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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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Sterling stunned by UK election shock, fallout limited elsewhere

PARIS: Sterling spiralled lower on Friday as British elections left no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. With the majority of seats counted in the snap vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May had ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid confirms he will stand in the General Election

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has confirmed he will be standing in June’s General Election. Mr Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has served the Bromsgrove constituency, which includes Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley, for the last seven years and he hopes to ‘continue delivering for local people’ into ...

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Polling stations open across England

LONDON: Polling stations have opened for voting in England’s local council and mayoral elections. There are nearly 2,400 positions being elected, including the first votes for six new combined authority mayors created under devolution deals. Elections are also taking place in county, unitary and metropolitan councils and for local council ...

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London stocks plunge as May calls snap UK election

LONDON stocks plunged, dragging Europe lower after Britain called a snap general election, fuelling political uncertainty ahead of Brexit but also a tight presidential race in France. Indices were hit also by falling metals prices, traders said, as investors returned to their desks after a four-day Easter break. At the ...

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