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Pound plunges as UK ministers quit over Brexit deal
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Pound plunges as UK ministers quit over Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: British five pound banknotes.November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo The pound plunged against the dollar and euro Thursday after ministers, including Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit in protest against a draft deal to exit the EU. The latest market gyrations came as the nation’s business sector gave […]

UK’s May takes Brexit deal to rebellious lawmakers
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UK’s May takes Brexit deal to rebellious lawmakers

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. – British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the […]

UK preparing ‘buffers’ for no-deal Brexit – Minister
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UK preparing ‘buffers’ for no-deal Brexit – Minister

Philip Hammond Britain’s finance minister pledged Sunday that “fiscal buffers” would be in place to deal with the potential chaos of the country crashing out of the European Union without a deal in March. Philip Hammond was speaking ahead of his speech in parliament Monday in which he is to […]

UK Prime minister holds course against mutinous party over Brexit
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UK Prime minister holds course against mutinous party over Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk after a family photograph during an ASEM summit at the European Council in Brussels on October 19, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her increasingly mutinous party on Monday to […]

Tens of thousands rally in London for new Brexit vote
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Tens of thousands rally in London for new Brexit vote

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Council in Brussels on October 17, 2018. – British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address a summit of European Union leaders in which Brexit negotiations are expected to be top of the agenda. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) […]

Tusk to ask May for ‘concrete proposals’ to break Brexit impasse
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Tusk to ask May for ‘concrete proposals’ to break Brexit impasse

EU Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (L) is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk (R) prior to a meeting in Brussels, on October 16, 2018. (Photo by OLIVIER HOSLET / POOL / AFP) EU summit host Donald Tusk on Tuesday said he will ask British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal
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Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) Scotland’s pro-independence leader vowed on Monday […]

EU workers moving to UK post-Brexit need visas, skills
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EU workers moving to UK post-Brexit need visas, skills

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leave their hotel on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS EU workers coming to settle in […]

Johnson ups the pressure as UK’s May gathers fractious party
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Johnson ups the pressure as UK’s May gathers fractious party

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she listens from her seat in the audience in the main hall on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on September 30, 2018.<br />Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her party for its annual […]

With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party
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With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / HENRY NICHOLLS Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her party for its annual conference on Sunday, under immediate attack from leading rival Boris Johnson over her strategy for pulling Britain out of the European Union. The Conservative leader arrived in […]

British opposition leader Corbyn to meet EU on Brexit
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British opposition leader Corbyn to meet EU on Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses delegates on the final day of the Labour party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will meet senior EU officials on Thursday […]

May faces new Brexit resistance in Northern Ireland
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May faces new Brexit resistance in Northern Ireland

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham British Prime Minister Theresa May’s renewed pledge to deliver Brexit without dividing the UK was met with contradictory ultimatums Friday from Northern Ireland’s unionist and nationalist parties. May returned from a bruising EU summit in Salzburg to […]

Defiant British prime minister hits back at EU over Brexit plan
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Defiant British prime minister hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / APA AND AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE Prime Minister Theresa May […]

EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans
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EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans

European Council President Donald Tusk arrives for an European Union leaders summit on October 20, 2016 at the European Council, in Brussels. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND EU Council President Donald Tusk issued a stark warning to Britain on Wednesday that its Brexit position must be “reworked”, as Prime […]

Tusk suggests EU Brexit summit to avert ‘catastrophe’
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Tusk suggests EU Brexit summit to avert ‘catastrophe’

European Council President Donald Tusk (L) shakes hands with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier before their meeting at the European Council building in Brussels on September 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Francisco Seco European leaders may need to hold an extra summit in November to clinch […]

Britain warns will not pay Brexit cash if no EU deal
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Britain warns will not pay Brexit cash if no EU deal

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London for a cabinet meeting to discuss 'no deal' Brexit preparations on September 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS Brexit minister Dominic Raab issued a fresh warning Thursday […]

Barnier rejects key elements of UK post-Brexit plan
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Barnier rejects key elements of UK post-Brexit plan

EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a joint press conference with Britain's Brexit Secretary at the European Commission in Brussels on August 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNAND EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned that two key elements of Britain’s post-Brexit trade plan are “not acceptable”, […]

Britain and EU face trade differences in Brexit talks
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Britain and EU face trade differences in Brexit talks

EU Brexit pointman Michel Barnier (L) walks past Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab (2ndL) in a hallway before a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on September 6, 2018.<br />Britain's Brexit negotiator came to meet his EU counterpart today as Brussels and London scramble to reconcile divorce demands ahead of […]

Royal Bank of Scotland says ‘planning for worst’ in Brexit
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Royal Bank of Scotland says ‘planning for worst’ in Brexit

The Royal Bank of Scotland warned Sunday that it is planning “for the worst” amid increased talk of no deal over Brexit. Chief executive Ross McEwan said RBS is setting up a new European subsidiary in Amsterdam to serve customers on the continent, but is awaiting for approval of its […]