Brexit referendum

May 15, 2018 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Scotland's parliament has rejected the British government's key Brexit bill, creating another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union. Lawmakers in the Edinburgh legislature passed a motion Tuesday refusing to consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 15, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The cost-of-living squeeze that many in Britain have experienced since the country voted to leave the European Union in 2016 eased further in March, official figures showed Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics said average earnings for workers, excluding bonuses, were up 2.9...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands as his supporters gathered outside his hotel in London, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Erdogan started a three-day visit to Britain by praising the country as "an ally and a strategic partner, but also a real friend." (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)
May 13, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a three-day visit to Britain by praising the country Sunday as "an ally and a strategic partner, but also a real friend." The Turkish leader is scheduled to meet Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, representatives of Leave.EU, a group that campaigns against Britain's membership in the European Union, hold pamphlets as they pose for photographs in London. Britain's electoral watchdog said on Friday, May 11, 2018, that it fined Leave.EU and referred its chief executive to police for breaking spending rules during the 2016 EU membership referendum. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 11, 2018 - 5:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's electoral watchdog has fined a pro-Brexit campaign group and referred its chief executive to police for breaking spending rules during the 2016 European Union membership referendum. The Electoral Commission says Leave.EU, which was allowed to spend 700,000 pounds ($950,000...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 10, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Just weeks after hinting it would raise interest rates, the Bank of England held off doing so Thursday, arguing it was best to wait after an unexpected spell of wintry weather hurt economic growth. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the main interest rate at 0.5...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the State Department, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2018 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for a customs partnership with the European Union after the U.K. leaves the bloc — the latest outbreak of discord within the government over Brexit. Johnson told Tuesday's edition of the Daily Mail...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The European Union is expecting strong economic growth this year and next year but predicts that departing Britain will see tougher times ahead. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 03, 2018 - 7:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic growth across the European Union will remain robust this year and next, particularly when compared with Britain, which is set to leave the bloc in less than a year, the EU's executive branch said Thursday. In its spring forecast, the European Commission said it expects...
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May 03, 2018 - 7:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is appealing to Belgium to grant nationality to Britons who work at the European Union's vast executive arm, as Brexit approaches next year. Amid praise for Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Juncker said he hoped that "Belgian...
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May 02, 2018 - 11:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday launched the long and politically fraught process of drawing up its new long-term spending plans, seeking a bigger budget to finance new priorities like defense and border control and plug the gap left by Britain's departure. The bloc's executive, the...
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April 24, 2018 - 9:35 am
ROTA, Spain (AP) — Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union's anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries continue to pick over the spoils left by Britain's departure from the bloc next year. With Brexit due in just 11 months, Spain wants to host...
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