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Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu.With little 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...

The Latest: History arrives: UK leaves EU after 47 years

January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure Friday night from the European Union:11:15 p.m.Britain has left the European Union after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.Brexit became official Friday...

After Brexit: UK leaves EU but what’s next far from certain

By JILL LAWLESS | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain is leaving the European Union after 47 years of membership. That's just the first stage of a journey that still has many twists in store.The U.K. is quitting a 28-nation bloc of almost half a billion people which for decades has...

Stocks drop again after virus declared global emergency

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 31, 2020

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...

Brexit reflections: A bumpy ride down a long, winding road

By JILL LAWLESS | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — So this is the way Britain’s European Union membership ends: Not with Big Ben’s bong, but with a whimper.The bell won't toll when the moment finally comes ; Parliament's famous clock tower is undergoing repairs because it is crumbling...

Let’s move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN | January 31, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing a prominent role “in the ever-louder cacophony of the world," despite the loss of a powerful...

AP Exclusive: History-making tunnelers look beyond Brexit

By JOHN LEICESTER | January 31, 2020

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,...

AP Interview: French ex-president regrets, shrugs off Brexit

By ANGELA CHARLTON | January 30, 2020

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,...

UK rates held as Brexit clarity shores up economic surveys

By PAN PYLAS | January 30, 2020

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...

Mr. Stop Brexit won’t give up despite UK’s departure from EU

By JO KEARNEY and GREGORY KATZ | January 30, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain is leaving the European Union on Friday night, but a persistent protester known as Mr. Stop Brexit is not giving up the fight.Steve Bray, who received his nickname from the British press, has been a thorn in the side of hardcore...

Pompeo reassures Britain on US relations after Brexit

By MATTHEW LEE | January 30, 2020

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. and Britain would retain and enhance their special relationship once the U.K. leaves the European Union this week. He also said that American unhappiness with the British...

Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment

By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS | January 30, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Friday will mark a truly historic moment, but almost nothing will happen.A few Union Jack flags will be lowered from European Union buildings in Brussels, more will be waved in jubilation by Brexiteers in London at the moment of Britain's...