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Factbox – Through the Brexit Looking Glass: What happens next?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament last month demanded Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal that the other members of the European Union say they will not reopen. A pro-Brexit demonstrator protests outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls With just over six weeks until the […]

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Queen unveils secret-message plaque to mark UK security agency centenary

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visits Watergate House to mark the centenary of the GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) in London, Britain, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen unveiled a plaque bearing a secret message on Thursday as she toured the original London home of Britain’s GCHQ to mark the intelligence agency’s centenary. […]

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Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine’s Day

Britain’s Prince Harry, Captain General of the Royal Marines and Duke of Sussex, visits Commando Helicopter Force on Exercise Clockwork at Royal Norwegian Air Force Station Bardufoss, Norway February 14, 2019. Royal Navy/Phot JJ Massey Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry flew up to the Arctic on Valentine’s Day to meet the Royal […]

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UK will leave EU next month with or without a deal – Brexit minister

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will leave the European Union next month without a deal unless the European Union offers concessions that will allow parliament to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce […]

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MPs to vote on up to three proposed changes to May’s Brexit plan on Thursday

Speaker of the House John Bercow gestures after the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019 in this screengrab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa […]

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MPs should back May and send clear Brexit message to EU – spokesman

An anti-Brexit demonstrator protests outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers should back Prime Minister Theresa May in a vote in parliament later on Thursday, her spokesman said, to send a clear message to Brussels about what changes the country wants to its […]

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Britain’s npower to raise standard energy prices by around 10 percent

FILE PHOTO: A sign hangs outside an npower building in Solihull, Britain March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples LONDON (Reuters) – British energy supplier npower will raise its standard variable tariff (SVT) prices by around 10 percent from April 1, becoming the third of the UK’s top six energy providers this week to announce a rise […]

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Swiss allow 3,500 work permits for Britons in case of no-deal Brexit

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox wears a pin showing the national flags of Britain and Switzerland as he addresses a news conference after signing a bilateral agreement to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit in Bern, Switzerland February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland will introduce a quota […]

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Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament on February 14?

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament will hold a debate on Brexit on Feb. 14. This is not a re-run of a vote last month on whether to approve the exit deal Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiated with the European Union. May is seeking changes to her deal with Brussels after it was rejected by […]

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Irish PM: I believe we will strike a Brexit deal

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach) waves during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he believes the European Union will strike a deal with Britain to smooth its exit from the bloc, even as Dublin continue its preparations for all outcomes, […]

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EU executive says any Brexit delay cannot be open-ended

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Wednesday 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 […]

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UK bid to replicate EU trade deals will ‘go down to wire’ – trade minister Fox

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox delivers a speech in central London, Britain February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Trade minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday he expected efforts to replicate European Union trade agreements with third countries in time for Britain’s exit from the bloc would “go […]

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Irish backstop not a bridge to future UK-EU ties – May’s spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – A backstop plan for the Irish border is not a “bridge” to Britain’s future relationship with the European Union but an insurance policy that no one intends to use, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. May’s chief Brexit negotiator was quoted as saying the backstop had been conceived […]

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Labour pushes government to change Brexit ‘red lines’ – spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Departing the European Union Keir Starmer talks to the media as he arrives at the EU Commission headquarters for Brexit talks with officials, Brussels, Belgium November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party pressed the government to change its “red lines” on […]

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Merkel strives for orderly Brexit but says deal must be fair

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would do everything she could to achieve an orderly Brexit before the March 29 deadline but said […]

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More time needed, May returns to parliament for Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to parliament on Thursday to seek renewed backing for her plan to renegotiate her Brexit deal with Brussels, just weeks before the March 29 leave date and amid warnings over the risk of a disorderly exit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in Parliament, London, Britain, […]

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Irish backstop issue must be resolved, says Dutch Prime Minister

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (not pictured) hold a joint news conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo BERN (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union need to resolve the Irish border question and keep the so-called “backstop” arrangement if they […]

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Two tigers die in separate fights at British zoos

LONDON (Reuters) – Two tigers have died in separate fights at British zoos in the past week, leaving their keepers devastated. FILE PHOTO: Melati, a four year old Sumatran Tiger, looks out of her new 2,500 square meter enclosure at London Zoo March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo On Monday, a 13-year-old Siberian female called […]

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Conservative pro-Brexit group will not back PM May’s motion – BBC

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A pro-Brexit faction of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party will not back her motion in parliament on Thursday that seeks renewed backing for her Brexit plan, the BBC’s political editor reported […]

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UK’s chief Brexit negotiator says: It’s May’s deal or extension – ITV

FILE PHOTO: Olly Robbins, senior civil servant and Europe adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May, arrives at the Cabinet Office, in London, Britain January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s lead Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins has saidlawmakers face a choice between Prime Minister Theresa May’s exit deal or a long extension of the […]