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May says Trump told her to ‘sue the EU’

Back me or risk ‘no Brexit at all’: PM London, July 15, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said Sunday. May said Trump’s self-declared “brutal” option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue …

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Trump arrives in ‘hot spot’ UK, questioning May’s Brexit plan

LONDON, July 12, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump arrived in “hot spot” Britain on Thursday after casting doubt on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for leaving the European Union and with protests planned across the country where he says the people like him a lot. After a NATO summit where …

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Johnson quits UK govt in mounting Brexit crisis

Davis says couldn’t support May’s plan LONDON, July 9, (AP): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. May’s office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson’s resignation and would name …

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EU door shut to UK for good: Hollande

PARIS, April 19, (Agencies): The door to the European Union is now closed to Britain and Europeans should not accept any attempt to reverse Brexit, former French president Francois Hollande warned in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph published on Thursday. “It’s shut. The vote has taken place and nobody …

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More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM May delivers Brexit with full autonomy

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – More than 60 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have signed a letter demanding that she deliver a Brexit that ensures “full regulatory autonomy” for Britain after it leaves in March 2019, the BBC reported. May, whose government and party is divided over …

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Brexit transition period to end 2020

May faces challenges on all fronts BRUSSELS, Jan 29, (Agencies): European Union ministers on Monday formally agreed demands for a transition period that gives Britain access to the EUs single market for nearly two years after Brexit, without having any policy-making power. Sabine Weyand, the EU’s deputy chief negotiator, said …

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UK passports will return to blue

Britain will return to blue passports after leaving the European Union in 2019, “to restore our national identity”, the government announced Friday. The kingdom will phase out the current burgundy-coloured travel document — commonly adopted by EU member states — following Brexit. “The UK passport is an expression of our …

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British and European expats sceptical about Brexit deal

LONDON, Dec 9, (Agencies): Campaigners for Britons in the European Union reacted furiously to the deal struck in the first phase of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the bloc, while advocates for EU citizens called it “a flawed compromise”. The agreement said both sides had reached a “common understanding” that …

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UK, EU fail to reach Brexit deal – Sufficient progress on Irish border issue

BRUSSELS, Dec 4, (AFP): Britain and the EU failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal during talks in Brussels on Monday but said they were “confident” of reaching an accord later this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker fell short of a breakthrough, despite …

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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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