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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons in London in this image taken from video Wednesday March 29, 2017. May will announce to Parliament that Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, ending a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory. (Parliamentary Recording Unit via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The head of the European Parliament's biggest political bloc says Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a mistake that will damage the U.K. and the EU. European People's Party chairman Manfred Weber said Wednesday that "...
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A man holds a banner as he protests in front of 10 Downing Street entrance in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 7:05 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12 p.m. Spain's Foreign Ministry has opened a special desk at its embassy in London to resolve doubts concerning the effects of Brexit on Spaniards living in Britain and Northern Ireland. A ministry statement Wednesday said the desk will provide...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo the bull statue stands in front of the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 saying that it had "very serious" concerns about the deal's impact on competition. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds. They shot down the pair's third attempt at a merger, which would have united the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, sitting below a painting of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, in 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday March 28, 2017, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. Britons voted in June to leave the bloc after four decades of membership. (Christopher Furlong/Pool Photo via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 4:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, ending a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory. Prime Minister Theresa May is due...
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Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's permanent representative in Brussels arrives at his office at the UK permanent representation to the EU in Brussels Wednesday March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty later Wednesday which will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 3:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The British pound is facing some selling pressure before the formal triggering of the country's two-year process to leave the European Union. With just hours to go before the start of the Brexit process, the pound was 0.4 percent lower...
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Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's permanent representative in Brussels arrives at his office at the UK permanent representation to the EU in Brussels Wednesday March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty later Wednesday which will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 3:05 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8 a.m. Britain's European Union envoy has arrived at his office in Brussels for a meeting, hours ahead of triggering Brexit. Tim Barrow has been in Brussels since Tuesday and he is taking part in a routine meeting of ambassadors on Wednesday...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, in 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday March 28, 2017, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. Britons voted in June to leave the bloc after four decades of membership. (Christopher Furlong/Pool Photo via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 1:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to announce in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon that she has invoked...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sit during their meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday March 27, 2017. May met with Scotland's leader Monday for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union. (Russell Cheyne/ PA via AP)
March 27, 2017 - 1:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Scotland met for talks Monday, but failed to resolve their differences over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met for an hour at...
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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, gives a speech at the Department for International Development's office at Abercrombie House in East Kilbride Scotland Monday March 27, 2017. May will later meet Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
March 27, 2017 - 8:50 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Scotland's leader Monday for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union. May was due to hold talks with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, days after...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Antalya, Turkey, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Erdogan on Friday has hit out at the head of Germany's intelligence service for comments suggesting that Berlin was not convinced over U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen's role in Turkey's failed coup. Erdogan accused the BND foreign intelligence chief Bruno Kahl of making the remarks on behalf of Germany's leaders, whom he said backed Gulen's movement.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 3:35 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the proposal at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern...
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