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UK business chief warns next PM against no-deal Brexit

The successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May must rule out a “no-deal” Brexit, the head of Britain’s main business lobby group urged Friday, warning again of “severe” economic consequences. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, issued the warning as the total number of Conservative MPs vying to replace May reached twelve. […]

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Boris Johnson faces court hearing over ‘Brexit lies’

Accused of misleading the public Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, must attend court over allegations that he knowingly lied during the Brexit referendum campaign, a judge announced on Wednesday. Mr. Johnson will be summoned to appear before a court over allegations of misconduct in public office, Judge Margot Coleman said […]

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UK’s Nigel Farage demands a seat at Brexit talks

As May's Conservative Party prepares to pick a new leader, Farage had a warning for the next prime minister: A say in the United Kingdom's biggest decision since World War Two. Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, […]

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Contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hots up

May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, raising the prospect of a new leader who could seek a more divisive split with the EU which could lead to confrontation with the bloc or a possible parliamentary election. The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up […]

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Swiss voters approve tighter gun controls

Align national law with EU rules Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy by a 64-36% margin, provisional final […]

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An election that wasn’t meant to happen in U.K.

With Brexit getting delayed, British citizens will vote for EU Parliament on May 23 Just under three years since the Brexit referendum that irrevocably changed British politics, another election is set to take place later this month that could fundamentally impact the political landscape again. On May 23, British citizens and European and Commonwealth citizens […]

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Donald Trump adds paper tariff to his trade problems with India

US President Donald Trump opened a new front in trade tensions with India on Saturday as he complained about “big tariffs” charged by the latter on paper import, even as he continued to litigate his case on Harley-Davidson motorbikes. “We charge other countries zero tariffs on foreign paper products,” Trump said at a re-election campaign […]

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UK to ask EU for more time to break Brexit logjam

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said the United Kingdom would seek a further short extension from the European Union to try and break the parliamentary logjam over Brexit. After a marathon seven-hour-long Cabinet meeting at Downing Street, May issued a statement to indicate the government’s next steps a day after the House of […]