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Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

TOKYO: There is still time to find a solution to Britain’s exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky “backstop” that has stymied progress. Speaking to Japanese and German business leaders in Tokyo, Merkel stressed that “on the one ...

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Britain’s Theresa May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament s backing on Tuesday to renegotiate her Brexit deal – a major policy reversal that sets up a new standoff with the EU after it ruled out any change. May s dramatic decision to abandon a pact she herself sealed with the ...

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British must tell us what they want: Dutch PM

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that time is running out to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and urged the British to make up their minds. “It is now up to the British to indicate what they want,” he told reporters in The Hague ...

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British PM says Brexit date should not be delayed

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said the date of Brexit should not be delayed but did not rule out the prospect as she faces mounting calls to request an extension. “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed,” May told parliament on the eve of ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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Prince William flies air ambulance to hospital

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William, a former pilot, flew one of London Air Ambulance’s helicopters to mark his appointment as patron of the service’s 30th anniversary campaign. William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, previously worked as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance in eastern England, a role ...

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Why the UK can still be strong after Brexit

PARIS: Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote at home. Although Britain is neither a superpower nor in possession of an empire, the country still has the military might, ...

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Britain can ‘turn a corner’ in 2019: Theresa May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May said in her New Year’s address that Britain can turn a corner in 2019 and move forward with optimism – if parliament backs her Brexit deal. “New Year is a time to look ahead and in 2019 the UK will start a new chapter,” May ...

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London’s Gatwick airport sold to French Vinci conglomerate

PARIS–AFP: French building conglomerate Vinci said it was adding Gatwick airport, Britain’s second-busiest, to the dozens of hubs it already owns, booking a majority stake for nearly three billion pounds. The purchase of Gatwick, which is Europe’s eight-biggest airport and runs the busiest single runway in the world, comes only ...

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Two arrests over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

GATWICK AIRPORT: Two people were arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption affected tens of thousands of passengers during the pre-Christmas getaway. Drones were first sighted hovering around Britain’s second-busiest air hub on Wednesday, grinding the ...

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