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British PM wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her cabinet on Wednesday for a draft divorce deal with the European Union that has put both Brexit and her leadership at stake.   May emerged from a five-hour meeting with ministers that had sent the value of the pound gyrating to announce she had full backing to move ahead with ...

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Britain announces draft Brexit deal with EU

Britain has agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday, although she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament.   The breakthrough after months of acrimonious negotiations came with fears mounting of a potentially catastrophic scenario, in which Britain leaves the bloc in March with no deal at ...

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The UK marked the end of First World War

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The UK paid its respects and offered thanks to the generation that served in the First World War on Sunday, 11 November. The day was more poignant this year as it marked the 100thanniversary of the signing of the Armistice and so the end of hostilities on the Western Front. Soldiers of the First World War looked ...

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EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May listens as Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis speaks at the start of their meeting inside 10 Downing Street in London. Brussels, Nov 13 :  Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced ...

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Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

Ministers have been told “judgement day is coming” over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours. Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the month. Downing Street said talks had gone on through ...

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BD JS Speaker Shirin Sharmin calls on British PM Theresa May

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has met British Prime Minister Theresa May at the latter’s office at 10 Downing Street in London during her visit to the UK to attend the Women MPs of the World Conference. During the meeting, Shirin Sharmin wished a successful completion of the conference and thanked May for inviting her to the event, ...

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UK Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

Jo Johnson has quit as transport minister and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit.   The MP, who is Boris Johnson’s brother, said the withdrawal deal being negotiated with the European Union “will be a terrible mistake”.  Arguing Britain was “on the brink of the greatest crisis” since World War Two, he said what was ...

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Prince Charles vows not to meddle as king

Britain’s Prince Charles said on Wednesday he was not “stupid” enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role.   The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II — formally known as the Prince of Wales — has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ...

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11th year celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community.

  Bangla Mirror Desk: The British Bangladeshis have made their own place in multicultural Britain with contributions in their respective fields and have been playing a major role in the growth of this country. The British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication emphasises the success of the Bangladeshi community and showcases it to both the British and Bangladeshi community in the UK. ...

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Prince Charles won’t ‘meddle’ when he becomes king

The Prince of Wales says he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, as he is “not that stupid”. He has campaigned on issues such as the environment for decades, but says he would not do the same as monarch.   Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday, Prince Charles ...

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