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Brexit’s new chapter: the ‘impossible’ trade deal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  With just days to go before Brexit, European diplomats are already hard at work for the next phase: negotiations to hammer out a future with Britain after its EU divorce. In the words of EU negotiator Michel Barnier, during the next phase of Brexit, Brussels and …

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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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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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‘I feel badly for Theresa’ – world reacts to May resignation

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation looks likely to make Britain’s looming departure from the EU even more difficult, with some suggesting a hard or “no-deal” Brexit is now almost inevitable. Here are the main international reactions to the announcement she will step down as leader …

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Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her hated EU divorce deal. The embattled British leader dangled a package of sweeteners that she hopes can resolve …

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