednesday publicly...

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration...

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on...

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

LONDON (AP) — It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris...

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union will resume their stalled trade negotiations at an “intensified” pace, the British government said Wednesday, in...

UK’s Lords condemns Brexit bill as UK-EU talks stay stalled

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s upper house of Parliament delivered a resounding condemnation of the government’s contentious new Brexit legislation on Tuesday, as a standoff...

UK, EU inch toward more Brexit talks but hurdles remain

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union edged toward resuming their troubled trade talks on Monday, after the bloc's chief negotiator said he...

UK minister: Door ‘still ajar’ for post-Brexit talks with EU

LONDON (AP) — A senior British official said Sunday the door is “still ajar” for post-Brexit talks to continue with the European Union if...

UK says EU trade talks ‘over’ but bloc sees room for a deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the U.K. must prepare for a no-deal break with the European Union unless...

Brexit trade talks: both EU and UK dig in heels

BRUSSELS (AP) — With both sides digging in their heels as another Brexit deadline passed Thursday, the European Union and Britain demanded concessions from...

On eve of UK deadline, trade talks with EU still stalled

BRUSSELS (AP) — On the eve of a European Union summit that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had set as a deadline to seal...

UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost

LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the...

Germany, France call for UK concessions in EU-UK trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany and France on Tuesday pressured the United Kingdom to make concessions in three key areas of Brexit trade negotiations —...

Yet another Brexit deadline looms; trade talks in rut

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost by tradition, another Brexit deadline is looming. Just as much by tradition, talks are expected to continue afterward. ...

English villages wake up to find they’re Brexit’s new border

SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known...

Progress is the word in Brexit trade talks before summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union finally sees progress in trade talks with the United Kingdom, but insists a momentary change in mood between...

EU says that no-deal Brexit becoming ever more likely

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even...

UK, EU leaders to discuss Brexit, free trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain said Friday that wide gaps remained in their fraught talks on a rudimentary trade agreement following...

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of...

UK pushes on with EU-reviled law as Brexit talks go to wire

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators hunkered down Tuesday to seek last-minute compromises on everything from fisheries to competition in hopes of...

EU-UK spat over Brexit deal clouds key trade talks this week

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain entered a crucial week of post-Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday by rejecting the EU’s demand that it...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at Britain...

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