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May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:13 PM

May faces backlash over the plan from Brexit hardliners in her Conservative Party who say it gives too many concessions to the EU, but she is supported moderates and there has been no challenge to her leadership

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in central London on July 10, 2018. Photo by Simon Dawson/AFP

May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:26 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's dramatic resignation follows those of Brexit minister David Davis and his deputy Steve Baker overnight over May's plans to keep Britain economically close to the bloc

DOWNING STREET. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018 Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves from 10 Downing street after attending a National Security Council meeting in London. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

EU negotiator warns Britain: time to choose Brexit future

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:58 AM

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warns that Britain faces 'unavoidable' trade barriers after Brexit if it also quits the bloc's single market and customs union

LEAD NEGOTIATOR. European Union Chief Negotiator in charge of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier gives a press after a General affairs council debate on the article 50 concerning Brexit in Brussels, at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 29, 2018. John Thys/AFP

EU says Britain must obey its laws during transition

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The EU's insistence on keeping the 'status quo' during that time prompts furious Brexit-supporting lawmakers to cause fresh trouble for embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May

FOLLOW THE RULES. European Union Chief Negotiator in charge of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier gives a joint press after a General affairs council debate on the article 50 concerning Brexit in Brussels, at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 29, 2018. John Thys/AFP

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:32 AM

Brexit Secretary David Davis's move is seen as an attempted concession to Conservative rebels who may defy the government this week by voting against separate Brexit legislation transferring existing EU laws to Britain

LANDMARK. In this file photo, Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

May and Juncker agree to 'accelerate' Brexit talks

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:56 AM

May came to Brussels on short notice for a working dinner with Juncker as fears grow that negotiations on Britain's exit from the bloc in 2019 could end without an agreement

FLYING PROUD. A Union Jack (R) hangs down next to European Union flags fluttering in front of the European Commission building in Brussels on October 16, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

British PM heads to Brussels to unblock Brexit talks

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:21 PM

May is hoping for a breakthrough that will bolster her position and ease some of the uncertainty around Britain's withdrawal

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip May (R) leave after attending the Sunday morning service at a church in her Maidenhead constituency in Berkshire, east of Reading in southern England, on October 8, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

Brexit negotiators clash as talks resume

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier insists that he would not discuss Theresa May's call for a two-year post-exit transition deal until there was progress on key issues

European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain, Michel Barnier (R) and British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis give a joint press conference during the negotiation of Brexit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on September 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS

UK negotiator dismisses reports of $54-B Brexit bill

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:29 PM

David Davis stresses that Britain 'would not under any circumstances' accept the supremacy of the European Court of Justice after the transition period

The British Union flag (L) and the EU (European Union) flag (R) fly from flag poles in London on March 2, 2017.  Britain's Finance minister Philip Hammond earlier this week said he would keep chopping away at the deficit to get Britain fit to face Brexit, as he prepares to deliver his budget on March 8. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SORABJI

2nd round of Brexit talks set for July 17

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Britain s Brexit minister David Davis will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier for talks followed by a meeting of coordinators and negotiating groups

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:22 AM

In carefully choreographed talks EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit minister David Davis agree to discuss divorce issues before negotiations on a future trade deal can start

TALKS START. British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (R) and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain, Michel Barnier leave after addressing a press conference at the end of the first day of Brexit negotiations at the European Commission in Brussels on June 19, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Britain, EU to start historic Brexit talks

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Britain already appears to have capitulated to the EU s insistence that talks first focus on 3 key divorce issues before moving onto the future EU UK relationship and a possible trade deal

BREXIT CHIEFS. A combination of file pictures created in London on June 15, 2017 shows (L-R) European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier and British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis. Ben Stanstall and Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

'Somber' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The government s current weakness has fueled criticism of its approach to Brexit and given rise to notions that the government might pursue a softer tone

UNION JACK. Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

EU wants 'sufficient progress' on Brexit divorce before talks on new ties

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:57 AM

UPDATED The draft guidelines obtained by Agence France Presse call for a phased approach that prioritizes an orderly withdrawal that reduces the disruption caused by Britain s departure in March 2019

DIVORCE UP AHEAD. Demonstrators fly an EU and a Union flag during a rally following an anti Brexit, pro-European Union (EU) march in London on March 25, 2017, ahead of the British government's planned triggering of Article 50 next week. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain plans for all options as Brexit nears

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Speculation mounts that the process for Britain s withdrawal from the European Union could begin in the next few days

UK publishes draft bill on triggering Brexit

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill asks parliament to give Prime Minister Theresa May authority to start the formal mechanism by which Britain will leave the bloc

New envoy as resignation rocks Britain's Brexit plans

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Downing Street announces that Tim Barrow a former ambassador to Moscow who has previously served in Brussels would take over from Ivan Rogers as Britain heads into the talks on its divorce from the EU

A British Union flag flies near the Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as Big Ben, opposite the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 7, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit interim deal 'only if necessary' – minister

Dec 15, 2016 - 9:03 AM

Britain s divorce from the European Union could be implemented gradually but the terms of the break up should be agreed within 18 months Brexit minister David Davis says

A British Union flag flies near the Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as Big Ben, opposite the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 7, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit talks have 'intense' 15-month window – EU negotiator

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:26 PM

If Britain triggers the two year divorce process in March 2017 as Prime Minister Theresa May has promised following Britain s June vote to leave then formal negotiations are unlikely to start until May 2017

UK government to appeal Brexit court ruling

Nov 04, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Brexit minister David Davis says the government would fight the ruling insisting that result of the referendum must be respected

APPEAL. In this file photo, Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

UK Tories unified with Brexiteers: The new establishment

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The jubilant mood at the annual Conservatives conference is being led by its hardline euroskeptics – for years the awkward squad within the party

Delegates attend the second day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 3, 2016. Oli Scarff/AFP