Brexit referendum

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and New York Dow Jones index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country’s departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 04, 2019 - 5:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong stocks surged Wednesday as the government withdrew a proposed extradition law that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese territory. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index jumped 3.9% on news of plans for the withdrawal, which Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the House of Commons in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, after MPs voted in favor of allowing a cross-party alliance to take control of the Commons agenda on Wednesday in a bid to block a no-deal Brexit on October 31. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled prime minister to say he would call for a new general election...
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Anti Brexit demonstrators gather and march at Parliament Square, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even without a withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 03, 2019 - 5:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain's Parliament is "on the brink of wrecking any deal" his government might be able to make with the European Union on Brexit terms. He said Tuesday after a sound defeat in Parliament that a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 it’s time for Britain’s Parliament to once again take center stage _ and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow will don his familiar robes and try to keep “orrrr-duhhh” while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There’s no doubt Bercow will play a pivotal role in coming days, using his considerable authority to shape the debate and the vote that will determine if a “no-deal” Brexit is blocked and a general election will be held. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 03, 2019 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has taken center stage again — and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow has donned his familiar robes and tried to keep "orrrr-duhhh" while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There's no doubt Bercow,...
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An anti Brexit protester waves the flags of European Union and Britain during a rally outside Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than one million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 03, 2019 - 9:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The pound on Tuesday touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches, as international investors fret over a political showdown over Brexit this week. The British currency fell as low as $1...
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September 03, 2019 - 4:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday amid revived jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension and wrangling by British lawmakers over whether to try to postpone leaving the European Union. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong declined. Shanghai closed lower and Tokyo...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Johnson says he doesn't want an election amid Brexit crisis and issued a rallying cry to lawmakers to back him in securing Brexit deal.(Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 2:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. Johnson decried parliamentary action set for Tuesday that is meant to delay Britain's departure from the European...
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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a meeting of his Cabinet on Monday to weigh a response to the possibility that lawmakers will introduce a measure in House of Commons to block a no-deal Brexit. Speculation abounds that Johnson will call an election soon if he loses the vote in Parliament, but attempt to set a date sometime after the country is set to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 02, 2019 - 11:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has summoned his senior ministers to his Downing Street office on eve of a key effort in Parliament to delay a no-deal Brexit. Johnson is expected to speak afterward, fueling speculation that he may...
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Anti-Brexit protesters from 'Stop the Coup' movement demonstrate near Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1 million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 01, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Labour Party's chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a "no-deal" Brexit would require postponing the country's departure deadline again so the withdrawal doesn't happen on Oct. 31 as now scheduled. Labour's Keir Starmer told the BBC on Sunday that the...
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Anti Brexit protesters from 'Stop the Coup' movement demonstrate outside Downing Street in London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1 million signatures. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 31, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country's deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and other cities where protesters took to the streets. The demonstrations were called ahead...
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