Brexit

A member of protocol removes the European Union flag from the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. 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 despite the loss of a powerful affiliate. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 3:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britons counted down the hours Friday to their country’s departure from the European Union — some joyous, some sad, many just hopeful the divorce would mark the end of an anguished chapter in their country’s history. The U.K. officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time, midnight...
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A member of protocol removes the European Union flag from the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. 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 despite the loss of a powerful affiliate. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 1:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britons counted down the hours Friday to their country’s departure from the European Union — some joyous, some sad, many just hopeful the divorce would mark the end an anguished chapter in their country’s history. The U.K. officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time, midnight in...
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Pro-EU supporter Izzy Knowles, from Birmingham, England, wears a flag with a merger of the Union and EU flags during a ceremony to celebrate British and EU friendship outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 31, 2020 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britons counted down the hours Friday to their country’s departure from the European Union — some joyous, some sad, many just hopeful the divorce would mark the end an anguished chapter in their country’s history. The U.K. officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time, midnight in...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 4:50 p.m. In a symbolic move, the EU’s blue flag has been taken down from the U.K.’s permanent representation in Brussels, which is close to the EU headquarters. On the day high on symbolism, the U.K.’s Union Jack flag is set...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 2:35 p.m. The head of Gibraltar’s government says the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union “will forever live in history as a very sad day.” Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabien Picardo said the speck of British...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 9:31 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 2:15 p.m. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is “heartbroken” about Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union and wants to reassure European citizens living in the British capital they are valued friends and family...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 9:15 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 2:00 p.m. The European Union's parliament will have fewer lawmakers after the United Kingdom's departure from the bloc, 705 compared to 751. The European Parliament says that 27 of the U.K.'s 73 seats have been redistributed...
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Pro-EU supporter Izzy Knowles, from Birmingham, England, wears a flag with a merger of the Union and EU flags during a ceremony to celebrate British and EU friendship outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 31, 2020 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day — as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and the world — will still be up for debate. The EU will have to bounce back from one of its biggest...
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The Union flag is reflected in a puddle during an event called "Brussels calling" to celebrate the friendship between Belgium and Britain at the Grand Place in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 31, 2020 - 6:40 am
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 and age-worn. At this point, who isn’t? After 3½...
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British MEP Jonathan Bullock holds an Union flag as he leaves with other party members the European Parliament in Brussels to take the Eurostar train back to Britain, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.K. is due to leave the EU on Friday the first nation in the bloc to do so. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 31, 2020 - 6:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day — as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and the world — will still be up for debate. The EU will have to bounce back from one of its biggest...
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