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Tag Archives: Brexit

Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

Macron

PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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PM Theresa May calls for elections on Jun 8

THERESA MAY

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has called for elections to be held on Jun 8, she announced outside her Downing Street office on Tuesday (Apr 18). “I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on ...

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PM May gives Easter address as pope condemns global violence

POP

LONDON: Political and religious leaders used their Easter messages to encourage unity and peace in a divided world. Theresa May insisted Britons were uniting after the divisions of Brexit and faced a “bright future” outside the European Union. The prime minister said: “This year, after a period of intense debate ...

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First UK-China train to depart today, passing through 7 nations

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LONDON: The first rail freight service from the United Kingdom (UK) to China will reportedly depart on a 7500-mile long journey by passing through seven nations. The train with 30 containers carrying British goods will depart from Essex today for China. The goods include whiskey, soft drinks, vitamins and other ...

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London finance chief upbeat after Brexit trigger

Mark Boleat

LONDON: The outlook for London’s financial sector has improved since Brexit was triggered, insists the man charged with its policy, even as banks remain set to move some jobs abroad. Mark Boleat, who spoke after British Prime Minister Theresa May activated the process for Britain’s EU exit, nevertheless urged speedy ...

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Britain ‘steadfastly committed’ to Gibraltar – PM May

Gibraltar

LONDON: Britain is “steadfast” in its commitment to Gibraltar and will work with the territory on the southern tip of Spain to secure the best possible outcome from Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The European Union proposed on Friday offering Spain a right of veto over ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

Brexit

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Rivals Paris and London announce joint business plan

PARIS LONDON

PARIS: Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies. The two cities, which are linked by rail, have seen their rivalry intensify recently as Paris hopes to welcome finance jobs that are expected to ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

SADIQ KHAN

LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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Now is not the time, PM May tells Scotland on independence vote

LONDON/EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government “now is not the time” for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks. Her comments raised tensions with Scotland, where nationalists have called for a new ...

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