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Johnson sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

10 October, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament. Johnson had previously said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for … Read More

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Italy, France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

09 September, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

ROME (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations. Italy has long complained that it has been left alone to deal with the hundreds of thousands of … Read More


I’d rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit, Johnson affirms

09 September, 2019 2:26 am 2:26 am

WAKEFIELD, England – Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the European Union to delay Brexit beyond October 31. But the PM declined to say if he would resign if a postponement – which he has repeatedly ruled out – had to happen. Mr … Read More

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EU imposes duties of up to 18% on Indonesian biodiesel

08 August, 2019 9:51 am 9:51 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers. “The new import duties are imposed on a provisional basis and the investigation will continue with a possibility to impose definitive … Read More

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Johnson’s top aide says lawmakers can’t stop no-deal Brexit

08 August, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers will be unable to stop a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 by bringing down Britain’s government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide has advised, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Dominic Cummings, one of architects of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, … Read More


Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

08 August, 2019 9:19 am 9:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra £2.1 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a divorce deal at the end of October. The new government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which took … Read More

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EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson

07 July, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen. The three-year Brexit crisis could be about to deepen as Johnson’s pledge to leave the EU … Read More

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Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula nominated as first woman to lead EU...

07 July, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

BRUSSELS (Web Desk) – European Union leaders have nominated German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, the first woman for the top job, to head up the European Commission as part of a proposal over who should run the EU’s top institutions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “For the position of Commission president, Ursula von … Read More

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Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

06 June, 2019 11:29 pm 11:29 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom … Read More

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Brexit delay gives some relief to UK housing market: RICS

06 June, 2019 9:11 am 9:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit-battered housing market steadied in May and a measure of prices improved as the delay in the country’s European Union exit gave some encouragement to buyers, a survey showed on Thursday. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) house price measure – the difference between members reporting price rises and falls … Read More

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Don’t fret, Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out ‘...

06 June, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

DOONBEG, Ireland (Reuters) – Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as US president sought to reassure the country that Britain’s exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbour. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar used a meeting with Trump, who has been a vocal supporter of Brexit, to underline … Read More

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UK private sector reports sluggish underlying growth

06 June, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s private sector reported sluggish underlying growth last month as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on many businesses, the Confederation of British Industry said on Sunday. Britain’s economy grew solidly in the first three months of this year, according to official data, boosted in part by factories stockpiling raw materials ahead of … Read More


Seven up – Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crow...

05 May, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up with seven candidates now throwing their hat into the ring, saying they would succeed where she failed by taking a deeply-divided Britain out of the European Union. May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, … Read More


May says Brexit legislation to have ‘improved package of measuresR...

05 May, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a “new bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament before she leaves office. After failing three times to get parliament’s approval for her Brexit deal, the government will … Read More


May, ministers agree must ratify Brexit deal by summer break

05 May, 2019 10:31 pm 10:31 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government agreed on Tuesday that it was “imperative” to ratify Britain’s exit from the European Union before the summer break, setting out the clearest deadline so far for Brexit and the prime minister’s possible departure. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU, … Read More