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FILE PHOTO - Wads of British Pound Sterling banknotes are stacked in piles at the Money Service Austria company's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, November 16, 2017. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Britain’s credit rating slips to negative

Credit ratings agency Moody’s on Friday downgraded the outlook for Britain’s debt, citing mounting policy challenges amid the Brexit debate.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

UK government denies division over Brexit plan

Downing Street has dismissed reports of disagreements within Boris Johnson’s government over how to move forward with the Brexit process.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin, and a one euro coin, are arranged for a photograph in central London. – Sterling soared Thursday, October 17, 2019 within a whisker of $1.3, striking five-month peaks after the European Union reached a draft Brexit withdrawal deal with London. (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP)

Pound falls before Brexit votes

The British pound fell Tuesday awaiting key Brexit votes on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement bill.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

British premier to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt Saturday, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether — yet again — to delay their final decision on Brexit.

British lawmakers vote to delay Brexit deal decision

British MPs on Saturday voted to delay a decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, arguing they needed more time to study its contents before an October 31 deadline.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

British MPs hold knife-edge vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

British MPs gathered on Saturday for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal for a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty.
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Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
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Uganda announces ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda has announced plans to reintroduce a bill which would bring in the death penalty for homosexuals in the East African nation.
Britain’s Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Thursday, as talks on the country’s exit from the bloc reach a critical stage, Downing Street said.

UK Brexit minister to meet EU negotiator Thursday

Britain’s Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Thursday, as talks on the country’s exit from the bloc reach a critical stage, Downing Street said.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Somalia files complaint to UN against Kenya over airspace violation

Somalia has protested what it said is the violation of its airspace by Kenya after an aircraft flew from Nairobi directly to Kismayu instead of first landing in the capital Mogadishu.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

British premier prepares to unveil ‘final’ Brexit offer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will submit “final” proposals for a new Brexit agreement on Wednesday, officials said, warning that if the European Union did not engage with them, Britain would leave the bloc this month with no divorce deal.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. (Photo by John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP)

UK’s Boris Johnson rallies party with vow to ‘get Brexit done’

Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered his Conservative party Sunday for what could be its final conference before an election, promising to “get Brexit done”.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 07, 2015 British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and London Mayor Boris Johnson leave St Paul’s Cathedral in central London after attending a memorial service in memory of the 52 victims of the 7/7 London attacks. JACK TAYLOR / AFP

David Cameron: Boris Johnson behaved ‘appallingly’ during Brexit pre-vote campaign

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum but accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving “appallingly” during the pre-vote campaigning.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Scottish court hands British premier fresh Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow yesterday when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

UK parliament’s suspension to begin late Monday

The month-long suspension of the British parliament ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an apparent bid to stop MPs blocking his Brexit strategy will begin late Monday, his spokesman said.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Brexit ordeal unmasks Boris Johnson’s ruthless side

Boris Johnson had forged an image of himself as a jovial, wisecracking mophead but after a few weeks as Britain’s Brexit Prime Minister, the winning smile gave way this week to a scowl and a wagging finger as his ruthless streak emerged.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions from young people aged 9-14 during an event inside 10 Downing Street in London on August 30, 2019 ahead of an education announcement. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on August 30 warned any attempt by MPs next week to stop Brexit or delay it beyond October 31 would do “lasting damage” to public trust in politics. (Photo by JEREMY SELWYN / POOL / AFP)

Britons set to protest against Boris Johnson’s Brexit move

Demonstrations are expected across Britain on Saturday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivers a speech during the opening of the French Employers’ association (Medef) “Rencontre Des Entrepreneurs” summer meeting at the Longchamp horse racetrack in Paris, on August 28, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Ireland: Britain has ‘nothing credible’ to replace Brexit backstop

Britain has come up with “nothing credible” to replace the controversial Irish backstop in its deal to leave the EU, Ireland’s foreign minister said Friday.

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