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Brexit will make Britain ‘second-rate player’: EU’s Tusk

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain will be a “second-rate player” after Brexit, unable to compete with big powers like the US, China and EU, outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk warned Wednesday. The former Polish premier said Brexit supporters were deluded if they thought leaving the EU would bring a …

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Branson apologises to S.Africa for racially exclusionary tweet

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  British billionaire and Virgin founder Richard Branson apologised on Tuesday for posting a picture on Twitter he admitted “clearly lacked diversity” as he launched his new entrepreneurship development centre in South Africa. On Monday he tweeted a picture of himself and eight others captioned …

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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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  EU’s Juncker says ‘fair’ Brexit deal agreed with UK Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that Brussels had come to an agreement with Britain on a Brexit withdrawal agreement to be presented to EU leaders. “Where there is a will, …

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EU, UK seen closing in on ‘possible’ Brexit text

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU were seen to be closing in on a detailed draft Brexit deal on Tuesday, although officials voiced scepticism it would be ready in time for a key European summit this week. The pound jumped to its highest level in five months on …

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Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain and the European Union on Monday entered a pivotal week that will determine if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms — and when Brexit might finally occur. Queen Elizabeth II is due to step into the fray by performing her …

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