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Pound falls after UK parliament rejects Brexit plan

The pound fell Friday after Britain’s parliament again rejected a proposed deal to withdraw from the European Union.   Sterling had been mostly stronger against both the dollar and the euro in the runup to the vote, but then fell to its lowest point against the greenback in more than two weeks within moments of the count.   It then ...

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UK faces new Brexit crisis after lawmakers reject May’s deal

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers after the government’s Brexit withdrawal agreement was voted down in the House of Commons, London, Friday March 29, 2019. London, Mar 30 : British lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit deal for a third time, leaving the U.K. facing the stark prospect of a chaotic departure from the European Union ...

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Brexit: MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a majority of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal. The prime minister said the UK would have to ...

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Shahriar for UK’s leading role in UN to end Rohingya crisis

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam sought a strong and unremitting support from the United Kingdom (UK) and its “sustained diplomatic leadership in the United Nations (UN)” to end Rohingya crisis, with ensuring their safe and secured repatriation to their home country – Myanmar. “We would like to see UK’s sustained diplomatic leadership in the UN in New York, ...

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May plans watered-down Brexit vote to secure departure delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled on Thursday for a way to secure a new delay to Brexit in the face of parliamentary deadlock by setting out plans for a watered-down vote on her EU divorce deal to be held on Friday. Lawmakers will vote on May’s withdrawal agreement at a special sitting but not on the framework for future ...

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UK leader May rolling the dice again on Brexit deal

Photo: Anti-Brexit demonstrators hold placards outside Parliament in London, Thursday, March 28, 2019. London, Mar 29 : British Prime Minister Theresa May rolled the dice Thursday on another Brexit vote in Parliament, sending a tweaked and trimmed version of her EU divorce deal back to lawmakers who had rejected it twice before. But the agreement faced substantial opposition, even after ...

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Brexit: Process in deadlock as MPs seek consensus

The Brexit process remains in deadlock as MPs struggle to find a consensus on the next steps. The Commons failed to find a majority for a way forward after voting for eight different options on Wednesday. And while some senior Brexiteers have moved towards supporting Theresa May’s deal, the MPs she relies on in the DUP have refused to alter ...

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Prince William to visit New Zealand to honour Christchurch attack victims

Prince William will visit New Zealand next month to honour victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Kensington Palace announced Thursday. Ardern, who will attend a national remembrance service for the victims on Friday, said William, the Duke of Cambridge, would represent his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, the official head of state ...

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May to quit once Brexit has been delivered

Photo : In this grab taken from video, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday March 27, 2019. London, Mar 27 : U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has told Conservative Party lawmakers that she will quit once the country has left the European Union — but she didn’t set a ...

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UK MPs prepare bid to break Brexit deadlock

MPs are preparing to vote for their preferred Brexit option, with the PM due to meet Tory backbenchers in an effort to win them over to her deal. Some have suggested Theresa May must name the date she will step down to have any hope of winning MPs’ approval for her deal at the third attempt. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg ...

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