Northern Ireland police respond to three security alerts, days after car bomb

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Northern Ireland police carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle that was hijacked by masked men in Londonderry on Monday and were examining two other abandoned vans, two days after a car bomb exploded in the city. There was a large bang and black smoke from the first van after an army bomb disposal […]

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UK may face resignations if lawmakers stopped from voting away no-deal: The Times

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has been warned by a cabinet minister that there could be dozens of resignations next week if Conservative lawmakers are banned from voting for a plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, The Times newspaper reported. Work and Pensions minister Amber Rudd “is warning No 10 that it could face dozens of ministerial resignations next […]

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UK PM May to discuss Brexit next steps with ministers, EU leaders

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the way forward on Brexit after her deal with Brussels was rejected by parliament, her spokeswoman said. May spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday, and will have further […]

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Germany: Can't respond to Brexit delay idea until UK says what it wants

BERLIN (Reuters) – The idea of Britain delaying its departure from the European Union beyond the scheduled date of March 29 cannot receive a response as long as the British government does not say what it wants, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday. As German president, Steinmeier’s job is largely ceremonial. Source: Read Full Article

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UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions. After May’s two-year attempt to forge an amicable divorce with an independent trade policy was crushed by parliament in the […]

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UK Labour could back second Brexit referendum, Corbyn hints

HASTINGS, England (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour party could back a second Brexit referendum if its proposals for leaving the EU are shunned by the government and a no-deal scenario looks likely, leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday. “If the government remains intransigent, if support for Labour’s alternative is blocked for party advantage and the country is facing the […]

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Pregnant Meghan laughs off 'fat lady' comment on charity visit

LONDON (Reuters) – A stranger’s comment on one’s growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her “a fat lady”. Prince Harry’s wife, who told well-wishers this week she is six months pregnant, laughed off the remark, meant as a compliment […]

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When did Britain join the EU, who were the original members and how do nations join?

But when did the UK join the megastate in the first place? Here's what we know about when the volatile affair with Europe began. When did Britain join the EU? Tory PM Edward Heath took the UK into the European Economic Area in January 1973. The move came after President de Gaulle of France twice blocked UK membership during the […]

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Macron: Britain would be biggest loser in case of no-deal Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday Britain would be the biggest loser if it left the European Union without a deal, after the British parliament resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce agreement. Macron was reaching the end of an almost seven-hour debate with local officials when he was told of the result of the […]

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Macron pours scorn on Britain over its Brexit crisis

Macron pours scorn on Britain over its Brexit crisis saying the entire process was based on ‘false information and lies’ Emmanuel Macron tonight poured scorn on the UK over its Brexit crisis President of France said it had been ‘manipulated from outside’ and by populism Added that Britain leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘scary for everyone’  Emmanuel […]

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