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EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

Knaresborough - 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.

UK's May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader "over the coming days", as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit.

Op-Ed: Brexit, and yet another Foot In Mouth moment

London - What more can you possibly say about this farcical mess? Having lost yet another vote, Britain’s Least Talented politicians then went on to say that "they wanted to win, to show unity to Brussels". Tell the world, eh?

UK says Brexit defeat in parliament 'a hiccup'

London - The British government on Friday dismissed as a "hiccup" its latest parliamentary defeat over Brexit, saying it would press on with trying to renegotiate its EU divorce deal as exit day looms in just six weeks.

Frustrated EU wary of May's Brexit brinkmanship

Apo - With just 43 days until Britain is due to leave the European Union, EU leaders increasingly fear Theresa May is playing a dangerous game of chicken.

Dutch unveil furry Brexit monster

Den Haag - What's big, blue, furry and monstrous? For the Netherlands the answer is simple: Brexit.

Dutch unveil furry Brexit monster

Den Haag - What's big, blue, furry and causes trouble? For the Netherlands the answer to this riddle is simple: Brexit.

MEP warns top Brexiteers of revolutionaries' fate

Strasbourg - A senior member of the European parliament warned the leaders of Britain's Brexit movement on Tuesday that a previous generation of revolutionaries lost their heads.

May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit talks

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday will plead with MPs to give her more time for talks with EU officials on her Brexit deal, telling them they must hold their nerve.

Britain's May seeks more time from MPs for Brexit talks

London - The British government is seeking to win more time to secure EU concessions on Brexit that could pass parliament and avert a chaotic split from the bloc on March 29.

UK pulls Brexit ferry contract from firm with no ships

London - Weeks of public sniggering and indignation culminated Saturday when the British government cancelled a ferry contract it had awarded to a firm with no ships.

Farage's new 'Brexit Party' wins official recognition

London - British electoral authorities said Friday they had officially recognised a new "Brexit Party" backed by Nigel Farage, a key campaigner in the referendum vote to leave the European Union.

UK Labour's Brexit offer rebuffed by govt, welcomed by EU

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Thursday repeated its opposition to negotiating a future UK-EU customs union, after the opposition Labour Party named that as its price for backing her Brexit plan.

Will Brexit happen on March 29? Don't bet on it

London - Will Brexit really happen on March 29? Unlikely, analysts say, despite Prime Minister Theresa May's insistence that Britain will split from the EU by the looming deadline.

May, Juncker hold 'robust' Brexit meet, agree new talks

Apo - Britain and the EU agreed Thursday to hold more talks to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, after a "robust" meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Britain's May to meet EU leaders on Brexit

Apo - EU leaders will host British Prime Minister Theresa May for talks in Brussels on Thursday as the two sides seek to save their Brexit deal.

Britain's May to meet EU leaders Thursday on Brexit

Apo - 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.

Tax reprieve for Dutch citizens in UK if no-deal Brexit

Den Haag - Tens-of-thousands of Dutch citizens living in Britain will have until the end of the year to get their taxes in order in case of a no-deal Brexit, the Dutch government said Monday.

UK seeks to reassure business amid EU fears on Brexit

London - A top EU official warned Monday that the prospect of Britain crashing out of the bloc next month looks more likely than ever, as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure foreign investors worried about a chaotic Brexit.

Merkel urges 'creativity', 'goodwill' in Brexit talks

Apo - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday urged Britain and the EU to show "creativity" and "goodwill" in upcoming Brexit talks but stressed the withdrawal agreement was not up for renegotiation.

UK's May says 'armed with fresh' Brexit mandate

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal.

UK's May says she is 'armed with fresh' Brexit mandate

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal.EU officials have insisted that the deal is not open for renegotiation.

Britain outraged at EU's Gibraltar 'colony' reference

London - Britain reacted with fury after a European Council document published on Friday described Gibraltar as a colony.

Wary Dutch hire foreign vets for Brexit customs checks

Den Haag - The Netherlands is hiring around 100 mainly foreign veterinarians to check imported animals and food from Britain in its latest contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit, the government said Friday.

Game over for gamers? UK studios count Brexit costs

London - Could it possibly be game over for the bright minds behind "Grand Theft Auto" and other global gaming hits?

British MPs' break scrapped as Brexit clock ticks down

London - The British government announced Thursday it was scrapping MPs' February holiday in the rush to get ready for Brexit on March 29 but hinted it may need extra time amid chaos and confusion over strategy.

A last throw of the Brexit dice for Britain's May

London - Theresa May's bid to reopen the Brexit deal could be a final throw of the dice or another delay to get MPs to back it -- but either way, she is running out of options.

Brexit deal 'best possible' and 'not renegotiable': Macron

Nicosia - French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the Brexit deal is the "best agreement possible and is not renegotiable", as Britain's premier pushed to reopen talks with Brussels.

Brexit: What is the Irish backstop?

London - How to keep the Irish border free-flowing has proved to be the toughest issue to resolve in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union.

Brexit plots and passions split UK parliament

London - Britain's bickering parliament has splintered into rival factions with their own remedies for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.Tuesday will be their big chance to have their say.
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