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Britain's government defeats Labour attempt to block bill

FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government defeated an attempt by the main opposition Labour Party on Monday to block a bill that ministers have acknowledged would breach parts of a divorce deal signed with the European Union earlier this year.

Labour had attempted to challenge the bill in an early vote, but lost by 213 votes to 349.

Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper

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