LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade secretary on Sunday welcomed proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it would take for them to support Prime Minister...
UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day
BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government acknowledged Thursday that trade deals with major countries such as Japan and Turkey will not be in place by the planned Brexit day of March 29, while the...
The Latest: UK says trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local):
The British government says trade deals with Japan, Turkey and other countries...
UK’s May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away.
A rebellion by hard-core Brexit backers saw the House of Commons vote by 303 votes to 258 against a motion reiterating support for May's approach to Brexit — support expressed by lawmakers in votes just two weeks ago.
Businesses sound alarm as UK says prepare for no-deal Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Businesses in Britain and the European Union need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the bloc in March without an exit deal, senior British and EU officials warned Wednesday, as a growing number of U.K. firms braced for disruption by stockpiling goods or shifting operations overseas.
Last week British lawmakers threw out Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal, and attempts to find a replacement are gridlocked.
UK ministers seek to downplay chance of second Brexit vote
LONDON (AP) — Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions Sunday that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions in the U.K., not heal them.
Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her.
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 Times newspaper that "intransigence" by EU officials "is pushing us towards no deal." He put the chance of Britain crashing out without a deal at 60 percent.
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 11-country Pacific trade agreement. He is wrapping up a three-day trip to Japan after visiting the United States.
LONDON (AP) — After decades of sidelining the Commonwealth as a relic of their imperial past, many in Britain are now promoting the group of ex-colonies as a ready-made market for what they hope to be the country's buccaneering global business spirit after the exit from the European Union.
LONDON (AP) — One of the British government's biggest Brexit cheerleaders has taken aim at those in the European Union he accuses of looking to punish Britain for its decision to leave the bloc as exhibiting gang-like tendencies.
UK trade chief: Staying in EU customs union would be sellout
LONDON (AP) — Britain must leave the EU customs union to strike new trade deals after Brexit, the country's trade minister said Tuesday, widening a major fissure within British politics over future trade relations with the bloc.
In Brussels, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator warned that the bloc and Britain have significant differences, with only months until a deadline to agree on a divorce deal.
UK’s May gathers divided Cabinet, seeking Brexit compromise
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was gathering her divided ministers Thursday for a marathon meeting aimed at hammering out a common position on Brexit.
May's "inner Cabinet" was due to meet through the afternoon and evening at Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat outside London.
Amid criticism, UK government tries to show unity on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The British government tried to fight back Sunday against criticisms that it is divided and unprepared for Brexit, saying it will set out detailed plans for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and issuing a joint statement by two Cabinet rivals over Europe.
LONDON (AP) — Scotland has called for Scotch to be defined in U.K. law so its vital whisky industry can be protected after Brexit.
Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to officials asking for strong legal protections for the industry, which is worth around 4 billion pounds ($5.3 billion) in exports. A European Union definition of whisky currently protects sales from substandard products — but EU laws will no longer apply to Britain after the country exits the bloc in 2019.
UK government rejects Farage’s ambition to be link to Trump
LONDON (AP) — The British government says it doesn't need maverick anti-European politician Nigel Farage to be its go-between with the incoming Trump administration.
Senior figures in Prime Minister Theresa May's government rejected the idea Sunday after Farage, former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, argued he would be ideal given his bond formed on the U.S. presidential campaign trail with Trump.
Trade minister brands some British businesses fat and lazy
LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says U.K. businesses generally are too lazy to export goods around the world.
In a speech to pro-free market group Conservative Way Forward, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said some businesspeople would rather "play golf on a Friday afternoon" than fulfill their "duty" to export.
Fox is in charge of forging new international economic links as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.
LONDON (AP) — Theresa May wanted Britain to stay in the European Union, but the government she unveiled Thursday leaves little doubt that Britain's new prime minister intends to fulfill voters' instructions and take it out of the 28-nation bloc.
May has appointed leading euroskeptics — including the unpredictable Boris Johnson and the formidable David Davis — to top international jobs in a Cabinet that sweeps away many members of predecessor David Cameron's...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's new leader, Theresa May, has made big changes in the Conservative government lineup. Here are some of the key players:
Prime Minister — Theresa May
Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasury) — Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary — Boris Johnson
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union — David Davis
Home Secretary — Amber Rudd
Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor — Liz Truss