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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...

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...

Experts: Travel bans, business closures could hurt economy

By IVAN MORENO | February 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travel restrictions and business closures aimed at stopping the spread of a new virus that has killed more than 300 people in China could end up causing ripple effects that harm the global economy, experts say.“When you stop planes...

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...

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...

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...

Trump rails against Democratic rivals ahead of Iowa caucuses

By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING | January 30, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his top Democratic presidential rivals Thursday, taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa and the crucial battleground state of Michigan.With Democrats set to hold...

Tricky trade-offs for states in Trump’s new Medicaid offer

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday offered states more control over Medicaid spending for some of their poorest residents, but first governors must accept a limit on how much the feds kick in.That's a potentially tricky deal for states...

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...

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...