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(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.
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’s Theresa May in Brussels for Brexit talks Wednesday

The president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will host British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday for talks on the Brexit crisis.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at European Commission in Brussels on December 8, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - EMMANUEL DUNAND

Britain’s Theresa May to meet EU leaders Thursday on Brexit

EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, the EU said, as Brussels and London seek ways to save the Brexit deal.
European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas

EU: UK Brexit minister’s resignation not a problem

The resignation of Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis is not a problem for the EU, a spokesman for the bloc said Monday, insisting Brussels was ready to negotiate a deal “24/7”.

Italy and Malta under pressure to take in stranded migrant boat

Italy and Malta faced international pressure Monday to come to the aid of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants which is stranded in the Mediterranean as the two countries refuse to allow them ashore.

EU vows to strike back at Donald Trump trade threat

The EU warned on Tuesday it would take "appropriate measures" to defend its interests if the US imposes tough trade sanctions as President Donald Trump delivers on his protectionist policies.

EU says would react ‘swiftly’ to any Donald Trump trade curbs

The European Union warned Monday it would react "swiftly and appropriately" if Washington imposed trade curbs, after US President Donald Trump accused the bloc of trading "very unfairly" and hinted at such action.

Brexit is not a game – EU’s Michel Barnier

EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Brexit was "not a game" as he held new Brexit talks amid clashes between London and Brussels over who must make the next move.

Spain under pressure after police violence in Catalan vote

Spain came under international pressure Monday to resolve a spiralling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence.

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