Brexit referendum

An anti Brexit demonstrator wears a mask depicting Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson protests outside the Cabinet office in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 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 30, 2019 - 12:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for part of the run-up to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline faces mounting legal and political challenges ahead of a weekend of planned street protests. There are three ongoing court tests to Johnson's plan, which he says...
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SNP (Scottish National Party) lawmaker Joanna Cherry prepares to face the media, backdropped by Scottish European flags, outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland, where parliamentarians were seeking an interim interdict through the Scottish legal system that would prevent the UK Parliament being suspended. A legal bid in a Scottish court to immediately halt the British government’s plan to suspend Parliament has failed Friday, but a full hearing is now scheduled for next week. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of "lasting and catastrophic damage" to Britain's political parties if the result of the Brexit referendum is not honored. He told Sky News Friday that people protesting his decision to...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, England. Johnson is gambling his future on the audacious proposition that he can blunt an effort to halt his Brexit plan by simply suspending “the mother of all parliaments” for key weeks ahead of the Oct. 31 departure date. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
August 29, 2019 - 8:22 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is gambling his future on the audacious proposition that he can blunt an effort to halt his Brexit plan by simply suspending "the mother of all parliaments" for key weeks ahead of the Oct. 31 departure date. If Parliament isn't in session, it can't...
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August 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is making it easier for descendants of those persecuted by the Nazis to regain German citizenship, which could help some Britons seeking European Union passports post-Brexit. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Thursday he's revised legislation to open new categories of...
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Anti Brexit protestors wave their flags opposite Parliament in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 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/Frank Augstein)
August 29, 2019 - 7:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator is warning British Prime Minister Boris Johnson he will not back down before the Oct. 31 departure date and make concessions just to break a deadlock and avoid a chaotic no-deal departure of...
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A pedestrian passes Britain's Houses of Parliament on the bank of The River Thames in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Jacob Rees-Mogg, The leader of the British House of Commons has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parlliament, a move that gives his political opponents less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the October 31 withdrawal deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's Brexit drama is hurtling toward a new climax at the wrong time for the region's economy, threatening to sow chaos for businesses just as a large part of the continent is sliding toward recession. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament for weeks...
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A no-entry road sign sits in front of the entrance to Britain's Parliament in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the U.K. government's request to suspend Parliament amid a growing crisis over Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 6:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament crystalized Thursday amid protests, legal action and a petition to block the move which has gathered more than 1 million signatures. Johnson's maneuver gives his political opponents even less time to...
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Anti-Brexit supporters wave flags and hold signs at College Green near the Houses of Parliament in central London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 28, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged. Though Johnson...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says it will be hard for the leader of Britain's main opposition party to seek a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents of...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during a press conference on the third and final day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 27, 2019 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Opposition lawmakers declared Tuesday they will work together to try to stop a departure from the European Union without an agreement, setting up a legislative challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his promise to complete the divorce by Oct. 31— come what may. Some 160...
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