Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brexit

Cleaners wash the marble statue representing the Nile river placed at Rome's Capitol hill in Rome, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

BY RAF CASERT ROME (AP) — Hurt by Britain’s planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the ...
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations will hold a special Brexit summit on April 29 — one month after Britain plans to trigger divorce proceedings with the EU — to decide on the guidelines for ...
In this June 28, 2016 file photo, members of protocol adjust the British and EU flags at EU headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

BY DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation ...
In this frame grab taken from video, the result of a vote on the Brexit Bill in the House of Lords, London, in the House of Commons, London, Monday, March 13, 2017. (PA via AP)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March. Then comes the hard part — ...
Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis speaks in the House of Commons, London, Monday, March 13, 2017. (PA via AP)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons on Monday rejected an attempt to make the government promise, before the start of European Union exit talks, that it will guarantee the right of EU citizens living in the ...
In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Britain's former Prime Minister Sir John Major speaks during a Europe Forum of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — The British government promised Tuesday that it won’t strip European Union nationals of any rights without lawmakers’ approval, as it tries to persuade Parliament to authorize the start of divorce talks with the bloc. ...
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair makes a speech at an Open Britain event in central London, Friday Feb. 17, 2017. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

BY DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a campaign Friday to persuade the U.K. to rethink its decision to leave the European Union, saying those who want to remain should rise up and make ...
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven warns of 'very tough' negotiations during an interview with The Associated Press, in Stockholm, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

BY JILL LAWLESS STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has a tough-love message for Britain as it prepares to trigger its European Union exit: A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle and the U.K. ...
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a presentation of the winter economic forecast at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has a bleak forecast for the British economy in the wake of the Brexit vote but paints a more optimistic picture for the bloc as a whole. For Britain, “economic growth is projected to ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook waves at members of the media as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says the technology giant is committed to Britain’s future outside the European Union. Cook said after meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that he’s optimistic about the country’s prospects, noting ...
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