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Planes, trains and bills: Britain’s big projects dilemma

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A high-speed train that won’t start. An overcrowded airport that can’t expand. A new subway line that never runs. Britain’s attempts to revive its creaking infrastructure are turning into a headache for Prime Minister Boris Johnson just as his fight with Europe over Brexit winds …

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British PM puts Brexit top of new agenda

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday put Britain’s departure from the EU at the top of the agenda, as Queen Elizabeth II read out his plans for government in a parliamentary ceremony following a sweeping election win. The monarch formally opened parliament with plenty of …

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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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EU casts doubt on credibility of Mozambique election

  Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The European Union on Friday cast doubt on the credibility of Mozambique’s ruling party’s victory in last month’s election, saying its observers detected a litany of “irregularities and malpractices” and called on authorities to clarify them. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi won a new five-year …

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement. The president, whose impeachment in the US has moved a …

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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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BREXIT DEAL!

  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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