Monday, May 29, 2017

Brexit

In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel gestures as he talks with journalists upon his arrival in Prague, Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

BY RAF CASERT British expectations in its divorce proceedings from the European Union are “not realistic,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Friday, sending a clear warning that Britain will not escape having to foot a hefty bill for its ...
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator insisted Wednesday that Britain’s accounts must be settled before any talks on its future trade relationship with the EU can take place, as he warned that time is ...
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with employee Graeme Sharrocks, left, during a visit to IKO Polymetric factory in Chesterfield, England, while on the election campaign trail, Thursday April 27, 2017. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

BY DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economy slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the U.K.’s exit from the European Union spurred inflation and forced consumers to rein in spending. The economy expanded 0.3 ...
Entrepreneur Gina Miller answers a journalist's question as she launches the "Best for Britain" campaign for tactical voting with campaign director Eloise Todd, for the upcoming British general election at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit, launched a campaign Wednesday to back pro-EU candidates at the ballot box. Miller ...
In this image taken from video Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, standing right, speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London. (PA via AP)

BY JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday defended her decision to call an early election for June, saying it would strengthen the government’s hand in negotiations to leave the European Union. ...
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside her official residence of 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s exit from the European ...
Britain's former UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks to members of the European Parliament during a session in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. T (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday threw their weight behind the chief EU negotiator for the divorce proceedings with Britain, backing his call for phased negotiations — against the wishes of London — and demanding ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)

LONDON (AP) — Parliament’s Brexit committee says Britain’s aim of forging a new deal with the European Union in two years may be unrealistic, and the government must set out the economic implications of failure. Britain wants to strike a ...
President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat give a press conference on the EU guidelines for Brexit talks, outside the Premier's office Castille, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain’s future relationship with the bloc as early as the fall if decisive progress is made on key parts of the ...
In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, a Spanish flag flies on top of the customs house on the Spanish side of the border between Spain and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar with the Rock as a background, in La Linea de la Concepcion, Southern Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

BY ARITZ PARRA MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar expressed outrage Friday at how it said Spain is using the U.K.’s impending departure from the European Union to force renegotiations on the future of Gibraltar, the territory that Spain has been trying ...
X