Brexit referendum

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon issues a statement on Brexit and independence in the main chamber at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Wednesday April 24, 2019. Sturgeon says she wants to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, though she acknowledges she lacks the power to make it happen on her own. Scots voted against independence by 55% to 45% in a 2014 referendum billed as a once-in-generation poll. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 8:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that she lacks the power to make that happen on her own. Scots voted against independence 55% to...
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European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, right speaks with Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as they attends the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 24, 2019 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday kick-started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it was not limiting its search to British candidates. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...
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European People's Party candidate Manfred Weber, left, and the leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party Kyriakos Mitsotakis visit an ancient temple at Nemea about 117 kilometers (73 miles) west of Athens on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Weber is in Greece for the official launch of his campaign for the May 23-26 European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)
April 23, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of...
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier briefs the media about German government's economic growth forecast for 2019, during a news conference in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year. (Foto: Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 5:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels. May's Downing St. office says the prime minister and her husband Philip started a short walking holiday in Wales on Saturday, April 14. Parliament is on an Easter break, after months of bruising battles in Parliament over Brexit that saw May's European Union divorce deal rejected by lawmakers three times. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
April 15, 2019 - 10:27 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales — but there is no pause for political rivals hoping to take over her job. The prime minister's Downing Street office said Monday that May and her husband, Philip, started a short...
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A British Union flag is flown behind a European Union flag during demonstrations near Parliament in London, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Just days away from a no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders meet Wednesday to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay to its departure from the bloc. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 15, 2019 - 6:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit may be causing all sorts of uncertainty in Britain but it doesn't seem to be putting off foreign investors. In a survey on corporate deal-making published Monday, consulting and accounting firm EY says Britain is the top investment destination in the world for the first time in...
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British MEP Nigel Farage speaks during the launch of the Brexit Party's European election campaign, Coventry, England, Friday, April 12, 2019. On Friday, Nigel Farage launched the campaign of his newly formed Brexit Party. The former U.K. Independence Party leader said delays to Brexit were "a willful betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of this nation." (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 12, 2019 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — British politicians on both sides of the Brexit divide are launching campaigns for an election that may never take place: the contest for U.K. seats in the European Parliament. Britain was due to have left the EU before European elections in late May. But with Parliament still...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the media as he leaves the building at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, April 11, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
April 11, 2019 - 8:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's drive for a swift end to the European Union's long-running, slow-moving Brexit crisis divided a summit that finally granted Britain another delay in leaving the bloc. Over a dinner of scallops and cod, 27 European leaders wrangled between a long-...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Asian markets retreated Thursday on news that most U.S. Federal Reserve officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year. But several said their views could shift with incoming data. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 11, 2019 - 4:24 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Thursday after Britain secured a new deadline for its exit from the European Union. It now has until Oct. 31 to leave the bloc, but worries that lawmakers won't agree on a deal by then weighed on trading. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.1% to 7,417...
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