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Wounded May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal

Apo - Bloodied but not yet beaten, Prime Minister Theresa May holds last-ditch talks with EU leaders on Thursday as she battles to save both her Brexit deal and her career.

British PM May wins party confidence vote: official

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her, winning a confidence motion by 200 to 117 votes.

Irish minority government safe until 2020: opposition

Dublin - Ireland's main opposition party on Wednesday agreed to prop up the country's minority government through 2019, pledging to deliver stability as the country braces for any potential fallout from Brexit.

Spanish PM enters campaign mode with attack on Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez lashed out at Catalan separatists and promised a huge jump in the minimum wage on Wednesday as he geared up for an early election widely expected next year.

What next for Brexit as May faces a leadership battle?

London - What happens to the Brexit process now, as Prime Minister Theresa May fights a challenge to her leadership?

Spain PM accuses Catalan separatists of 'lying' like Brexiters

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday accused Catalan separatists of basing their cause on "lies" and "manipulation", comparing them to Brexit supporters in Britain.

UK's May ploughs on in historic Brexit mission

London - Theresa May has proudly adopted one Conservative grandee's dismissal of her as a "bloody difficult woman".

Parliament speaker taking key role in Brexit turmoil

London - With British politics in turmoil over a contested Brexit deal, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has come to the fore as MPs seek to challenge Prime Minister Theresa May -- and her government is getting increasingly irritated.

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived an attempt by her own MPs to remove her but more than one-third voted against her, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

May's Brexit 'theatre' exasperates European partners

Apo - Frustrated EU leaders were resigned to providing Theresa May with a stage for more Brexit theatrics to help convince Britain she really fought for the best divorce possible.

May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

British PM delays Brexit deal vote but EU warns no renegotiation

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal to avoid a crushing defeat, saying she would head to Europe for further talks -- but the EU warned it would not reopen the agreement.

What next now May has delayed Brexit deal vote?

London - What happens now after Prime Minister Theresa May threw the Brexit process into fresh disarray after deferring a vote on her deal in parliament?

Short, sharp shock if no-deal Brexit

London - From food businesses stockpiling imports to passengers wondering if their flights will take off, many in Britain are worried about splitting from the European Union without an agreement in March.

Pompeo sees strong US-Britain ties in hard Brexit

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday promised strong ties with Britain if the longtime ally heads for a complete split with the European Union.

What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal?

London - Prime Minister Theresa May appears likely to lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday.

Brexit doubts grow in Wales as crunch vote looms

Swansea - The 12 stars of the European Union flag are on proud display across Swansea University's new campus.

Rain or shine, Mr Stop Brexit delivers his message

London - A single voice rings out through the ornate corridors of Britain's Houses of Parliament, a regular shout from the street with a simple message: "Stoooppp Brexit!

UK's May offers more say for MPs to save Brexit deal

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May sought Thursday to woo MPs with a promise of more power over the next stage of Brexit as she fought to save her EU withdrawal deal ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week.

UK's May hints at Brexit backstop vote to save ailing deal

London - Prime Minister Theresa May suggested Thursday that MPs may get to decide whether Britain eventually joins the "backstop" plan to avoid post-Brexit border checks with Ireland.

Brexit hardliners resist pleas to vote for May's deal

London - Conservative Brexiteers, having spent their entire careers railing against the European Union, are resisting pleas from Theresa May to support her deal and could try to unseat her in the aftermath of next week's vote.

Perilous change of tack as migrants take sea route to Britain

Wissant - In early November, police in the northern French village of Wissant made the first of a series of unusual discoveries in the sand dunes: an inflatable boat intended to ferry migrants in the dead of night to Britain.

'Legal risk' in Brexit deal clause: attorney general

London - Britain's top government lawyer warned ministers of "a legal risk" in the Brexit deal, according to advice which the government was forced to publish on Wednesday.

British PM to face lawmakers after stinging Brexit defeat

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to the House of Commons Wednesday after a series of stunning defeats by MPs that threaten her government and could change the course of Brexit.

Divided UK braces for once-in-a-lifetime Brexit vote

London - As British MPs prepare for a historic vote on the future of Brexit, the country is back on a campaign footing and the bitter divisions of the 2016 referendum have re-surfaced.

Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage quits UKIP

London - Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage resigned Tuesday from the UK Independence Party which he co-founded and turned into an influential force in British politics as its leader for nearly a decade. "With a heavy heart, I am leaving UKIP.

Britain can unilaterally revoke Article 50, says top EU court lawyer

Luxembourg - EU countries can unilaterally end the divorce process from the bloc, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday in a closely watched case launched by anti-Brexit politicians in Britain.

Legal row holds up UK debate on contentious Brexit deal

London - British MPs on Tuesday begin debating a highly contentious Brexit deal amid a row over the government's refusal to publish its legal advice, as a top EU court lawyer said Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the bloc.

Hopes for second Brexit referendum reach fever pitch

London - Hopes for a second referendum on EU membership are rising in Britain amid heightened uncertainty over Brexit, but big hurdles remain -- from the timing to legal complexities on both sides of the Channel.

Another UK govt minister quits over Brexit deal

London - British government minister Sam Gyimah quit late Friday over Prime Minister Theresa May's "naive" Brexit plan, dealing her another blow in her fight to pass it through parliament.
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Timeline of the Brexit talks
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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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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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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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