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'I'm going to see this through' - May vows to fight for Brexit deal

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union on Thursday after the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers put her strategy and her job in peril. | Video

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Northern Ireland's DUP wants Tory leader who will 'deliver on Brexit'

DUBLIN The Northern Irish party propping up Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government wants a Conservative Party leader who will "deliver on Brexit", its deputy leader said following calls for May to resign on Thursday.


British stocks battered on Brexit deal backlash, exporters gain

LONDON/MILAN British shares suffered and sterling tumbled on Thursday as the growing risk of a disorderly divorce from the European Union spooked investors, with leading index the FTSE 100 moving for most of the day in rare lockstep with the domestic currency.


BMW says preparing for no-deal Brexit given political uncertainty

LONDON Carmaker BMW said it was continuing to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, given uncertainty around Prime Minister Theresa May's deal after several of her ministers resigned in protest.


May likens her Brexit resolve to cricketer Geoff Boycott

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May, who has vowed to see through her Brexit plan to the end, compared herself on Thursday to legendary English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, noting that he was hard to get out even if his run-scoring was sometimes slow.


Who wants to be Britain's next prime minister?

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the ruling Conservative Party is under assault by eurosceptic MPs who reject her EU exit strategy and want a more pro-Brexit leader.


Pound dives as May fights for survival

LONDON Sterling tumbled on Thursday after a series of resignations rocked Prime Minister Theresa May's government and threw into doubt her long-awaited Brexit agreement just hours after it was unveiled.


May - no-one has produced alternatives to my Brexit plan

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that no-one had produced an alternative to her Brexit plan, and that all options involved a backstop arrangement that has been criticised by many in her own party.


RBS loses £2.84 billion in market cap as shares sink 10 percent

LONDON A sell-off across Britain's financial markets wiped 2.84 billion pounds off Royal Bank of Scotland's market capitalisation on Thursday after its shares sank 10 percent, according to Reuters calculations.


Expatriates not protected enough by draft Brexit deal - rights groups

BRUSSELS Rights groups representing expatriates in the European Union and Britain warned on Thursday the draft Brexit deal did not ensure that the more than four million people concerned would be able to go on living their lives as now.


Draft Brexit deal ends Britain's easy access to EU financial markets

LONDON The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a deal that will give London's vast financial centre only a basic level of access to the bloc's markets after Brexit. | Video

UK regulators call banks after Brexit woes hammer pound, financial stocks

LONDON British financial regulators were in contact with major banks on Thursday asking for feedback on market conditions after the pound and financial stocks sank following the resignation of Britain's chief Brexit negotiator, sources said.


Aston Martin still planning for the worst despite Brexit deal

LONDON Aston Martin's boss said the Brexit deal agreed by Britain and the EU is "good enough" but the company will not halt contingency plans while doubts remain over whether the agreement will be receive UK parliamentary backing. | Video


Factbox: Who has submitted letters of no confidence in PM May?

LONDON Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have said they have submitted letters of no confidence in the British leader.


Upset over fish, France leads EU criticism of draft Brexit deal

BRUSSELS/PARIS France on Thursday led calls among European Union states for changes to the draft agreement on Britain's exit from the bloc, adding to uncertainty over the fate of the deal as British Prime Minister Theresa faced an uproar at home.