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EU chief says Brexit deal ‘possible but huge challenge’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU President Donald Tusk said Friday that a Brexit deal in December was possible but a “huge challenge” and gave Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May 10 days to act. Tusk issued the ultimatum after crunch talks with May on the sidelines of a Brussels summit, …

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EU to vote on relocation of agencies after Brexit

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax on Monday when 27 EU states pick the new host cities for two London-based regulatory agencies. In a process only half-jokingly compared to the Eurovision Song Contest, ministers will vote …

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EU warns Brexit talks clock is ticking

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU warned Britain on Thursday that time is running out to reach a divorce deal by the end of the month, a necessary step to guarantee moving the Brexit process on to trade negotiations. As Brexit talks resumed in Brussels, concerns are growing among EU …

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EU summit to throw Britain a Brexit bone

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU leaders are set to extend an olive branch to British Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Brussels this week in a bid to break a deadlock in Brexit negotiations. The Europeans will announce that there has not been enough progress on divorce …

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Mishaps disrupt UK PM as she tries to rally party

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May urged her party Wednesday to back her to deliver bold change for Britain, but her attempt to move past Brexit splits was marred by a protest, a collapsing set and a coughing fit. The Conservative leader used her closing speech to …

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Brexit: What We Know

London, United Kingdom | AFP | As the latest round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels come to a close on Thursday, here is an outline of what we know so far about Britain’s departure from the European Union: – Timing – Following Britain’s vote to leave the EU in a June …

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‘We have fish & chips’: EU cities bid for Brexit agencies

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The battle for the spoils of Brexit began Tuesday as 23 European cities launched their bids to host two London-based EU regulatory agencies that will be forced to leave the British capital. Slick videos and glossy brochures abounded as the EU announced that 19 cities were …

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UK PM fends off jokes about her future before summer break

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May batted off jokes about her weakened government Wednesday during her final parliamentary grilling before escaping for the summer recess. After a string of terror attacks and an electoral humiliation last month, the Conservative leader opened prime minister’s questions in …

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Brexit talks ‘get to work’ despite UK infighting

  Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU vowed to get to the “heart of the matter” as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government. Brexit minister David Davis met EU negotiator Michel Barnier for a second round of …

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