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Britain urges US, Europe to 'go further' in countering Russia

Washington - New British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday will urge the United States and European countries to do more to call out Russia's "malign behavior" and keep Vladimir Putin in check, notably by implementing tough sanctions.

Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM's plan

London - Nigel Farage, who spearheaded the drive to get Britain out of the EU, announced Saturday he was returning to the fray in a bid to scupper the government's Brexit blueprint.

Pro-EU Brit hits the road to spell out 'stop Brexit'

London - A passionately pro-European Briton has quit his job to drive around the continent for months spelling out "stop Brexit" on maps depicting his circuitous route.

EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit: court

Luxembourg - EU countries should continue extraditions to Britain until it leaves the bloc next year, despite claims that Brexit could cause uncertainty for suspects, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday.

Risk of no-deal Brexit 'uncomfortably high': BoE governor

London - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit was "uncomfortably high" and "highly undesirable" but still "unlikely" compared to other outcomes.

Brexit on the menu at May, Macron dinner

Paris - British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to President Emmanuel Macron's "summer Elysee Palace" on the Mediterranean coast on Friday, seeking to soften resistance to a Brexit plan which has upended her government while failing to win over sceptical EU n...

Britain seeks EU nations' support to avoid 'messy divorce'

London - Britain has stepped up warnings of the risk that the Brexit talks collapse as it seeks to bypass Brussels and persuade individual European Union nations to back its plans for future economic ties.

UK foreign minister Hunt warns of danger of 'messy' EU divorce

Vienna - UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a "messy divorce" from the EU, referring to the prospect of a " no deal" exit.

Britain's May to meet Macron in France on Friday

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will host Theresa May on Friday, the Elysee Palace said Tuesday, as the British prime minister races to secure support for a deal on her country's exit from the European Union.

Putin would be the only winner in 'no deal' Brexit: UK minister

Paris - Russia's President Vladimir Putin would be the only winner in the event of Britain crashing out of the European Union next March without a withdrawal agreement, Britain's foreign minister said Tuesday.

EU moving anti-piracy HQ to Spain from London post-Brexit

Apo - European Union countries decided Monday to move the headquarters of the bloc's anti-piracy Atalanta patrols from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29, when Britain exits the EU.

UK's Hunt welcomes China's offer of talks on post-Brexit trade deal

Bejing - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday he welcomed China's offer of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal as he visited Beijing to try to strengthen ties before next year's divorce from Europe.

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to "swindle" the United Kingdom out of the Brexit people voted for in the landmark 2016 referendum, The Sunday Times reported.

Shortages in U.K. food supply are now part of Brexit conversation

Britain’s prolonged heatwave will impact food supplies later this year and would exacerbate any disruption caused by a hard Brexit, an industry lobby group warned on Wednesday.

EU voices doubt about UK's Irish border plan after Brexit

Apo - European Union negotiator Michel Barnier voiced doubt Thursday over whether Britain can relieve EU concerns about the Irish border and allow for a Brexit deal by the October deadline.

British PM takes control of Brexit talks

London - Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday she will take personal control of Brexit negotiations with the EU, as time runs out to get a deal before Britain leaves the bloc in March.

Hunt warns no Brexit deal could harm ties for 'a generation'

Berlin - Britain's new foreign minister Jeremy Hunt warned Monday on his first official visit to Germany that failure to secure a Brexit deal could harm European ties for decades to come.

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

London - Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.

EU demands greater clarity from May on her Brexit blueprint

Apo - The EU's top negotiator Michel Barnier expressed doubts Friday over Britain's new Brexit blueprint for future trade ties with the European Union, as he called for "rapidly" settling outstanding issues like the Irish border.

EU minister 'nervous' time running out for Brexit deal

Apo - European Union ministers met Friday to discuss gaps with Britain in the Brexit negotiations as Germany's envoy admitted he was nervous time was running out for a deal.

May survives rebel MPs but EU's Brexit judgment looms

London - Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a frenzied fortnight of rebellion that threatened to unseat her, but must now sell her Brexit plan to voters and the European Union.

EU urges member states to 'step up preparations' in case Brexit talks fail

Apo - The European Union on Thursday urged the remaining 27 member countries and businesses to "step up preparations" in case Brexit negotiations fail.

'Not too late to save Brexit': ex-foreign secretary Johnson

London - Former foreign minister Boris Johnson urged the British government on Wednesday to change its strategy for leaving the EU, telling MPs it was "not too late to save Brexit".

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

London - "It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government's approach to Brexit.

Campaign for new Brexit vote gets boost from ex-minister Greening

London - After two years of government squabbling and parliamentary rifts on Brexit, support is growing for the idea that only another referendum can resolve Britain's future outside the European Union.

UK's official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police

London - Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU membership referendum, the Electoral Commission announced Tuesday, adding that it had referred the case to the police.

British PM facing potential pincer movement on Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May faces potentially highly damaging attacks from both sides in parliament this week over plans for Britain's future trading relationship with the EU after Brexit.

Trump says Queen thinks Brexit is 'very complex problem': report

London - US President Donald Trump has seemingly breached royal protocol by discussing his private conversation with Queen Elizabeth II who he says thinks Brexit is a "very complex problem", according to an interview with British media.

Fact-check: Did Trump predict Brexit a day before?

London - US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was at his golf course in Scotland "the day before Brexit" and correctly predicted the result of the June 23, 2016 referendum.In fact, he arrived a day later and welcomed the result.- WHAT ARE WE VERIFYING?

May's Brexit plan could 'kill' US trade deal: Trump

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit would "probably kill" the prospects for a free trade deal with the United States, US President Donald Trump said in an interview for The Sun's Friday edition.
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US President Barack Obama  pictured in London with Prime Minister David Cameron  has warned of negat...
US President Barack Obama, pictured in London with Prime Minister David Cameron, has warned of negative economic consequences of a so-called Brexit
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US President Barack Obama gives a speech at an event in central London on April 23  2016 warning aga...
US President Barack Obama gives a speech at an event in central London on April 23, 2016 warning against leaving the European Union
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Britons with EU spouses retain the right to live and work on the continent but the right to citizens...
Britons with EU spouses retain the right to live and work on the continent but the right to citizenship is up to the individual country
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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) has claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by...
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) has claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by 2030 in the event of a Brexit, costing every household the equivalent of £4,300 a year
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Timeline of the Brexit talks
Timeline of the Brexit talks
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