LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and British politics (all times local):European Union Council President Donald Tusk says he is “still unconvinced” about the new British proposals to unblock the stalled Brexit negotiations even after having a phone call to discuss them.Tusk also had telephone talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and joined him in his skepticism about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposals, which are supposed to be the basis for an EU-U.K. divorce deal by the end of the month.Tusk said his message to Varadkar was that the EU stands “fully behind Ireland.” In sharp contrast, he coined his message to Johnson as “we remain open, but still unconvinced.”Britain is set to leave the EU on Oct. 31 unless it seeks an extension and one is grantedCzech President Milos Zeman says both the European Union and Britain are responsible for the British decision to leave the bloc.Zeman was talking to reporters at the end of a two-day meeting Thursday with the presidents of Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, whose countries form a group known as Visegrad Four. They also invited the presidents of Slovenia and Serbia to join the talks at Lany Castle outside Prague.Outspoken Zeman says… Read full this story
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