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British parliament votes to seek delay to Brexit

The UK parliament supported the government’s proposal to request Brussels to reschedule its official withdrawal from the European Union, due on March 29, to a later date. During the vote which took place in the House of Commons …

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Bombs found near London airports and rail station

Three suspicious packages were discovered by London's Metropolitan Police yesterday near Waterloo rail station as well as Heathrow and London City airports. "The packages — all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow …

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Macron: Europe facing crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking about Brexit, said Europe now faces its worst crisis since the Second World War. "Never, since the World War II, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in …

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Brexit could be delayed

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, the Guardian reported. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should …

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UK parliament votes against May's Brexit motion

The House of Commons voted by 303 votes to 258 against a motion reiterating support for British Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to Brexit — support expressed by lawmakers in votes just two weeks ago. …

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 Could Brexit be delayed?

The European Commission said Britain has not requested a Brexit delay and that any such extension of negotiating time before the divorce could not be open-ended but leading to a concrete result. Speaking at a regular news briefing in …

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Europe sets up INSTEX to save Iran

France, Germany  and Britain has officially set up a European payment channel for transactions to facilitate trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, German NDR broadcaster reported. The European channel will be named INSTEX …

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 Man wanted in UK arrested in Georgia

A fugitive who was convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the Thames has been arrested in Georgia. Jack Shepherd, 31, was sentenced in his absence to a six-year jail term for the manslaughter by gross negligence of …

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Zurab Tsereteli's exhibition opens in London

Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s first major solo retrospective in the UK, Larger Than Life, has opened at Saatchi Gallery, London. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the artist’s birth. …

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Majority in UK would vote to stay in EU now

The majority of British citizens would vote to remain in the European Union if they were given a second in-out referendum, according to a YouGov poll. The results of the poll, distributed by the People’s Vote campaign, showed that …

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May: Britain to leave EU on March 29

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain will be leaving the European Union on March 29, and that the bloc would only consider extending the ‘Article 50’ negotiating period if there was a credible …

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 Merkel: EU still strive for orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it was necessary to keep trying to secure an orderly Brexit but she stressed that Germany was prepared if Britain did end up exiting the European Union in a disorderly fashion. …

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Will UK delay Brexit deadline?

Brexit can be delayed beyond the scheduled leaving date of March 29, UK Cabinet ministers said. A backlog of at least six essential Bills that must be passed before Britain quits the European Union has left ministers convinced the …

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