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Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push today for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. Johnson was forced to abandon his promise to leave the European Union on October …

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British PM could target election as EU mulls Brexit extension

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on October 31. In tense parliamentary votes on …

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Britain’s Johnson races Brexit clock as deadline looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes Tuesday that could decide if he still has a reasonable shot at securing his EU divorce by next week’s deadline. The UK is entering a cliffhanger finale to a drama that has divided families and …

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British PM Johnson prepares fresh Brexit push

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to Monday make a second attempt to ram his EU divorce deal through parliament and avoid the political damage of delaying Brexit next week. Another momentous week in the tortuous saga could end with Johnson engineering a divorce from Brussels …

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EU moves to ratify Brexit accord despite delay request

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brussels officials on Sunday pressed on with plans to ratify the divorce deal as European leaders considered Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reluctant request for a Brexit delay. Ambassadors and senior officials from the other 27 members states met Sunday after British MPs forced Johnson to send …

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Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit ‘chaos’

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out “Brexit Muppet” leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens. Staff at Europe’s busiest seaport have stepped up a campaign to ensure lorry drivers, …

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Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs gathered on Saturday for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal for a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty. Parliament was holding its first Saturday sitting since the …

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Johnson tells MPs ‘no better outcome’ than his Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday there was “no better outcome” to the tortuous Brexit process than his divorce deal, as he scrambled to get MPs behind the agreement ahead of a knife-edge vote in parliament. The day before the House of Commons meets …

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British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the …

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Brexit deal ‘possible this week’: EU’s Barnier

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain’s exit terms before a summit of EU leaders starting …

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