Brexit referendum

Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 20, 2017. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, led by losses in banks after Britain announced it will formally trigger the process of leaving the European Union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 20, 2017 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are drifting mostly lower in early afternoon trading. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as crude oil prices dropped. Banks also moved lower. European markets fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff, Friday March 17, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a "democratic outrage" by Scotland's nationalist leader. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Britain's permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff, Friday March 17, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a "democratic outrage" by Scotland's nationalist leader. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 7:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29. The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain's permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council...
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Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon makes a speech during the SNP Spring Conference, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday that Scotland should get more sweeping powers but stay in the United Kingdom — comments that came even as Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would proceed with plans for an independence referendum. Brown entered...
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A European and British Union flags hang outside Europe House, the European Parliament's British offices, in London, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 16, 2017 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a call from Scotland's leader for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union. May said Thursday that "now is not the time" to reopen Scotland's independence debate, though she did not rule out a...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny speaks in New York. Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017, one day before St. Patrick’s Day, to talk about Brexit and Trump’s immigration policies. Kenny, who labelled Trump “dangerous” during the campaign, has said it is important to keep the standing date, which some critics have suggested he should cancel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister's traditional St. Patrick's Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting — scheduled for...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, in London, Monday March 13, 2017. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
March 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March. Then comes the hard part — the arguments, the lawyers, the squabbles over money. Here's a look at the main issues and what...
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Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a 'blank cheque Brexit', as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2017 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Scotland leader's decision to seek new independence referendum (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The British government says it will take Scotland's interests into account as it negotiates a new relationship with the European Union. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon...
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Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a 'blank cheque Brexit', as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2017 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Scotland leader's decision to seek new independence referendum (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Demonstrators are gathering outside the British Parliament in advance of a vital debate on Britain's planned exit from the European Union. The group is opposed to Prime Minister...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 file photo of British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, arriving at 10 Downing Street in London. Davis said Sunday, March 12, 2017 that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May "get on with the job" of quitting the bloc _ and the main opposition Brexit spokesman says he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week. Brexit Secretary David Davis said Sunday that lawmakers should pass a bill authorizing exit talks on Monday without amendments, and let the government enter divorce talks "with no string attached." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
March 12, 2017 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's top minister for leaving the European Union said Sunday that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May "get on with the job" of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week. Brexit Secretary David...
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