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UK Parliament to vote on crucial Brexit amendments

LONDON: The UK Parliament will vote on a crucial set of amendments later on Tuesday to determine the future course of Brexit as British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to go back to the European Union (EU) to reopen negotiations on a legally-binding withdrawal agreement. The British premier opened the latest round of Brexit debates in the House of Commons ...

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UK’s May seeks changes to Brexit deal as EU stands firm

LONDON: The British Parliament was set to vote on competing Brexit plans Tuesday, with Prime Minister Theresa May desperately seeking a mandate from lawmakers to help secure concessions from the European Union. Legislators were delivering verdicts on proposals that have been submitted by both pro-Brexit and pro-EU legislators since Parliament rejected May’s divorce deal with the bloc two weeks ago, ...

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British PM to set out plan for salvaging Brexit deal

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will set out Monday how she hopes to salvage her Brexit deal following its rejection by MPs, after cross-party talks failed to break the political deadlock just 10 weeks before departure day. Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without any new arrangements in place unless MPs can agree to an alternative or ...

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Theresa May wants Irish treaty to break Brexit impasse: Report

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to seek a bilateral treaty with the Irish government as a way to remove the contentious backstop arrangement from Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times said aides to May thought a deal with Ireland would remove the opposition to her Brexit plan from the Democratic Unionist ...

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Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

LONDON: Organisers of next week’s annual Davos conclave put on a brave face on Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury. Trump himself had already pulled out of attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) for a second year, having shut down the ...

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Brexit: Europe prepares for a chaotic break-up

France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel and hiring hundreds of extra customs officers. Portugal is opening special airport lanes for British travellers, the nation’s main source of tourists. Germany is fast-tracking a debate on solving bureaucratic problems if there is no Brexit deal. Source link

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May holds talks with MPs to break Brexit deadlock, opposition leader calls it ‘stunt’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May is holding crisis talks with opposition leaders in a last-ditch attempt to break the Brexit deadlock and push a revised deal through Parliament before Brexit D-Day on March 29 . Despite Brussels signalling it would consider extending Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty which lays out the process for leaving the union, ...

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