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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

France to accelerate preparations for no-deal Brexit

France is speeding up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit after the British parliament overwhelmingly rejected the agreement on the table, a French presidential source said Wednesday.

EU regrets after British MPs reject Brexit deal

The risk of a disorderly Brexit has increased since the Withdrawal Agreement was turned down by British MPs, arousing dismay and regret by European Union (EU) leaders, local media said on Wednesday.
Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside the UK Parliament as MPs debated.

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.
Theresa May

British premier Theresa May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, which has shaped its economy for decades.
The UK pound has continued to fall following the Brexit. AFP

Pound hits seven-week high on eve of vital Brexit vote

The British pound on Monday hit a seven-week high against the dollar as UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered an upbeat speech on the eve of a key Brexit vote which she is expected to lose, dealers said.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent to call on MP’s to support her Brexit bill on January 14, 2019. – Prime Minister Theresa May ramped up warnings to MPs poised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be “catastrophic” for British democracy. (Photo by Ben Birchall / POOL / AFP)

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of UK vote

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to “paralysis” that could see Britain stay in the bloc.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.British prosecutors said Wednesday they have a European arrest warrant for two Russians suspected of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok in March. / AFP PHOTO / PRU AND AFP PHOTO / HO /

Brexit: Theresa May to make last-ditch plea to opposition lawmakers

Prime Minister Theresa May was on Monday to ramp up warnings to Members of Parliament poised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be “catastrophic” for British democracy.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.British prosecutors said Wednesday they have a European arrest warrant for two Russians suspected of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok in March. / AFP PHOTO / PRU AND AFP PHOTO / HO /

Theresa May warns MPs against ‘catastrophic’ failure to deliver Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs preparing to vote down her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be a “catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”.
Greg Clark

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Britain’s business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be “disastrous” for the country, as fractious MPs prepare to vote on a contentious Brexit deal.
Stef Blok

Netherlands: Britons must apply to stay if Britain leaves EU with no deal

The Netherlands will give Britons a 15-month grace period to apply to stay after Brexit if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a Dutch minister has said.
Atiku Abubakar

How Atiku Abubakar will lose February 16 election

Get this straight: Atiku Abubakar will lose the presidential election on February 16. I’m not Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka or one of the tongue-in-cheek seers whose predictions you’ll be struggling to figure out after dropping your offering in the bag at midnight of December 31.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Elections: Stock market indicators depreciate by 19.77 percent

The year 2018 was not so rosy for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as its crucial indicators depreciated by 19.77 per cent due to uncertainties surrounding the forthcoming general elections.

Oil markets kick off new year with losses on signs of economic slowdown

Oil markets dropped by around one per cent in 2019’s first trading on Wednesday, pulled down by surging US output and concerns about an economic slowdown in 2019 as factory activity in China, the world’s biggest oil importer, contracted.
Irish Passports

Brexit: Number of Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 per cent in 2018

The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by 22 per cent in 2018, Ireland’s foreign office said on Monday, more than doubling the total of annual applications since Britain voted to leave the EU.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker urges Britain to get their act together

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday urged Britain to “get your act together” on Brexit, as he rejected accusations that the EU had a hidden agenda of keeping Britain in the bloc.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference with and Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attend at the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations at Lancaster House in central London on December 20, 2018. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP)

Brexit ’50-50′ if Theresa May’s deal voted down – minister

Britain’s chances of leaving the European Union are only “50-50” if MPs reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a senior minister warned Sunday.

Spain preparing for no-deal Brexit – premier

Spain’s prime minister said Friday his government is preparing emergency measures to preserve the rights of Britons in Spain in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.

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