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LONDON | May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was urging restive lawmakers Tuesday to “hold their nerve” and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union. With Brexit just 45 days away, May was due to update the House of Commons on the state of negotiations, a day earlier than … Continue reading LONDON | May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

LONDON | Irish PM says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Theresa May, sought to dampen expectations of a breakthrough on the thorny issue of the Irish border. Varadkar said ahead … Continue reading LONDON | Irish PM says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit

BRUSSELS | EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiters

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe Wednesday at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what “special place in hell” might be reserved for those who had no idea how to deliver the country’s exit from the European Union. With just 50 days to go until Britain is due to leave … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiters

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON —Jan 15, 2019— British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May‘s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and leading to a no-confidence vote in her government. Moments after the vote, May said it was only right to test whether the government still had lawmakers’ support to … Continue reading UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON | 100 days to Brexit: EU, UK act to cushion no-deal chaos

LONDON — The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the bloc in the increasingly likely event that the U.K. leaves the EU without a divorce deal. The British government, struggling to break a … Continue reading LONDON | 100 days to Brexit: EU, UK act to cushion no-deal chaos

LONDON | UK to ramp up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

LONDON — The British Cabinet was meeting Tuesday to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain‘s departure from the European Union without a deal, after Prime Minister Theresa May postponed Parliament’s vote on her divorce agreement until mid-January. The discussions are expected to center on how 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) in government funding to absorb … Continue reading LONDON | UK to ramp up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May was set to condemn growing calls for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union on Monday, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy. But even as May insisted she could salvage her unpopular EU divorce deal, pressure was mounting for dramatic action — … Continue reading LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

BRUSSELS | UK’s May sticks to her Brexit plan despite rebuff from EU

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Friday that her Brexit deal was still alive and kicking, despite a stinging rebuff from the European Union after she asked for changes to make the agreement more palatable to U.K. lawmakers. May came to an EU summit in Brussels seeking legally binding changes to the agreement, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK’s May sticks to her Brexit plan despite rebuff from EU