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Theresa May leaves Brexit summit with more time, less respect

Over an agonising two-hour grilling, British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to convince exasperated European leaders she has any plan to deliver an orderly Brexit if MPs vote her withdrawal deal down.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on March 20, 2019 ahead of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) question and answer session in the House of Commons. – Britain will write to the EU to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date. Exactly a thousand days on from the seismic 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, a divorce deal negotiated by May is blocked in parliament and political turmoil grips the country. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

Theresa May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from EU

European Union leaders have agreed to postpone Brexit beyond March 29 deadline and asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to get an approval of the UK parliament on her divorce deal with the bloc.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on March 20, 2019 ahead of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) question and answer session in the House of Commons. – Britain will write to the EU to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date. Exactly a thousand days on from the seismic 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, a divorce deal negotiated by May is blocked in parliament and political turmoil grips the country. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

British premier seeks brief Brexit delay from hesitant EU

Britain will write to the EU on Wednesday to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date.
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)

Theresa May seeks Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will write to the EU on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC’s political editor said.

Official: UK may not hold pivotal Brexit vote

British leader Theresa May’s government warned Sunday it might not have a planned Brexit vote this week unless it feels it could secure a win that avoids a lengthy delay to the EU pullout.

Germany’s two top banks launch merger talks

Germany’s two biggest lenders, the ailing Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said Sunday they would launch formal talks toward a possible merger that could create a “national champion” in financial services.
Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.

Slovakia’s Zuzana Caputova wins first round of presidential race

Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 25, 2018 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations in Brussels. – As a EU Brexit negociator, Barnier gained prestige in the European Union, AFP reported on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

Michel Barnier: Brexit talks now in hands of Britain

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told AFP on Monday that negotiations to break a deadlock on a deal to leave the bloc are now between British Prime Minister Theresa May and members of her parliament.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

British and EU officials were meeting on Saturday to try again to break the deadlock over their divorce deal, less than three weeks before Brexit.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 19, 2018 EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier addresses a press conference after his meeting with British Brexit minister at the European Commission in Brussels. – Michel Barnier’s time on the political stage was supposed to be over. Passed over by his allies in Brussels in a failed audition for Europe’s top role and out of step with his own party in his French homeland, it was time for him to take his bow. But the 67-year-old former French former minister and former EU commissioner was invited to perform his final encore as Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator — and he’s winning applause. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

UK negotiators seek to get Brexit ‘over the line’ in new EU talks

Britain’s Brexit negotiators headed back to Brussels on Tuesday vowing to “get a deal over the line” as they seek EU support to break the stalemate in London before this month’s divorce deadline.
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney attends a press conference at the Bank of England in London on February 25, 2019. – Britain and the United agreed Monday to maintain how multi-trillion dollar financial transactions are carried out between the two countries after Brexit, aiming to avoid market uncertainty when the UK leaves the EU. The UK and US carry out trades of derivatives — securities whose value is based on an asset such as currencies, stocks and commodities — worth a combined $2.4 trillion daily, Bank of England governor Mark Carney told a press conference in London. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor / POOL / AFP)

Bank of England: EU to be worst hit by no-Brexit

The Bank of England declared Britain’s financial system to be ready for the volatility that would be unleashed by a no-deal Brexit, but households and companies in the rest of Europe might face disruption.
Michy Batshuayi

Cheikhou Kouyate: Michy Batshuayi will ‘score more goals’ for Crystal Palace

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

UK premier faces ministerial resignations threat over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May faced the threat Tuesday of more ministerial resignations over her refusal to rule out the possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal on March 29.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

‘Ballot box’ to decide if ailing Algeria president gets 5th term – premier

Algeria's prime minister on Monday insisted voters would determine if ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gets a fifth term at the ballot box, after major protests against his candidacy.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

EU threatens to impose further sanctions on Venezuela’s President Maduro

Germany and other European Union (EU) countries threatened Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with further sanctions on Monday.
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EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

At a flag-making workshop in northern England, orders for Union Jacks are flying off the production line while the EU’s blue-and-yellow standard is proving less and less popular.
Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

National strike brings Belgium to standstill

Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.
Olly Robbins is the most senior civil servant involved in the Brexit process. Peter Nicholls-Reuters

British government denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

The British government denied Wednesday it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal or a lengthy delay.

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