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Britain suggests longer Brexit transition

London - Britain on Wednesday challenged the EU's proposals to end a post-Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020, saying the date should reflect the time needed for both sides to strike a deal on future trade ties.

Brexit minister promises no 'Mad Max dystopia'

Vienna - Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers' rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary said Tuesday.

Britain's Davis vows no post-Brexit 'dystopia'

Vienna - Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers' rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the country's Brexit secretary said Tuesday.

Brexit 'challenging' for EU budget: Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - Net contributor Britain's planned departure from the EU leaves the bloc's remaining 27 members with a "very challenging" budget hole to plug, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

Inspired by Macron, new anti-Brexit party launches in Britain

London - A new anti-Brexit party was launched in London Monday, lacking any big names but vowing to revitalise the centre ground of British politics, inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement.

Brexit uncertainty for pharmaceutical companies

Of the different sectors of the British economy affected by the U.K.’s impending exit from the European Union, the pharmaceutical sector is one of the most significant. This relates to the value of the market and the regulatory impact.

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

Brussels - EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

'Painful': Citizens count Brexit's personal cost

London - Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before Britain leaves the EU.

May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

Munich - British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens' lives were at stake.

May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

Munich - British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens' lives were at stake.

British PM to warn EU over security cooperation

Munich - British Prime Minister Theresa May will restate her case Saturday for an unprecedented security partnership with the European Union after Brexit, warning that lives depend on it.

European spy chiefs plead for post-Brexit security cooperation

Munich - The heads of key British, French and German spy agencies warned Friday that intelligence sharing and cooperation must continue even after Britain quits the European Union.

EU presidency urges Britain to ditch Brexit

Sofia - Bulgaria, which holds the presidency of the EU, on Thursday warned of poor progress in Brexit talks and told Britain it was still not too late to abandon its plan to quit the bloc.

Boris Johnson seeks to allay Brexit fears

London - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday called for Britain to completely throw off EU rules and to view Brexit as an opportunity, while refusing to deny he might quit if the government chose a different path.

Boris Johnson warns against Brexit 'betrayal'

London - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Wednesday use a major speech to warn that attempts to frustrate Brexit would lead to "ineradicable feelings of betrayal".

All Brexit options will be bad for Irish economy: study

Dublin - Britain's departure from the European Union will hit the Irish economy no matter which type of deal is signed between London and Brussels, according to a study published on Tuesday.

EU should 'never humiliate' UK in Brexit talks: France

Paris - The EU should not "humiliate" Britain in Brexit negotiations, a French government spokesman said Monday, warning such an approach would strengthen anti-EU sentiment in the run-up to European elections next year."Our position is quite simple.

Flurry of keynote UK govt speeches to detail Brexit 'road map'

London - Prime Minister Theresa May and senior Cabinet ministers will set out "Britain's road map to Brexit" in a series of keynote speeches over the coming weeks, Downing Street said Sunday.

Brexit transition 'not a given', EU's Barnier warns

Brussels - EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Friday that plans for a post-Brexit transition period to ease the pain of the split were at risk because of "substantial" disagreements with Britain.

Brexit transition period 'not a given' if disagreements continue: EU's Barnier

Brussels - The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Friday that there were "substantial disagreements" with Britain on a post-Brexit transition period and that a deal was not guaranteed.

British PM reassures Japanese execs on Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of the "opportunity" of Brexit but acknowledged it would be "no small undertaking" as she met Thursday with Japanese companies investing in Britain.

UK accuses EU of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

London - A senior British minister on Thursday accused the European Union of acting in bad faith over a plan to sanction London if it breaks the rules of the post-Brexit transition period.

George Soros donates £400,000 to anti-Brexit campaign

London - Billionaire investor George Soros has donated £400,000 to a campaign for influencing British lawmakers to vote against a final Brexit deal, its director said Thursday amid accusations of a "plot to thwart Brexit".

Dutch judges refer British expats case to top EU court

Den Haag - Dutch judges on Wednesday referred a landmark case brought by British expats demanding clarification over their rights as European citizens after Brexit to the EU's top court.

British expats urge Dutch court to protect rights after Brexit

Amsterdam - Five British plaintiffs are urging a Dutch court to help protect the rights of "the forgotten many" after Brexit, with the tribunal set to rule Wednesday in the landmark case.

British expats urge Dutch court to protect rights after Brexit

Amsterdam - Five British plaintiffs are urging a Dutch court to help protect the rights of "the forgotten many" after Brexit, with the tribunal set to rule Wednesday in the landmark case.

EU to get power to punish UK during Brexit transition: sources

Brussels - The European Union will be able to punish Britain for breaking the rules of its post-Brexit transition period under plans agreed by Brussels on Tuesday, EU sources said.

EU negotiator warns 'not a minute to lose' in Brexit talks

London - The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier stressed the urgency of Brexit talks ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, with her government still deeply divided on the negotiations.

EU negotiator in London for Brexit talks with divided UK govt

London - EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in London on Monday, with tensions in her government over her Brexit strategy coming to a head.

Brexit talks to resume next week as uncertainty continues

London - The EU's chief Brexit negotiator will hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London on Monday as the two sides resume negotiations on post-Brexit ties in a climate of deep uncertainty.
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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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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 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, pictured in London with Prime Minister David Cameron, has warned of negative economic consequences of a so-called Brexit
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