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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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Stop the Brexit ‘circus’, pleads UK business

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s business community on Wednesday urged politicians to avoid a “no deal” Brexit after another crushing parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May over her EU-divorce deal with Brussels. MPs will Wednesday vote on whether the country should leave the European Union without a deal in just over two weeks, …

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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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May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM

Dublin, Ireland | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel Monday to Strasbourg in a bid to “finalise” her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said. “The British prime minister is travelling to Strasbourg this evening, I understand, to try to finalise an …

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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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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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British PM presses EU for ‘one more push’ on Brexit deal

Grimsby, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union for “one more push” to strike a Brexit compromise deal and told MPs that rejecting the agreement could mean Britain never leaves. “It needs just one more push,” May told an audience of workers …

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