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May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

03 March, 2019 10:08 pm 10:08 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from May’s weakened grasp as she struggled … Read More

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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

03 March, 2019 8:53 pm 8:53 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership. Marchers set off in central London with banners proclaiming “the best deal is no Brexit” and … Read More

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Britain in Brexit chaos – parliament crushes May’s EU deal again

03 March, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay. MPs voted against May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU … Read More

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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggle over Brexit compromise

02 February, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union on Thursday played down the chances of clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were edging closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over the British parliament. May is trying to get changes to the divorce package before … Read More

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Britain does not support total Huawei network ban

02 February, 2019 3:45 pm 3:45 pm

(Reuters) – British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite US allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people with knowledge of the matter said. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over … Read More

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Britain’s financial heartland unbowed as Brexit risks deepen

02 February, 2019 2:32 pm 2:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial services industry has emerged largely unscathed so far from the build-up to Brexit, with about 2,000 roles expected to have moved or been created overseas even as the risk of a disorderly exit grows, a new Reuters survey showed. Many bankers and politicians predicted Britain’s vote to leave the European … Read More

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EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

01 January, 2019 6:43 pm 6:43 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2. Britain is due to leave the EU at midnight of March 29th, … Read More

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PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line

01 January, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain’s exit from the European Union in disarray just 10 weeks before it is due to leave. Lawmakers voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst defeat in modern … Read More

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Britain launches task force to tackle dirty money

01 January, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will work with the financial industry to crack down on fraud, corruption and dirty money by launching a task force that will include senior banking figures, the finance ministry said on Monday. The chief executives of Santander, Lloyds and Barclays banks will be among members of the Economic Crime Strategic Board, … Read More

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UK ministers think May’s Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives

12 December, 2018 9:13 am 9:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Most of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior ministers think her Brexit plan is dead and are discussing different options including a second referendum. May, who said that she hoped to get further assurances about her plan from European Union leaders despite a fruitless trip to Brussels, was likely to be faced … Read More

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Brexit committee slams May’s deal in latest blow ahead of vote

12 December, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was condemned as “a huge step into the unknown” by a committee of MPs responsible for scrutinising it, in the latest blow to her efforts to win parliamentary approval for it this week. May is battling to win support for a Brexit deal which will define … Read More

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I will be PM to take Britain out of EU, says May

12 December, 2018 8:11 am 8:11 am

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Theresa May said she would be the prime minister to take Britain out of the European Union and that parliament should back her Brexit deal to ensure certainty for the future. May sealed a deal with EU leaders last Sunday that would see Britain leave the bloc on March 29 with … Read More

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With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Nort...

10 October, 2018 9:09 am 9:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will tell parliament on Monday that 95 percent of Britain’s divorce deal has now been settled but will repeat her opposition to the European Union’s proposal for the land border with Northern Ireland. Facing some of the fiercest criticism to date over her Brexit plans after the two … Read More

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Britain, France, Germany call for ‘credible investigation’ into...

10 October, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany called on the Saudi and Turkish authorities on Sunday to mount a “credible investigation” into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were treating the incident with “the utmost seriousness”. “There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and – … Read More

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EU negotiators say Brexit deal ‘very close’ but details missing

10 October, 2018 8:09 am 8:09 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiators believe a divorce deal with Britain is “very close”, diplomatic sources said, in a sign a compromise on the most contentious issue – the future Irish border – might be in the making though details were scarce. The EU signalled on Thursday it was engaging with new … Read More

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