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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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EU’s Barnier says no-deal Brexit is default scenario

BRUSSELS: European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that no-deal Brexit was the default scenario and the fact that majority of the House of Commons was against it would not prevent it from happening. “Preparing for a no-deal scenario is more important now than ever, even though I ...

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European stocks dip at open

LONDON: European stocks eased at the open Monday, with traders awaiting the UK government’s Brexit “Plan B” after the country’s parliament voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s original EU divorce deal. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.1 percent to 6,964.28 points – its heavyweight mining sector knocked by news ...

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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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UK opposition seek election over Brexit

LONDON: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped up calls for a general election “at the earliest opportunity” to “break the deadlock” over Brexit. In a speech, he said a new government would have a fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU. He told Theresa May: “If ...

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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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US ambassador to UK Johnson warns on trade deal

NEW YORK: Donald Trump’s offer of a “quick, massive, bilateral trade deal” will not be possible if Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement is approved, the US ambassador to the UK has warned. President Trump had previously said her Brexit proposal sounded like a “great deal for the EU”. Woody Johnson ...

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EU’s Juncker tells UK: ‘Get your act together’ on Brexit

PARIS: European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker has told the UK to “get your act together” over Brexit. The top Brussels official claimed it is “entirely unreasonable” for Britons to believe it is up to the EU to “propose a solution”, as he denied he is trying to keep the UK ...

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UK can still hold 2nd Brexit referendum: France

PARIS: France says the door is still open for the United Kingdom to hold a second Brexit referendum, as a deadlock in London over the matter has raised the prospects of either a second plebiscite or a “no-deal” Brexit. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them ...

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