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BRUSSELS | May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

BRUSSELS  — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home. EU leaders meeting in Brussels showed little appetite to resolve May’s Brexit impasse for her, saying the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

LONDON — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:25 p.m. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament. Juncker says that the British “still need to say what they … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

LONDON | EU court adviser: Britain could change its mind on Brexit

LONDON — A top official at the European Union‘s highest court advised Tuesday that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU. Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona told the European Court of Justice that a decision by the British government to change its mind about invoking Article 50 would be legally valid. The … Continue reading LONDON | EU court adviser: Britain could change its mind on Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 p.m. The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom. Mark Rutte said the remaining 27 EU members won’t adjust the deal if British Prime Minister Theresa May … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

LONDON | UK’s May says she’ll still have job after big Brexit vote

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May has brushed aside questions about whether she will resign if her Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament, saying she’s confident she’ll still have a job after the crucial vote. May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May says she’ll still have job after big Brexit vote

LONDON | May faces more Brexit woes after another UK minister quits

LONDON— The latest minister to quit British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s government because of Brexit said Saturday that the prime minister’s divorce agreement with the European Union would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future negotiations. Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the deal to playing soccer against opponents who “are the referee and … Continue reading LONDON | May faces more Brexit woes after another UK minister quits

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU ‘closer’ to agreement over Spanish objections

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 3 p.m. The European Union is close to reaching an agreement to ease Spanish concerns about the future of Gibraltar in Brexit talks. EU spokesman Preben Aamann said on Twitter Saturday that after a phone conversation between Spanish Premier Pedro Sanchez and EU Council President … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU ‘closer’ to agreement over Spanish objections

LONDON | The Latest: Spanish leader ‘annoyed’ by Brexit agreement

LONDON  — The Latest on negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his government is “annoyed” that the divorce agreement being prepared for Britain’s exit from the European Union doesn’t specify that Gibraltar’s future must be decided directly by officials in Madrid and … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Spanish leader ‘annoyed’ by Brexit agreement