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UK prepared to pay 40b-euro Brexit bill: report

LONDON, Aug 6, (AFP): Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros to the European Union to settle its accounts when it leaves the bloc, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. It is the first time the British side has put a figure even unofficially on the socalled divorce …

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‘Brexit talks could last 5 yrs’

BUDAPEST, June 1, (RTRS): Billionaire financier George Soros warned the European Union on Thursday that it was facing an “existential crisis”, saying the bloc should not let protracted Brexit talks distract it from making vital reforms. Soros, a liberal philanthropist, wrote in an article published by Project Syndicate that Europe …

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May’s Conservatives lose ground – British PM to stick with elderly-care cuts

LONDON, May 21, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour Party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election. The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but …

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Labour stung by leak – Conservatives ‘slip’

LONDON, May 11, (Agencies): Support for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has slipped two percentage points ahead of a June 8 general election but they still hold a big lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Times. The Conservatives were at …

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‘Poll may boost independence’

Attempt to block referendum impossible: Sturgeon LONDON, April 19, (RTRS): Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday that success for her Scottish National Party in a snap election on June 8 would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scottish independence. …

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Saudis, oil majors discuss gas investments

LONDON/DUBAI, April 11, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia and international oil companies have discussed gas venture opportunities inside the kingdom and abroad as part of the top crude-exporting country’s drive to diversify investments before the listing of national energy giant Saudi Aramco. Saudi officials explored investment opportunities with firms including BP and …

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PM May triggers historic Brexit

LONDON, March 29, (RTRS): Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant …

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UK AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO KUWAIT SECURITY – Brexit path to more Kuwait business

KUWAIT CITY, March 16, (KUNA): A visiting senior British official indicated on Thursday that Brexit might pave way for emerging “business opportunities” in the Middle East, the Gulf and especially in the State of Kuwait. The British-Kuwaiti ties are deep-rooted and special, particularly in politics and commerce, Tobias Ellwood stated …

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British PM May signals clean UK break with EU

LONDON, Jan 17, (Agencies): Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will leave the EU’s single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal. “Brexit must mean control of the number of people coming from Europe, …

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EU expat ‘fights’ for Brexit rights

LONDON, Nov 24, (Agencies): The Frenchman behind one of several grassroots campaigns for the post- Brexit rights of the three million citizens of other EU countries living in Britain remembers the referendum as a “nightmare”. “Like many, I was convinced that we would win,” 46-year-old Nicolas Hatton, who settled in …

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