LONDON Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government's plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy.
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DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister on Friday welcomed Theresa May's speech in Florence calling for a Brexit transition deal, but said a lot of work was still required before the EU could move on to the next phase of talks with Britain.
LONDON Sterling skidded against the dollar and the euro on Friday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to give any concrete details for how Britain might retain preferential access to Europe's single market.
DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday gave a "cautious welcome" to a speech in Florence by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who called for Britain to stay in the single market under its current terms during a two-year transition period.
BRUSSELS The head of the European Parliament's biggest group, the centre-right European People's Party, said British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit on Thursday did not clarify London's position and had left him more concerned than before.
FLORENCE, Italy Britain is not prepared to pay for access to the European Union's single market during a post-Brexit transition period, a UK government source said on Friday.
FLORENCE, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out her plan for future ties with the European Union in a speech which she hopes will help spur negotiations over the country's divorce from the bloc.
FRANKFURT Thyssenkrupp Steel and Tata Steel's plans to merge in Europe could enable them not just to cut costs but also raise prices, customers and shareholders say.
FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May said that a Brexit implementation period would last for around two years.
FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain will honour its budget commitments made during the period of its EU's membership during.
FLORENCE, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she wanted UK courts to take into account judgements made by the European Court of Justice over the issue of European Union citizens' rights.
FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union had been tough at points but made concrete progress.
FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations.
FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May said during a major speech on Brexit on Friday that membership of the European Economic Area would not suit Britain after it leaves the EU and would lead to friction.
FLORENCE, Italy Britain wants to be a strong friend to the European Union and will not block reform, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.