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No breakthrough yet on key Brexit issue – Ireland

There is no breakthrough yet on the thorny Irish border issue, Dublin has warned, hours ahead of key talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and top EU officials aimed at achieving progress on Britain’s Brexit deal.

Ireland will block Brexit talks on border issues – commissioner

Ireland's EU commissioner said Dublin would "continue to play tough" over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit, unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

British media, critics see crisis for Theresa May after Priti Patel leaves cabinet

British media and critics of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, on Thursday said the resignation of a second cabinet minister within seven days had left her government in crisis.

British prime minister’s party suspends lawmaker over ‘serious allegations’

Britain's ruling Conservatives suspended an MP Friday over unspecified "serious allegations", as Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new party code of conduct in response to a growing sexual harassment scandal.

UK government under pressure to publish Brexit papers

The British government came under pressure on Wednesday to publish papers detailing the potential impact of Brexit, after MPs appealed to a rare parliamentary power.

EU leaders to make Brexit gesture to Theresa May

EU leaders were set to agree Friday to start preparatory talks on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, offering some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and other politicians could lose their seats if proposals to “cut the cost of politics” go ahead, a report suggested on Tuesday.

Ghost of Margaret Thatcher haunts Theresa May as she fights ouster plot

A devastating election and a high-profile speech strewn with mishaps have ignited a leadership crisis for British Prime Minister Theresa May at a critical time as Brexit negotiators push for a deal in Brussels.

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe

British foreign minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors — if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first.

Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament

British MPs voted in favour of a bill Tuesday to end Britain’s EU membership, a key moment for the government’s Brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab.

‘Election thriller’ gets underway in Norway

Polling stations opened across oil-rich Norway on Monday for an election nail-biter that will decide whether "the world's happiest country" will be run by the outgoing rightwing coalition or the opposition for the next four years.

British prime minister says no plans to quit

British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday.

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