Brexit referendum

A pole marks the new geographical center of the European Union after the Brexit in Veitshoechheim-Gadheim, southern Germany, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 01, 2020 - 2:49 am
GADHEIM, Germany (AP) — Now that the European Union includes one less country, its geographical center has shifted to the southeast — landing in a nondescript field in Bavaria. Gadheim, a village of 80 people near the German city of Wuerzburg, was ready for the bittersweet honor well before Britain...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 31, 2020 - 8:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Some prominent British and international media organizations pushed back Friday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of a prerecorded video message to mark Britain's departure from the European Union. The Associated Press and several other major news outlets declined to air...
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Brexit supporters react during a rally in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.K. is scheduled to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT Friday, the first nation in the bloc to do so. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 31, 2020 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight...
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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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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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From right, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Charles Michel participate in speak a media conference at the Parliamentarium in Brussels, 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/Virginia Mayo)
January 31, 2020 - 6:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — 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 “in the ever-louder cacophony of the world," despite the loss of a powerful affiliate. In a text published by several European...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 4:36 am
Shares were mixed in Europe and Asia on Friday, with Britain's FTSE 100 slightly lower as the midnight departure of the UK from the European Union loomed. The FTSE 100 lost 0.3% to 7,357.15, while Germany's DAX gained 0.3% to 13,199.34. The CAC 40 in Paris also rose 0.3%, to 5,889.60. U.S. futures...
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Former British Channel Tunnel worker Graham Fagg, left, and Former French Channel Tunnel worker Philippe Cozette laugh together during an interview with The Associated Press at Graham's home in Dover, England, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. By digging their way to each other deep under the English Channel, tunnelers Graham Fagg and Philippe Cozette became symbols for British-French friendship when they made the first breakthrough in the Channel Tunnel nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 31, 2020 - 4:28 am
DOVER, England (AP) — One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. Through the newly created hole, Graham Fagg, of Dover, England, and Philippe Cozette, of Calais, France,...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England attends the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Report news conference in the City of London, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates after a run of fairly firm economic data in the past week eased fears about a dramatic slowdown in the British economy. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union. The bank said in a statement that its Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the key U.K...
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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, in London, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. Pompeo is in the UK for high level trade talks ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union on upcoming Friday. (Peter Summers/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 9:23 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. and Britain would retain and enhance their special relationship once the U.K. leaves the European Union this week. He also said that American unhappiness with the British decision to allow the Chinese tech company Huawei...
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