Brexit referendum

European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Brexit negotiators have said there are many divergences between the 27-country bloc and the UK after the first round of negotiations aimed at defining their future relationship. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 05, 2020 - 8:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's chief negotiator in trade talks with former member Britain warned Thursday of “serious divergences" between the two sides after the conclusion of the first round of negotiations. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, Michel Barnier highlighted four main areas of...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 02, 2020 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Long-awaited trade talks between the European Union and Britain kick off Monday amid deep tensions over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away from the talks if not enough progress is made within four months. Britain became the first country to ever leave the EU on Jan...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to the Connection, a homelessness centre, at St Martins in the Fields, London, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Tim Clarke/Pool Photo via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to the Connection, a homelessness centre, at St Martins in the Fields, London, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Tim Clarke/Pool Photo via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try...
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In this photo issued by UK parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 3rd from right, during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, 2nd right, and Home Secretary Priti Patel, left. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try to forge a new...
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In this photo issued by UK parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 3rd from right, during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, 2nd right, and Home Secretary Priti Patel, left. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 5:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try to forge a new...
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French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin, right, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. European Union ministers are putting the final touches on the mandate that will be the guide for EU negotiator Michel Barnier as he sits own with UK officials to thrash out a free trade deal over the next ten months. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 25, 2020 - 12:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator a robust mandate for free trade talks with ex-member Britain, setting up a likely clash over the U.K.’s demand to export to the continent on its own terms without the need to necessarily respect the bloc's rules and regulations...
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French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin, right, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. European Union ministers are putting the final touches on the mandate that will be the guide for EU negotiator Michel Barnier as he sits own with UK officials to thrash out a free trade deal over the next ten months. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 25, 2020 - 7:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator Michel Barnier a robust negotiating mandate to get a free trade deal with Britain, which counters several of the red lines that London has set. The 27 EU nations are insisting that if Britain wants the best possible deal in the...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier talks to journalists outside the EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Barnier meets for talks with EU envoys on the mandate that member states will give him to secure a trade deal with the United Kingdom before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 25, 2020 - 3:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers are set to approve a tough mandate for its negotiations with the United Kingdom on a free trade deal in the wake of Britain's departure last month from the bloc. EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that the EU is willing to offer the U.K. the best trade...
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European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a a media conference at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-term spending package. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 21, 2020 - 2:20 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders broke up a marathon budget summit without a deal Friday and will have to reconvene for another meeting on the divisive issue in the coming weeks. After 28 hours of talks the leaders could not find a compromise, with a half dozen wealthy member states insisting...
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