LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.
Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But...
US Sen. Murphy to travel to UK, Ireland to talk Brexit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is scheduled to travel overseas to talk with officials in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland about how Brexit will affect relations between the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. (all times local):
The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is a mix of celebration and a new...
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Friday in Europe and Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street.
Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.5 percent after Parliament voted, following weeks of...
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Researchers said Wednesday that they were initially puzzled how 10 British men had become...
Irish border still a key Brexit obstacle
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) — The issue of a physical border between the United Kingdom's Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a European Union member, received scant attention...
The Latest: EU makes offer to break Brexit impasse
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local):
The European Union has made an offer to the United Kingdom that it hopes can...
Stockpiling spreads in UK economy ahead of Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Stockpiling of goods ahead of Brexit, already evident among British manufacturing firms uncertain about the path ahead, is coming closer to home.
LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials were set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied...
UK lawmakers vote to hold prime minister to Brexit promises
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying...
German hospital luring Brexit-worried Polish nurses from UK
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Worried about Brexit? Come to Germany where you get better salaries, better weather, tastier food — and a shorter trip for visits home to Poland.
Heavyweights Joshua, Miller hurl insults instead of leather
NEW YORK (AP) — Staring contests, shouting matches, some shoving. Even a near mix-up with some members of the audience.
All part of the pregame show, if you will, when heavyweight champion...
Mercedes’ Wolff fears no-deal Brexit’s effect on Formula One
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads into the new Formula One season seeking a sixth consecutive title.
It's the looming possibility of a chaotic rupture of the United Kingdom from the European Union that would be most problematic.
"That is a nightmare scenario that I don't want to even envisage," Wolff said on Monday, the opening day of preseason testing near Barcelona.
Indictment: Hackers charged with making threats to schools
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two computer hackers were charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools and other institutions in the U.S. and Britain, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The men are members of Apophis Squad, a worldwide collective of hackers intent on using the internet to "sow chaos," the Department of Justice said in Los Angeles.
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking.
The Latest: Dutch say no-deal Brexit could hit 50 medicines
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local):
Dutch health authorities say that the supply of some 50 medicines used to treat life-threatening illnesses could be jeopardized if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.
However, the health ministry is not publishing the list, fearing it could lead to hoarding and price rises.
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21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place.
The Grammy-nominated rapper and his music are so deeply associated with Atlanta that the notion he was actually born in England and brought to the U.S. as a child felt downright bizarre.
The Latest: May says she won’t completely remove backstop
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled exit from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May has told business leaders in Northern Ireland that she is seeking changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement but not the total removal of the backstop plan that is the most contentious part of the deal.
The Latest: EU’s Barnier makes case for Irish backstop
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):
The EU's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said once again that the controversial Irish border provision within the withdrawal agreement with Britain is the "only operational solution available" for the country's orderly exit from the bloc.
The so-call Irish backstop is designed to keep an open border between the United Kingdom's Northern Ireland and EU member state Ireland.
Sour surprise for sweets: Brexit may raise German candy cost
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German gummy bears, chocolate and licorice are popular sweets in Britain, but aficionados there might have to start stockpiling if they don't want to go cold turkey when the country leaves the European Union.
German candy retailers are worried that exporting sweets to the United Kingdom will become as slow as molasses after Brexit day on March 29, with new, unclear customs regulations potentially causing supply shortages and price increases.
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.
Spanish police seize marijuana heading to UK, Netherlands
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have seized 2,700 kilograms (6,000 pounds) of marijuana bound for the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday that Civil Guard officers in Barcelona arrested 25 people in the operation, which the ministry said was the largest-ever seizure of marijuana in Spain.
Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ is a trans-Atlantic love letter
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is one that's both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug. It's called "Sex Education" and it's like a classic John Hughes high school comedy bloomed in the United Kingdom.
"It's very much a contemporary British love letter to American high school films," says series star Gillian Anderson of "The X-Files" fame.
Egypt repatriates smuggled ancient artifact from UK
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says it has repatriated an illegally smuggled artifact from the United Kingdom.
Tuesday's statement says the newly recovered relief with cartouche of King Amenhotep I from the 18th dynasty had been on display at a London auction house.
It says the relief was originally exhibited at the open museum of the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor. It didn't say how the artifact was smuggled out of the country.
The Latest: Dutch-based Brits get Brexit transition period
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):
The Dutch government says it will let British citizens living in the Netherlands remain in the country for 15 months in the event of a no-deal Brexit and offer them the opportunity to apply for residency permits.
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UK-based auto supplier investing $8M in South Carolina site
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a United Kingdom-based automotive engineering company is expanding operations in South Carolina with a new facility though an $8.2 million investment.
State officials told news outlets Thursday that VTL Precision will invest the money in the new site in Goose Creek. It will join the company's existing operations in North Charleston and create 10 jobs.
Charge reduced against man who lost diplomatic immunity
NEW YORK (AP) — The top charge against a man who lost his diplomatic immunity after he was charged in a domestic violence case has been reduced to a misdemeanor.
The New York Post reports that a felony assault charge against Youseff Amroche was reduced Monday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
The newspaper said a prosecutor told a judge there was insufficient evidence to support the felony charge.
Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say
LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union.
The Anglican leaders urged politicians and the public to insert civility into the debate amid intense discussions over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Amid turmoil, the bishops offered prayer.
A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Voters across the United Kingdom backed leaving the EU by a vote of 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent in a referendum that was held on June 23, 2016. Voter turnout was 72.2 percent, the highest for any U.K. election since 1992.
The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom.
Mark Rutte said the remaining 27 EU members won't adjust the deal if British Prime Minister Theresa May loses a Dec. 11 parliamentary vote.
Venezuelan opposition asks UK bank not to give Maduro gold
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A pair of Venezuelan opposition leaders urged the Bank of England on Friday not to hand over $550 million worth of gold sought by President Nicolas Maduro, saying officials in the South American country would either steal the gold or use it to finance its dictatorial government.
The Latest: N Ireland party leader rejects Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):
The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has used her keynote speech at the annual conference to reject the British government's planned Brexit deal.
Arlene Foster said in Belfast on Saturday that the deal agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May is unacceptable and must be improved upon in the weeks ahead.
‘Weinstein Effect’ goes global as powerful men confronted
The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders. Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the "Weinstein Effect" is rippling across the globe.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has misinterpreted British crime statistics and wrongly blamed terrorism as the driving factor behind higher numbers. Terror attacks in Manchester and London that killed 35 people only account for 1/100th of a percent of the total number of crimes recorded in the report, and homicides are actually down 2 percent.