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May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May was met with sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal. A day after she postponed a crucial vote on the deal in …

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Britain’s opposition split over best way to oust May

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s main opposition parties squabbled on Tuesday over the best way to get rid of Theresa May and her unpopular Brexit deal as she toured Europe to try and salvage it. May’s government was under pressure a day after the prime minister postponed a …

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What next now May has delayed Brexit deal vote?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | What happens now after Prime Minister Theresa May threw the Brexit process into fresh disarray after deferring a vote on her deal in parliament? The embattled leader said she would seek assurances from EU leaders to assuage British lawmakers’ concerns, but faces seemingly implacable …

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What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May appears likely to lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday. Defeat in the House of Commons is almost certain to lead to either a no-confidence vote …

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EU ministers raise privacy concerns in e-evidence bill

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU ministers raised concerns Friday about whether citizens’ rights are protected in a bill aimed at speeding up investigators’ access to email and other digital evidence in cross-border terrorism cases. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, introduced the bill in April to help prosecutors …

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UK’s May offers more say for MPs to save Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May sought Thursday to woo MPs with a promise of more power over the next stage of Brexit as she fought to save her EU withdrawal deal ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week. May said lawmakers could have …

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EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to …

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May accused of misleading MPs over Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May was accused on Wednesday of misleading MPs over her Brexit deal as her government published legal advice likely to increase opposition to the agreement ahead of a crucial vote next week. Scottish National Party (SNP) lawmaker Ian Blackford was …

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EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to …

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