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Egypt’s options dwindle as Nile talks break down

Photo : In this Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks as he meets with President Donald Trump at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. Cairo, Oct 22 : The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling ...

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EU’s Tusk says letter of Brexit extension received

Brussels, Oct. 20 : The European Union (EU) has received the letter of Brexit extension from London, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said Saturday. “The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react. #Brexit”, said Tusk on his twitter account. According to some British media, Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested ...

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UK’s Johnson asks for a Brexit delay that he doesn’t want

London,  Oct 20 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal even as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the EU late Saturday seeking a delay to Britain’s impending departure from the bloc, ...

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Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

London, Oct 19 : Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the agreement so Britain can finally put the tortuous, ...

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UK lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again

London, Oct 19 : In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month. At a special session of Parliament intended to ratify the Brexit ...

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Anti-Brexit protesters march through London

Photo: Anti-Brexit protestors march in London, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. London, Oct 19 : Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are marching through London as lawmakers debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new European Union divorce deal. Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing the EU flag, poured out of subway trains and buses for the march to ...

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Johnson says he will push ahead with Brexit

London, Oct 19 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to leave European Union by Oct. 31. He said Saturday he is not daunted or dismayed by a vote delaying approval of the new Brexit deal, and said there will be no new negotiations with the EU. He says he still believes he can ...

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PM Johnson launches drive to pass Brexit deal in upcoming decisive vote

London, Oct. 19 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched an offensive Friday to win over more support ahead of a crucial vote on his Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Saturday. Number crunching by major British news organizations suggest that currently Johnson is just a handful short of the 320 votes needed to guarantee success for the ...

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Brexit: What to expect from Parliament’s Saturday sitting

Parliament is sitting on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate and vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – here is what to expect. What time is Parliament sitting? MPs will gather in the House of Commons at 09:30 BST – we don’t know what time they will finish. Peers sit a little later at 10:00 ...

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Brexit: Johnson in race to win support for deal

London, OCT 18 : Boris Johnson will attempt to persuade MPs to back his Brexit deal today ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote in the Commons on Saturday. Mr Johnson has insisted he is “very confident” MPs will back his deal. But the DUP’s opposition to his plans means he faces a battle to get the ...

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