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Germany: Brexit talks could go on if Theresa May loses vote

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday that talks on Brexit will continue if British Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal is rejected by parliament.
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”.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.
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)

Britain makes victims of forced marriages to pay for flight to UK

Britain is charging young women rescued from forced marriages abroad for the cost of their repatriation, The Times newspaper revealed on Wednesday.
London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over 100,000 Christmas travelers.

Two arrested over Gatwick Airport’s drone chaos

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May leaves EU summit still seeking Brexit reassurance

British Prime Minister Theresa May left the EU summit on Friday exactly as she had arrived — promising talks to extract reassuring words from EU leaders to help her sell the Brexit deal back home.
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 returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her Brexit plan back home and warned of the growing threat of a “no deal.”
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 seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal

Wounded by a battle with her own MPs, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, pleaded on Thursday with EU leaders for concessions that might save her Brexit deal, while playing down hopes of a swift breakthrough.
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Theresa May wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May will retain her job at least till next year, after she won a confidence vote triggered by 48 Conservative rebel MPs, who hate the Brexit deal she worked out with EU in November.

Brexit in dates

From the shock Brexit vote to Wednesday’s challenge against British Prime Minister Theresa May, here are the milestones on Britain’s rocky road out of the European Union.
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Pound rebounds as Theresa May pledges to fight on, warns Brexit at risk

Sterling rose on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership and warned rebels within her party that they risked delaying or even stopping Britain’s departure from the European Union.
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 faces vote of no confidence

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, faces a leadership challenge on Wednesday that could see her exit her position as leader of the Conservative Party and thus prime minister.
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 to face lawmakers after Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday after a series of stunning defeats by MPs that threaten her government and could change the course of Brexit.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 15, 2018. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled against a rebellion over her draft Brexit deal on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. (Photo by Matt Dunham / POOL / AFP)

Theresa May rebukes Donald Trump as she bids to sell Brexit deal

Theresa May rebuked Donald Trump and insisted Britain could strike trade agreements outside the EU as she launched a nationwide tour on Tuesday to whip up support for the contested Brexit divorce deal.
US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump trips up Theresa May as she bids to sell Brexit deal

US President Donald Trump warned the Brexit deal could undermine UK-US trade just as the British prime minister launched a nationwide tour to whip up support Tuesday for an agreement that has divided Britain.
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 /

UK Parliament votes on Brexit deal December 11

The parliament in the United Kingdom will vote on 11 December, after five days of debate, whether to accept or reject the Brexit deal agreed with the European Union on Sunday.
King Juan Carlos salutes the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamen bin Salman. REUTERS

Former Spanish King criticised for meeting Saudi crown prince

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos was under fire on Monday after a photo emerged of him meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has been tainted by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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 begins intensive campaign to sell Brexit deal at home

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday convene her cabinet and update parliament on her newly-agreed Brexit deal, as the embattled British leader tries to sell the maligned plan to a sceptical country.

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