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Protestors hold pictures of Catalan high-profile separatist politicians, Clara Ponsati, Anna Gabriel and Carles Puidgemont, from left to right, who are fugitives from Spanish law after fleeing the country, during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders. Five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are converging in Barcelona's center for a mass protest. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times. The 12 were at the forefront of a secession attempt in 2017 that led to the biggest political crisis in Spain's modern history. Polls...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrive for an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (Julien Warnand, Pool Photo via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:50 p.m. EU Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier says the U.K. will remain "our economic partner, our friend and our ally" to guarantee Europe's security. Speaking after EU leaders endorsed a new withdrawal agreement, Barnier said the...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 17, 2019 - 11:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:05 p.m. European Parliament President David Sassoli says the assembly can ratify the draft Brexit agreement by Oct. 31 if it is first endorsed by EU leaders and the U.K. parliament. After speaking with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels,...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 17, 2019 - 9:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:35 p.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says there will be no extension to Britain's Oct. 31 departure from the European Union. In comments a half-hour after he stood alongside British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Juncker...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for a EPP meeting prior to an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 17, 2019 - 9:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The next president of the European Union's executive arm says the Brexit agreement between the EU and the British government bodes well for their future relationship. Ursula von der Leyen, who is set to replace Jean-Claude Juncker in...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker make prepared statements during a press point at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2019 - 8:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:50 p.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the Brexit agreement reached with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson means there is no need for a Brexit extension. Juncker said he was "happy about the deal and sad about Brexit...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 file photo, Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, center, speaks to journalists after her meeting with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at EU headquarters in Brussels. The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 votes the party has in Parliament if he is going to have any chance in getting any Brexit deal he negotiates with the European Union over the line. Little wonder then, that the party is being courted intensely by Johnson. As things stand, it’s not clear whether the party will support any deal that emerges.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
October 17, 2019 - 8:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has confirmed it won't vote for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in Parliament, saying it is not "in Northern Ireland's long term interests." The DUP says that under...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks with the media as he arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Some European Union nations are looking to extend moves against Turkey by getting more nations to ban arms exports to Ankara to protest the offensive in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:45 p.m. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has described the Brexit agreement negotiated by the British government and the European Union as "nothing less than a diplomatic feat." Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Maas said the agreement "is...
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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon delivers her keynote speech to delegates during the Scottish National Party (SNP) autumn conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The SNP is a major regional force in the Brexit debate throughout the United Kingdom. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The leader of the Scottish National Party says her party will not vote for the new Brexit deal agreed between the U.K. government and the European Union. Nicola Sturgeon says the deal announced "would take Scotland out of the...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage listens to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addressing European lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2019 - 7:03 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 p.m. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has urged the U.K. Parliament to reject the new tentative deal reached between the British government and the European Union. Farage said Thursday the deal is "just not Brexit" and would bind Britain to...
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