Brexit

A fishing boat at work in the English Channel, off the southern coast of England, Saturday Feb. 1, 2020. The fishing industry if one of the main subjects for negotiations, after the UK left the European Union on Friday, ending 47 years of close and sometimes uncomfortable ties to Brussels. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 3:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will link any access to its market for British products directly to the access that EU boats will be given to U.K. waters, the bloc's chief negotiator said Monday. EU negotiator Michel Barnier underscored the difficulties of the trade negotiations with Britain...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the Industry Centre at the University of Sunderland, on Friday Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (Scott Heppell/Pool Photo via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 5:26 am
LONDON (AP) — If you thought the drawn-out battle over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was painful, wait until you see what comes next. While Britain formally left the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, the hard work of building a new economic relationship between the bloc and its ex-...
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A pole marks the new geographical center of the European Union after the Brexit in Veitshoechheim-Gadheim, southern Germany, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 01, 2020 - 1:49 am
GADHEIM, Germany (AP) — Now that the European Union includes one less country, its geographical center has shifted to the southeast — landing in a nondescript field in Bavaria. Gadheim, a village of 80 people near the German city of Wuerzburg, was ready for the bittersweet honor well before Britain...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 31, 2020 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Some prominent British and international media organizations pushed back Friday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of a prerecorded video message to mark Britain's departure from the European Union. The Associated Press, along with several other major news outlets, chose...
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Brexit supporters react during a rally in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.K. is scheduled to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT Friday, the first nation in the bloc to do so. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 31, 2020 - 5:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 4:50 p.m. In a symbolic move, the EU’s blue flag has been taken down from the U.K.’s permanent representation in Brussels, which is close to the EU headquarters. On the day high on symbolism, the U.K.’s Union Jack flag is set...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 7:01 am
Stock markets turned lower again on Friday after world health authorities declared the virus pandemic that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency. Germany's DAX fell 0.3% to 13,116 and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.4% to 5,848 after new figures showed the country's...
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Former British Channel Tunnel worker Graham Fagg, left, and Former French Channel Tunnel worker Philippe Cozette laugh together during an interview with The Associated Press at Graham's home in Dover, England, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. By digging their way to each other deep under the English Channel, tunnelers Graham Fagg and Philippe Cozette became symbols for British-French friendship when they made the first breakthrough in the Channel Tunnel nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 31, 2020 - 3:49 am
DOVER, England (AP) — One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. Through the newly created hole, Graham Fagg, of Dover, England, and Philippe Cozette, of Calais, France,...
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Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing speaks during an interview of the Associated Press in Paris,, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Giscard d'Estaing, 93, who spent much of his life working to forge a united Europe, told The Associated Press in an interview that he regrets Brexit but that Britain's departure isn't a fatal blow for the European Union. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 30, 2020 - 2:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who has spent much of his 93 years working to forge a united Europe, is remarkably blasé about Brexit. Barely 24 hours before Britain becomes the first country to quit the European Union, Giscard d'Estaing called it a “step backward”...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England attends the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Report news conference in the City of London, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates after a run of fairly firm economic data in the past week eased fears about a dramatic slowdown in the British economy. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 11:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union. The bank said in a statement that its Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the key U.K...
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