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British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament.

What next after UK, EU agree Brexit deal?

London - Britain and the European Union have struck a new Brexit accord but it is by no means a done deal, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to get it through parliament.

Brexit deal: what's in it

Apo - "Fair and reasonable." That's how both Britain's Boris Johnson and the EU describe the new draft Brexit deal reached Thursday after days of intense haggling.Here's what's in the accord -- and what each side gave up to get there.

UK, EU strike Brexit deal, urge MPs to back it

Apo - European Union leaders endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle getting it through the British parliament.

Brexit concerns blowing a gale across nervy Falklands

It may be a remote archipelago 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometres) from mainland Britain but the Falkland Islands' incredible biodiversity, as well as fishing and meat exports, are under threat from Brexit.

Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany's Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a united front on issues ranging from Brexit to Syria ahead of this week's EU summit.

European growth failed to 'lift off' amid Brexit, slowdown: IMF economist

Washington - Europe's economic expansion sputtered this year, disappointing expectations due to the well-known Brexit concerns, but also because of issues within major economies like Germany and Italy, a top IMF economist told AFP.

EU and UK close in on possible Brexit text

Apo - British and European negotiators return to intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks brought them closer but failed to confirm an elusive breakthrough.

Op-Ed: Brexit — A revenue disaster for the UK?

London - As Brexit makes its necrophiliac way to “fulfillment” the political arguments have overshadowed a few issues, like revenue. What happens when you dislocate your revenue base to this extent? You’re about to find out.

What if MPs reject UK government's agenda?

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out an ambitious legislative agenda, but what happens if MPs refuse to support it?

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated Monday that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens.

No sign of Brexit breakthrough with time running out

British and European negotiators on Sunday played down hopes of a rapid breakthrough in their last-ditch bid to strike an amicable Brexit divorce deal.

EU and UK intensify Brexit talks ahead of key summit

Apo - British and EU negotiators agreed Friday to intensify efforts to find a new Brexit withdrawal agreement, just days before a key European summit.

UK, Irish PMs say could see 'pathway' to Brexit deal

Birkenhead - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said they could see a route towards striking a possible Brexit divorce deal, following a crunch meeting on Thursday.

British, Irish PMs keep Brexit talks alive after meeting

Birkenhead - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said Thursday they could see a "pathway" to reaching a Brexit deal after meeting for last-ditch talks, but remained cautious with just days left to strike an agreement.

No more rebates in EU budget after Brexit, Commission urges

Apo - The European Commission on Wednesday urged EU states to drop the system of asking for rebates from their budget contributions if and when the UK leaves under Brexit.

Britain's Brexit talks with EU on verge of collapse

Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday, with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence and sabotage before an end of October deadline.

EU says Britain needs new plan as Brexit clock runs out

Apo - European officials warned Monday that Britain's latest Brexit proposal cannot serve as a basis for a breakthrough before next week's Brussels summit.

British PM Johnson warns EU he will not delay Brexit

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the European Union on Sunday he will not delay Brexit beyond October 31, underlining that his latest proposals are a last chance to reach a deal.

EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms

Apo - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson started phoning EU leaders Saturday to sell his proposals for a managed Brexit, but he met with pressure to revise his offer -- and to do so quickly.

Johnson's Brexit strategy faces legal, time constraints

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday faced fresh court action to stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal as chances of an agreement faded with a warning from Brussels that he had just a week to flesh out his new Brexit plans....

Britain, EU need new Brexit draft in week to avoid delay or chaos

Apo - UK Britain and Europe will have to agree a draft text next week if they are to sign an accord to avoid a chaotic no-deal divorce or another Brexit delay before this month's deadline, diplomats warn.

Britain's Brexit tangle complicated by Belfast impasse

Dublin - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new plans to leave the European Union offer Northern Ireland's devolved government consent over new border arrangements with Ireland.

Johnson tells court he may seek Brexit delay: documents

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told a court he will request a Brexit delay if he fails to strike a deal with the EU by October 19, according to documents published online Friday.

Op-Ed: Imbecility, thy name is Brexit - Irish deal simply can’t work

Dublin - The UK proposal for an “all-island” regulatory zone in Ireland to get around the closed border problem is looking very much like desperation. Ireland would be the go-to place for EU goods entering the UK.

On the Irish border, Britain's new Brexit plan fails to lift mood

In Middletown, Northern Ireland, opinions on Brexit vary, but most people can agree on one thing: London's latest Brexit plans do nothing to quell fears of a return to a hard border.

Britain's Johnson confronts EU doubts about new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confronted scepticism from across Europe on Thursday as he sought to muster support for his new approach to avoiding a messy divorce at the end of the month.

UK Brexit plan gets cool reception in Brussels

Apo - Britain's new Brexit plan got a cool reception Wednesday in Brussels, where European officials highlighted problems and their chief negotiator warned it left "a lot of work" to be done.

UK PM to unveil new Brexit plan -- and threat

Manchester - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil his plan for a new Brexit deal at his Conservative party conference Wednesday, warning the EU it is that or Britain leaves with no agreement this month.

Britain says new Brexit proposal imminent

Manchester - Britain is on the verge of submitting proposals for a new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday, even as France warned that failure to get a new agreement was the most likely outcome as the deadline loomed.
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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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