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UK Parliament to hold another Brexit vote in June

British Prime Minister Theresa May will introduce a bill in early June to implement Brexit, the government has announced. May is giving MPs another chance to vote on Brexit in early June - whether or not the government …

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Assange sentenced in London

A London court has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in a British prison for violating the conditions of his bail. The sentence was announced today at the Southwark Crown Court. His …

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British ship HMS ECHO enters Batumi

The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo arrived in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi today. The British Embassy to Georgia said the ship's visit further demonstrates “the ongoing strong and vibrant cooperation” …

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Wikileaks founder Assange arrested in London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, police announced. "He has been taken into custody at a central London police …

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Labour could be prepared to cancel Brexit

A member of Labour's negotiating team, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said if no-deal became an option Labour would consider "very, very strongly" voting to cancel Brexit. …

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May asks EU for Brexit extension until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc until June 30, now scheduled for April 12, and conceded that the country was preparing to take part in …

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Juncker: no more short Brexit delays

The European Union will not grant Britain another short delay to Brexit if UK lawmakers fail to ratify the stalled divorce agreement by April 12, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. “The …

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EU ready to discuss customs union with UK

The European Union is ready to "discuss" a customs union with the U.K. if MPs settle on it as a compromise option, the lead candidate in French President Emmanuel Macron's party list for the European election, Nathalie …

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EU may delay Brexit again

The European Union is ready to allow the United Kingdom to delay Brexit once again, pending the results of a second referendum. According to Brussels officials, the UK could be given some time to hold a general election or hold another …

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Johnson says May's Brexit deal is 'dead'

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-defeated Brexit divorce deal is dead, former British foreign minister Boris Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the European Union, said. …

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 Five mosques attacked with sledgehammers in Birmingham

UK police said they were investigating attacks on five mosques in Birmingham that had their windows smashed overnight. The police were first called at 2.32am to a mosque on Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, where a man was reported to be …

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 Merkel: Brexit extension possible if...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said EU leaders could consent to an extension of Brexit if the UK parliament votes next week for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. "We can definitely …

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Putin meets with representatives of UK business

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the UK business to take part in implementation of National Projects at a meeting with representatives of the UK business community working in Russian. "Hundreds of billions …

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UK asks to delay Brexit until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30. "I am... writing to inform the European Council that the UK is seeking an extension to the Article 50 period... until 30 …

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