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UK ramps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

Britain’s government ramped up preparations Tuesday for the possibility that the country could leave the European Union in 101 days without a divorce deal — putting soldiers on standby and warning thousands of businesses and millions of...
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UK’s Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May — a largely symbolic gesture — for not putting her Brexit plan to a vote by lawmakers immediately,...
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PM May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14 — more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before...
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How Ireland beat Britain in the Brexit divorce battle

The Brexit deal marks a clear victory for Ireland — one no-one in Britain saw coming and one which has raised the Irish government’s standing at home and abroad. Ireland is tethered to Britain through a common history, enmeshed economies...
epa06603130 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend the Prime Minister's Questions in the Houses of Commons, in London, Britain, 14 March 2018. Mrs May is expected to update the Commons on Britain's reaction to the alleged involvement of Russia in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter who were attacked with a nerve agent on 04 March 2018 in Salisbury.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

PM May urges skeptical Parliament to pass Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is, and the alternative is a leap into the unknown. In essence,...
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EU leaders agree Brexit deal

The UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union has been approved by EU leaders, its chief official Donald Tusk has announced, BBC reports. The 27 leaders gave it their backing after less than an hour’s discussion in Brussels. Mr...
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May’s Brussels trip fails to yield Brexit breakthrough

Theresa May made a lightning trip to Brussels on Wednesday to lobby EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker, but left with a planned Brexit deal signing summit still in the balance, AFP reports. With less than four days until Sunday’s meeting, a European...
epa06603130 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend the Prime Minister's Questions in the Houses of Commons, in London, Britain, 14 March 2018. Mrs May is expected to update the Commons on Britain's reaction to the alleged involvement of Russia in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter who were attacked with a nerve agent on 04 March 2018 in Salisbury.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

Theresa May defends Brexit deal with EU as Government hit by resignations

epa06603130 Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend the Prime Minister’s Questions in the Houses of Commons, in London, Britain, 14 March 2018. Mrs May is expected to update the Commons on Britain’s...
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Au revoir Anglais? EU could drop English as official language after Brexit

English, the world’s second language and the main working tongue of EU institutions, may no longer be an official language of the European Union once Britain leaves the bloc, a senior EU lawmaker said on Monday. The symbolic, if impractical,...
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Merkel regrets Brexit, Juncker says it will not be the end of EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. MIA correspondent in Berlin reports that, in her statement on Friday, following the historic vote, Merkel said that she will work to...