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UK leader has eye on rebellion as EU braces for Brexit push

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech at the CBI annual conference in London, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. London, Nov 20 : The U.K. and the European Union plowed ahead Monday with plans to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days as British Prime Minister Theresa May waited to see whether rebel lawmakers opposed to the ...

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The 2018 Oxford Word of the Year isn’t nice, it’s toxic

London, Nov 20 : What single word best captures the tone of the past year? Oxford Dictionaries says it’s “toxic.” Oxford University Press monitors changes in the English language and each year selects a word that catches the annual mood. Its lexicographers said Thursday that “toxic” grew into “an intoxicating descriptor for the year’s most talked about topics.” Beyond its ...

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British PM takes pot-shot at plotters

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday told the plotters planning to overthrow her that their alternative Brexit plans would not resolve all their problems with her draft deal.   May is fighting to salvage her proposed Brexit agreement — and her job — after a tumultuous week in which four ministers resigned, MPs slammed the proposal and members of ...

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Brexiteer cabinet ministers in plan to shift May on EU deal

A group of five ministers in Theresa May’s top team are hoping to persuade her to make changes to her draft Brexit deal, the BBC understands. Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom is believed to be co-ordinating the group.   The five ministers include Michael Gove and Liam Fox – who on Friday publicly threw their support behind the PM ...

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EU sets Nov. 25 as summit day to endorse Brexit

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, left, delivers the draft withdrawal agreement to European Council President Donald Tusk during a media conference at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Brussels, Nov 15 : European Union chief Donald Tusk has called for a summit of leaders to take place on Nov. 25 so they can endorse a ...

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Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

A visitor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Beijing, Nov 15 : Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost ...

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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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