Brexit referendum

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, a motorist crosses the Irish border in Middletown, Northern Ireland. With Brexit due on Oct. 31, 2019 and a costly no-deal a possible outcome, experts still do not know, or are reluctant to say, exactly what checks are likely at the Irish border. Nevertheless, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains convinced that a Brexit deal can be sealed with the EU in a few weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
September 12, 2019 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:20 p.m. European Parliament President David Sassoli says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has made no new proposals that would unblock Brexit talks and that talking about removing the so-called backstop from the divorce...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes his seat as he waits for a photo inside Downing Street in London. A Scottish court dealt another blow to Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, Sept. 11, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
September 11, 2019 - 4:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government...
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A Pro EU protestor shows a poster in front of the Houses of Parliament entrance in London, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's planned departure from the European Union: (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The British government says U.K. citizens and businesses are not prepared for leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, and a no-deal Brexit could see the number of trucks...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows a sign outside the Stock Exchange in the City of London. The Hong Kong stock exchange said Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019, it has started talks to buy the London Stock Exchange that would value the British company at 29.6 billion pounds ($36.6 billion). The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said a deal would provide the London Stock Exchange with a key opening to Asian markets and underpin the British capital’s role as a financial hub. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
September 11, 2019 - 5:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Hong Kong stock exchange wants to buy its storied London counterpart in a move that could gain leverage from the uncertainty that Brexit is creating for British companies and for the U.K. capital as a global financial hub. The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said Wednesday...
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Pro EU protestors wave flags opposite parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 10, 2019 - 10:32 am
PARIS (AP) — France's main business federation says Britain's Oct. 31 departure from the European Union shouldn't be delayed again unless there's a major shift in negotiations, warning that "a Brexit without end" would be economically damaging. The MEDEF federation advised Tuesday that all French...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost Parliament. But he could still win a general election if enough voters approve of his determination to make Britain's departure from the European Union a reality. The U.K. leader who took office in July failed spectacularly in his first...
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In this image made from video, British lawmakers stage a protest in the House of Commons before prorogation of Parliament, in London, Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. (Parliament TV via PA via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has succeeded in his plan to suspend Britain's rebellious Parliament for five weeks, but he has achieved little else in his first prolonged jousting with legislators determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The simmering showdown between Johnson and...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces Ireland's Phil Hogan as candidate for EU Trade Commissioner during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday unveiled her team of candidates for the EU commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 10, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit. "I think the trade commissioner, who will have to deal with the...
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Protestors argue in parliament square in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 09, 2019 - 8:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government's plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of...
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Armed police forces guard the entrance of the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 09, 2019 - 6:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:40 a.m. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an election before the country's scheduled departure from the European Union next month. A total of 293 of the 650 House of Commons members backed the proposal...
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