Brexit referendum

August 19, 2018 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talks during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland. The chairman of Britain's governing Conservative Party Brandon Lewis on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018, asked former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to apologize for a newspaper column written by Johnson, that said burqa-wearing women looked like "letter boxes". (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, FILE)
August 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Britain's governing Conservative Party told former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to say sorry Tuesday for a newspaper column in which he wrote that burqa-wearing women looked like "letter boxes" and bank robbers. Johnson, who quit the government last month in a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox speaks during the inaugural meeting of the UK-China CEO Council at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 5 that "intransigence" by EU officials "is pushing us towards no deal." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
August 05, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree upon a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc in March — the latest in a growing chorus of warnings that the negotiations are in crisis. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday...
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Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, speaks during a media conference to present the central bank's quarterly Inflation Report, in London, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. The Bank of England raised its main interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, from 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent, as it weighed conflicting signs about the economy and growing concerns about Brexit.(Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 7:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The value of the pound fell Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is "uncomfortably high." Divorce talks between Britain and the EU have stalled amid feuding within U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's...
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August 02, 2018 - 4:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis as it weighs a strong jobs market and high inflation against concerns about Brexit. Economists forecast that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee will raise...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Sanofi has begun to stockpile more drugs in Britain than usual as part of contingency plans for delays in deliveries after Britain leaves the European Union. Hugo Fry, the managing director of Sanofi UK, says uncertainty in the Brexit negotiations has led to...
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Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, right, welcomes Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, left, for talks at the foreign ministry in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
August 01, 2018 - 5:29 am
VIENNA (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary is visiting Austria, which holds the European Union's rotating presidency, bringing his warnings about a "messy divorce" with the EU that could poison future relations. Jeremy Hunt reiterated Wednesday the message he previously brought to Germany and France...
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In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, photo, Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, left, shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi during their meeting in Tokyo. Fox said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the United Kingdom wants to align itself with Asia’s growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union. Fox said that he welcomed the support he received from Japanese leaders for Britain’s aspirations to join an 11-country Pacific trade agreement. He is on the last day of a three-day trip to Japan after visiting the United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 01, 2018 - 3:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — British Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the United Kingdom wants to align itself with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union. Fox said in Tokyo on Wednesday that he got as much support as he could have hoped for from Japan for Britain's aspirations to join an...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, left, and European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the EU Michel Barnier hold a press conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 26, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc never would allow a non-member to collect customs on its behalf, delivering a blow to the British government's post-Brexit plans. Britain had proposed a system in which it would initially process EU customs duties on goods...
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Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt briefs the media after a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 23, 2018 - 7:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters in Berlin after meeting German...
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