Brexit referendum

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Jo Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London. Jo Johnson has announced he is quitting as an education minister and will step down from Parliament, saying he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest.” (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
September 05, 2019 - 12:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bad week got even worse Thursday when younger brother Jo walked away from his government post over their differing stances on Brexit. It was clearly a difficult decision for Jo Johnson, who had returned to government as an education minister when...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, meets with US Vice President Mike Pence inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Peter Summers/Pool photos via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there must be an election so the British public can decide whether to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 — as he wishes — or remain in the bloc for longer. Johnson says "I don't want an...
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Commuters walk past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. As Brexit recriminations reached fever pitch in London Thursday, Britain's European Union partners were still waiting for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's first suggestions on how to end the impasse over their divorce agreement and showed no sign of willingness grant any extension for the country to leave. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 05, 2019 - 10:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — As Brexit recriminations reached fever pitch in London Thursday, Britain's European Union partners were keeping their distance. For weeks, they've been waiting for Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make a concrete suggestion on how to end the impasse over their divorce...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out 10 Downing Street to greet the US Vice President Mike Pence, in London, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 05, 2019 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push Thursday for an early general election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Already dealt stinging defeats this week from his...
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A Chinese investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 05, 2019 - 3:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and the potential easing of political tensions in Hong Kong. France's CAC 40 rose 0.7% in early trading to 5,572.27, while Germany's...
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Trader Gordon Charlop smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following big gains in Asia as Hong Kong's government withdrew a controversial extradition law that set off three months of protests there. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 04, 2019 - 10:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. Japan's benchmark Nikeki 225 rose 2.3% to 21,131.08 in morning trading. Australia's...
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A general view of the Parliament at night in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. With Britain's prime minister weakened by a major defeat in Parliament, defiant lawmakers were moving Wednesday to bar Boris Johnson from pursuing a "no-deal" departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 04, 2019 - 8:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's bid to leave the European Union (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to win sufficient parliamentary support for an early national election on Oct. 15. The vote was 298 in favor and 56 opposed, not enough to force the...
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In this image taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019. (House of Commons via PA via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after opposition lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. After lawmakers in the House...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Britain's Parliament is facing a second straight day of political turmoil as lawmakers fought Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to deliver Brexit in less than two months, come what may. Johnson is threatening to dissolve the House of Commons and hold a national election that he hopes might produce a less fractious crop of legislators. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 1:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — As British lawmakers battle over Brexit, they are making decisions of historic importance. But their language is often punctuated with wisecracks, insults and taunts more suited to the schoolyard. During a testy House of Commons debate Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused...
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Incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Incoming European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde is defending the bank's record low rates and other stimulus measures as she prepares to take over with the economy facing trouble from trade wars and Brexit. During hearings in the European parliament Wednesday, Lagarde...
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