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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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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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May holds ‘constructive’ Brexit crisis talks with UK opposition

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May held “constructive” talks Wednesday with Britain’s opposition leader in a bid to forge a Brexit compromise that avoids a chaotic “no-deal” departure from the EU in nine days. May tore up her steadfast strategy and sought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s support …

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May seeks last-minute Brexit tie-breaker with opposition

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May was to meet on Wednesday with the leader of Britain’s main opposition party in a bid to thrash out a Brexit compromise just days before a deadline to leave the EU. The British premier was to hold talks with Labour leader …

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British PM asks for new Brexit delay to approve deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would ask the EU to again delay Brexit to avoid Britain crashing out of the bloc next week, signalling she could accept a closer relationship with Europe to break months of political deadlock. After more than seven hours …

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EU: Breaking up Big Tech not the answer

Washington, United States | AFP |  Breaking up the world’s tech titans is not the best way to counter their power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Friday, while leaving room for that eventuality as a “last resort.” “There is a risk that with the network effects, even if we …

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UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal for third time

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal for a third time, opening the way for a long delay to Brexit — or a chaotic “no deal” withdrawal in two weeks. The pound slipped as lawmakers defied May’s plea to end …

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