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LONDON | UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

LONDON—Jan 16, 2019—British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by an historic margin. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union. Though defeat … Continue reading LONDON | UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

LONDON | UK spat: Theresa May, Tony Blair trade Brexit snipes

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Prime Minister Tony Blair have exchanged sniping attacks as Britain’s divorce from the European Union keeps getting uglier. May has accused Blair of “undermining” her efforts to deliver Brexit by calling for a second referendum on whether or not Britain should leave the bloc. May, of … Continue reading LONDON | UK spat: Theresa May, Tony Blair trade Brexit snipes

The Latest: Hungarian leader: ‘gloomy Sunday’ due to Brexit

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the Brexit deal (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hungary’s prime minister says it’s a “gloomy Sunday” because of the Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state TV that “no matter how well a divorce is organized, it remains a divorce.” Orban said … Continue reading The Latest: Hungarian leader: ‘gloomy Sunday’ due to Brexit

LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal Saturday, telling opponents from within her party their alternative plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union wouldn’t work. May is battling to win over rebels in her Conservative Party and and to preserve her position as prime minister after … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

LONDON | Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

LONDON— Supportive Cabinet ministers rallied around British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, trying to bolster her leadership after a barrage of resignations over Brexit, as rebel lawmakers pushed to force a leadership challenge. May is battling to save her Brexit plan, and her job, after the draft withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU … Continue reading LONDON | Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:50 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is blaming the policies of the European Union for Britain’s exit from the bloc. “If the EU wasn’t what it is now, the United Kingdom would still have been a member of a structure that respects … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to voters to back her Brexit plan Friday as she waited to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge. May answered questions from callers on a radio phone-in, the day after she vowed to stay in office and see … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit as opponents circle

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge. May was answering questions from callers on a radio phone-in Friday, the day after she vowed to stay in … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit as opponents circle