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Brexit's choice for EU, UK: firm friends or nearby rivals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The New Year could finally bring a fresh start and a commitment to let bygones be bygones for Britain and the European Union. But don’t bet on it. ...

UK, EU on cusp of striking Brexit trade deal at last

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and right into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic ...

Deadline comes knocking: Is there hope left for Brexit deal?

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facing yet another self-imposed Brexit deadline on Sunday, the chief negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom were making last-ditch efforts to bridge differences on a tr...

UK, EU head for supper showdown over Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of Britain and the European Union will meet Wednesday for a dinner that could pave the way to a post-Brexit trade deal — or tip the two sides toward a chaotic economic rupture ...

EU, UK enter tension-filled week seeking post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Monday entered yet another tension-filled week as they sought a belated post-Brexit trade deal that needs to be vetted and get legislative app...

Negotiators hunker down as Brexit talks hit final weeks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid the din of diplomatic diatribes, European Union and British negotiators hunkered down Tuesday to seek compromises on everything from fishing rights to business competition rules, ...

Key week in EU-UK talks kick off with confidence low

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and recently departed EU member Britain are entering a crucial week of talks, hoping to salvage a rudimentary trade deal within weeks despite a negotiating climate s...

EU to UK: stop playing 'games' with Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pleading with Britain to stop playing “games" as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month. The sides committed to a n...

UK-EU Brexit talks deadlocked as clock ticks down

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on their future relationship in the wake of Brexit have ground to a near-standstill despite the urgency for progress before a su...

EU-UK talks struggle amid pandemic, cross-Channel division

BRUSSELS (AP) — Slowed by the coronavirus pandemic and whipped up by a U.K.-imposed deadline, talks between the European Union and Britain on their future relationship in the wake of Brexit are strugg...

EU approves tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks

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 ...

Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment

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 ...

France rejects 11-month deadline UK sets on EU trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — France made it clear Friday that it does not want to be shackled to the tight deadline British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to impose for the upcoming free trade talks betwe...

UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battl...

Trick or treat? EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

BRUSSELS (AP) — As if Brexit hadn't spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween. ...