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LONDON | May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

LONDON— In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. But she faces a backlash from her many political opponents and a fierce battle … Continue reading LONDON | May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

LONDON— The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament’s Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain’s departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving. Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that “while I hope one day the U.K. will return, in the meantime this agreement … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

BRUSSELS | EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced intensifying pressure from her divided Conservative government that could yet scuttle a deal. Britain leaves the EU on March 29 — the first country ever to do so — but a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

LONDON | Bank of England chief hints he will stay to help with Brexit

LONDON — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm of the central bank for longer than planned to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union as smoothly as possible. Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June 2019 departure, Carney told … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England chief hints he will stay to help with Brexit

BRUSSELS | EU promises UK unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit

BRUSSELS— The European Union is promising Britain an unparalleled trade partnership if Brexit is concluded on amicable terms. Both sides are still seeking a full U.K. withdrawal agreement by an October summit despite a series of outstanding issues and barely six weeks to overcome a deadlock on the Ireland-Northern Ireland border. Beyond the border issue, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU promises UK unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit

LISBON, Portugal | UK trade minister says ‘no deal’ Brexit more likely than not

LISBON, Portugal — Lisbon has broken a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting wave of heat bakes Portugal and neighboring Spain. Portugal’s weather service said the capital reached 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, surpassing the city’s previous record of 43 C (109.4 F) set in 1981. The … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | UK trade minister says ‘no deal’ Brexit more likely than not