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May’s Brexit delay request goes down badly

British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union for another delay to the bedeviled Brexit process — and it hasn’t gone down well. May said she wanted to extend the Brexit deadline to June 30 — a date rejected by the EU when the UK last sought a delay — to give more time to break the political ...

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Dhaka welcomes UK’s decision to continue trade facilities for Bangladesh after Brexit

‘UK to maintain persistent pressure on Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation’ British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson meets Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, Apr 4, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Apr 5 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has welcomed UK’s decision to continue to extend the trade facilities ...

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Brexit: UK asks EU for further extension until 30 June

Theresa May has written to the European Union to request a further delay to Brexit until 30 June. The UK is currently due to leave the EU on 12 April and, as yet, no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs. The prime minister has proposed that if UK MPs approve a deal in time, the UK should be able ...

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Minister for Asia to discuss higher education growth during visit to Dhaka

Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, will be in Dhaka for a two-day visit this weekend during which he will discuss how the UK can help support and develop the higher education sector in Bangladesh. The Minister will be the first UK Government minister to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since the country’s elections last December. He will ...

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UK government, opposition search for a Brexit plan

Photo : Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar looks at German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they pose at the entrance Farmleigh House for the media in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, April 4, 2019. London, April 5 : The British government and senior opposition figures tried Thursday to overcome intractable differences and forge a new plan for departing the European Union, as the ...

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Bangladesh a developing giant on world stage: UK High Commissioner

Photo: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson (middle), Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury (right) and Cosmos Foundation Chairman Enayetullah Khan (left) at Cosmos Dialogue on Bangladesh-UK relations at a city hotel on Thursday, Apr 4, 2019. Dhaka, Apr 4 : Describing Bangladesh as a developing giant on ...

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UK legislates to avert chaotic Brexit as May seeks new plan

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday April 3, 2019. London, Apr 4 : Britain’s Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country’s main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European Union at the end of ...

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May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference outside Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. London, Apr 3 : With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to ...

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UK Parliament rejects alternatives to May’s Brexit deal

Photo: Anti-Brexit demonstrators with an effigy of British Prime Minister Theresa May near College Green at the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 1, 2019. London, Apr 2 : Britain’s Parliament has spoken — and it has said no, again. Lawmakers seeking a way out of the country’s Brexit morass on Monday rejected four alternatives to the government’s unpopular ...

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Britain faces calls for unity govt amid Brexit impasse

Photo: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage arrives on stage to speak at a rally in Parliament Square after the final leg of the “March to Leave” in London, Friday, March 29, 2019. London, Mar 31 : The U.K. may be forced to create a national unity government to end the impasse over Britain leaving the European Union, as Prime Minister ...

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