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NIreland police say IRA dissidents planned Brexit truck bomb

February 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Irish Republican Army dissidents planted a bomb on a truck that was intended to explode on the day Britain left the European Union last week, police in Northern Ireland said Thursday.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a Belfast...

Editorial Roundup: US

By The Associated Press | February 5, 2020

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:———Feb. 5The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, being removed from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:House...

EU focuses on Balkans for enlargement after Brexit

By RAF CASERT | February 5, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Down one country with the departure of Britain, the European Union's executive proposed a new system for adding members in a move made all the more urgent by French objections to open enlargement talks with two Western Balkan nations.The...

UK and EU clash over trade with 11 months to make a deal

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT | February 3, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a post-Brexit trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues.U.K. Prime Minister...

Days after Brexit, UK navy arrives in Belgium for war games

February 3, 2020

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Britain may have just left the European Union, but the country's navy was the first to arrive for U.S.-led war games over the next six months across Europe.The Royal Navy was busy Monday offloading heavy military vehicles in...

EU demands access to UK waters in order to sign trade deal

February 3, 2020

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...

Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

By GREGORY KATZ | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech to spell out his government's negotiating stance.Foreign...

Brexit: Day 1 brings talk of EU unity with trade talks ahead

By DANICA KIRKA | February 1, 2020

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...

Brexit no detour for migrants hoping to cross Channel to UK

By Associated Press | February 1, 2020

CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants and refugees waiting by the French side of the English Channel say Brexit hasn't derailed their determination to cross over to pursue better lives in Britain.Mingled alongside police officers in the French port of Calais,...

The EU’s new center point after Brexit: A field in Bavaria

By CHRISTOPH NOELTING | February 1, 2020

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...

Brexit turns sea crossing into journey through dimensions

By JOHN LEICESTER | January 31, 2020

IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (AP) — As the lumbering ferry left behind the coast of France, its bow cutting through the inky darkness of the English Channel, the United Kingdom — its destination that would soon loom large through the mist and rain — was...

Media outlets push back against government’s Brexit video

By GREGORY KATZ and DAVID BAUDER | January 31, 2020

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 and...