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The road to Brexit

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Talks with Labour on Brexit are serious but difficult, May tells ministers

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May told her top team of ministers on Tuesday that talks with the Labour Party aimed at finding a way forward on Brexit were serious but difficult in some areas, her spokesman said.

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U.S. may follow China with first quarter GDP upside surprise

DUBLIN A temporary government shutdown with no end in sight, rising trade conflicts and a global growth slowdown: the first quarter outlook for the U.S. economy did not look promising at the turn of the year.

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Britons feel a boost in their finances from rising wages - survey

LONDON British households reported the strongest growth in at least a decade in their earnings from work, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting that consumers and their spending can keep on supporting the economy during the Brexit crisis.

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FTSE 100 hits six-month high, led by oil majors; Thomas Cook gains

London's FTSE 100 advanced on Tuesday as oil majors surged after the Unites States tightened sanctions on Iran, while tour operator Thomas Cook jumped after a report that bidders were interested in its assets.

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Daily Briefing: No respite for May as Brexit woes mount

LONDON Britain's politicians return to Westminster today after the Easter break with nothing resolved on Brexit and PM Theresa May's position looking more tenuous than ever.

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RBS tops up small business support fund, downplays Brexit effect

LONDON British state-controlled lender the Royal Bank of Scotland has doubled its funding pot to support small businesses to 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion), but says the extra cash is no longer primarily for Brexit-proofing businesses.

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Easter sunshine brings shoppers to British high streets

LONDON Sunny weather encouraged British shoppers onto the high street over Easter, with footfall across retail destinations rising 6.5 percent on Friday, 1.2 percent on Saturday and 8.4 percent on Monday morning, research company Springboard said.

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May to be told to quit by top Conservative - Sunday Times

LONDON A top member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her in the coming week that she must step down by the end of June or her lawmakers will try again to depose her, the Sunday Times reported, without citing sources.

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Irish Brexit border issue could endanger EU-U.S. trade deal - Congressman

DUBLIN An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal, the Irish Times reported on Friday.

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EU's Juncker: there is still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay

BRUSSELS There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure.

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Pelosi declines to comment on possibility of Trump impeachment

BELFAST U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday declined to comment on whether Congress might launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, saying it was not appropriate to criticise him while abroad.

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Scholz rules out new debt to stimulate Germany's slowing economy

BERLIN Finance Minister Olaf Scholz ruled out taking on new debt to stimulate Germany's slowing economy and blamed anaemic growth this year on external factors like unresolved trade disputes and the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.

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No Japanese companies plan to ditch UK as Brexit looms - survey

TOKYO Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found.

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Pro-EU alliance heads for majority but eurosceptic vote to rise - EU election survey

BRUSSELS An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic groups will gain ground, a survey showed on Thursday. | Video

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Explainer - How the EU will vote and why it matters

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority.