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British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

21 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 21 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.

Brexit on a knife edge as PM Johnson stakes all on 'Super Saturday' vote

19 Oct 2019

LONDON Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.

Brexit on a knife edge as PM Johnson stakes all on "Super Saturday" vote

18 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 18 Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to convince doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.

Northern Ireland's DUP says it cannot support Brexit deal as it stands

17 Oct 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's last-ditch attempt to clinch a Brexit deal was thrown into disarray just hours before a European Union summit on Thursday when the Northern Irish party he needs to help ratify any agreement refused to support it.

N.Ireland's DUP says: We cannot support Brexit deal as it stands

17 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 17 Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said it could not support the last-ditch Brexit deal being proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, a serious blow to Johnson just hours before the bloc's leaders meet at a summit.

UK border risks snarl up in no-deal Brexit - audit office

17 Oct 2019

LONDON The United Kingdom's border risks being snarled up in a no-deal Brexit because as few as 30 percent of traders are prepared, the European Union would introduce controls and organised crime groups would exploit weaknesses, the National Audit Office said.

UK's Dover is ready for Brexit but eyes French border and paperwork

15 Oct 2019

DOVER, England Dover, Europe's busiest ferry port, is as prepared for Brexit as it can be but there are uncertainties over the extent to which freight operators are ready for new declarations and whether France will keep goods moving, the port's chief executive said. | Video

Climate change activists target BlackRock in London

15 Oct 2019

LONDON Climate activists targeted BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, demanding that major financial institutions starve fossil fuel companies of the money they need to build new mines, wells and pipelines.

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

14 Oct 2019

LONDON/BRUSSELS A deal to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

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