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British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government scrambled Monday to convince Brexit hardliners to give in at last and back Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal, though key opponents were refusing to blink. With less than two weeks to go until a potentially chaotic departure on March 29 …

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EU gives UGX 12bn to refugees in Kyaka II, Kyangwali settlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has given 12 billion shillings to support refugees. The over twelve-month project was on Thursday launched at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) country offices in Kampala. Funded through the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the project is …

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British MPs face decisive Brexit vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs must decide on Tuesday whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in a vote that could clear the way for Britain to leave the EU on March 29. As the scheduled departure date loomed nearly three years after Britons voted …

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Britain braces for make-or-break Brexit vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The European Union’s chief negotiator on Monday shut down hopes of a Brexit compromise with Brussels, saying it was up to Britain’s government and parliament to find a way forward with less than three weeks to go before the scheduled departure date. On the eve …

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Main points of draft Brexit agreement

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | British MPs will vote on a draft Brexit deal on Tuesday aimed at ensuring a smooth exit from the European Union to be followed by a transition period that could last until 2022. The agreement was voted down overwhelmingly by parliament in January but the …

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EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British and EU officials were meeting Saturday to try again to break the deadlock over their divorce deal, less than three weeks before Brexit. The two sides are trying to find a way to make the withdrawal agreement acceptable to British MPs, who have already rejected it once and …

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EU says ‘no solution’ for now to break Brexit deadlock

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday “no solution” has been found so far to break the deadlock over Brexit, a spokesman reported after the latest negotiations in Brussels. Briefing the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, Barnier said the talks “have been difficult”, spokesman Margaritis Schinas said following the …

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