Brexit

Keep Calm and Negotiate”: EU Sees Oct 2018 Brexit Deal

By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Dec 6 – The European Union’s chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018, assuming London keeps a promise to formally launch the process of leaving the EU by the end of March. Michel Barnier, at a news conference on Tuesday

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May’s Brexit Plans Face British Supreme Court Test

By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 5 – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government launches a challenge on Monday against a court ruling that it requires parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, a decision that could upset Britain’s Brexit plans. If the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom’s highest judicial body, dismisses the

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British PM Heads to Bahrain to Cement Gulf Ties Before Brexit

LONDON, Dec 5 – Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Bahrain this week for a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council that she hopes will cement stronger ties with Middle Eastern countries as Britain leaves the European Union. May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU at a

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“Have Cake and Eat It”: Is this the UK’s Brexit Strategy?

LONDON, Nov 29 – Britain denied on Tuesday that a document photographed in the hands of a Conservative Party official which said the strategy for Brexit talks was to “Have cake and eat it” accurately reflected its plans for forthcoming EU divorce negotiations. The handwritten note, which also said Britain would be unlikely to stay

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Britain’s Brexit Plan? There Is No Plan, Leaked Memo Says

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Nov 15 – Britain has no overall strategy for leaving the European Union and splits in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet could delay a clear negotiating position for six months, according to a memo for the government that was leaked to The Times newspaper. The document, prepared by consultancy firm Deloitte

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Britain’s M&S to Close Stores as Profits Fall

By James Davey LONDON, Nov 8 – Britain’s Marks & Spencer said it would shut about 30 stores at home and 53 abroad, with its new boss seeking to revive the retailer by focusing more on food and less on its struggling clothes and homewares ranges. The retailer, whose shares have fallen 22 percent so

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Indivisible or Flexible? Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Nov 7 – British businessman Simon Boyd recalls winning a big contract to build an aircraft hangar in France – only to lose it because he couldn’t secure the required French insurance in time. “We tried very, very hard to sort it but it was unsortable, because we are not a

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U.K. PM May Says Can Deepen India Trade Ties Before Leaving EU

By Kylie MacLellan and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – Britain should not wait until it leaves the European Union to develop deeper trade ties with India, Prime Minister Theresa May said in New Delhi on Monday, promising to ease access for Indian business travellers but not for its students. Making her first visit

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