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Britain’s May seeks to sell new Brexit delay at home

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince her splintered country Thursday to accept a Brexit delay of up to six months she secured from EU leaders to the fury of many in her own party. May’s 27 EU counterparts pulled another all-nighter in …

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IMF warns rising debt makes economy more vulnerable

Washington, United States | AFP | Rising corporate and government debt levels and the sharp increase in more risky lending could leave the global economy vulnerable to another severe downturn, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday. While the concerns “aren’t all setting off alarm bells just yet,” governments will face challenges …

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Britain’s May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

Berlin, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday in a last-gasp bid to keep her country from crashing out of the European Union at the end of the week. May will also meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, seeking support …

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May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit. Still struggling to get her EU divorce deal through parliament, May is hoping European leaders will …

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Five pivotal moments behind Brexit chaos

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s decision to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union three years ago has ended up in political chaos that few could have predicted then. Here are five pivotal moments that led to this: – January 23, 2013 – Then prime minister David …

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UK issues passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover — despite Brexit being delayed and its political leaders deadlocked over how to extricate the country from the bloc. The interior ministry said Saturday that a longstanding decision to start introducing passports without reference …

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British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government redoubled its efforts Thursday to win over the main opposition party in a last-gasp bid to avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union next week. The latest round of talks came after lawmakers tried to safeguard against a doomsday ending to the …

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