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How Brexit threatens Falklands' economy — and Spanish fishermen

Madrid - A no-deal Brexit would deal a severe blow to the economy of Britain's Falkland Islands which is heavily dependent on squid exports -- and to Galicia in Spain where almost all of the molluscs are sent.

EU leaders switch focus to Europe's future with Brexit delay

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday the European Union can focus unhindered on building its own future now that Britain has a longer delay to work out its troubled exit.

Shifting Brexit date gives map-makers a headache

Lempdes - In or out? The repeated delays to Brexit are a nightmare for map makers and guidebook printers who have to decide how to depict Britain's relationship with the European Union."We are completely lost," said Henri Medori, manager of publisher AEDIS.

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

Edinburgh - With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland's government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize -- independence.

Brexit delay wins May more time, but how much more?

Apo - In delaying Brexit again, British Prime Minister Theresa May has put off her own promised departure date -- but the move risks reviving efforts by her furious colleagues to unseat her.

'Trojan Horse': Brexiteers plot EU vote mischief

London - They call it the Trojan Horse strategy: Brexit supporters furious at their government's failure to leave the EU on time are aiming to undermine the European Parliament following elections next month.

EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

Apo - Europe mounted an emergency summit Wednesday to decide how long a Brexit delay to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May -- and under what conditions.

China, US could win big on no-deal Brexit: UN

Geneva - If Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the bloc and Britain's smaller trading partners stand to lose big, but Beijing and Washington could reap huge benefits, the UN said Tuesday.

Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

Brashten - The 960 inhabitants of the Bulgarian village of Brashten, nestled in the hills and forests on the Greek border, don't normally pay much heed to international politics.

Europe grudgingly prepares to offer Britain Brexit delay

Apo - European leaders were grudgingly preparing to postpone Brexit on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May made last-ditch visits to Paris and Berlin to beg for more time.

Europeans likely to grudgingly agree to delay Brexit: sources

Apo - European capitals are increasingly worried that ongoing Brexit chaos will carry a political and economic cost to the continent, but despite warnings from Paris, most seem ready to accept a lengthy postponement to Britain's departure.

May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit.

'Both sides' must compromise in cross-party Brexit talks: British PM

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday conceded that concluding a Brexit deal with the main opposition will need "compromise on both sides" as she faced criticism for being inflexible.

Brexit axe looms for British office-holders in France

Rennes - After Britain leaves the European Union some 900 Britons serving on local councils in France will also have to give up their seat at the table.

UK's May warns deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday defended her decision to turn to Britain's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers".

UK finance minister says govt open to Brexit compromise with opposition

London - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday the government had "no red lines" in talks with the main opposition party to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.

France says 'premature' to consider further Brexit delay: presidency

Paris - France considers it "premature" to discuss an additional delay to Britain's exit from the European Union, demanding that London present "a clear plan" that would justify pushing Brexit back again, a French presidency source said Friday.

Britain, EU set out competing Brexit delay dates

London - Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain's departure until June 30 while Brussels suggested that it might be best to postpone the split for up to a year.

British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

London - Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain's departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal.

Britain prepares for 'zombie' European polls

London - The prospect of Britain holding European elections would have been unthinkable just weeks ago but, with the prospect of a long delay to Brexit now on the cards, the country is reluctantly planning a campaign.

British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

London - Britain's government redoubled its efforts Thursday to win over the main opposition party in a last-gasp bid to avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union next week.

UK police warn against 'febrile' Brexit rhetoric

London - British police on Thursday warned campaigners and politicians to tone down their rhetoric to avoid inflaming the "febrile" atmosphere around Brexit.Martin Hewitt, head of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), said public figures should be wary.

Brexit chaos stirs bafflement in UK ex-colonies

Fpo - Across much of Britain's former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK's impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement -- and a touch of schadenfreude.

Lorry queues and no pork pies: EU issues no deal warning

Apo - Long queues, piles of paperwork and no more pork pies: the consequences of a no-deal Brexit will be immediate on the movement of goods and people between the EU and Britain.

British government, opposition in Brexit crisis talks

London - The British government and the main opposition were to hold further crisis talks on Thursday after MPs voted in favour of a Brexit delay that would avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on April 12.

May seeks last-minute Brexit tie-breaker with opposition

London - Prime Minister Theresa May was to meet on Wednesday with the leader of Britain's main opposition party in a bid to thrash out a Brexit compromise just days before a deadline to leave the EU.

France, Germany lament British disarray over Brexit

New York - The foreign ministers of France and Germany on Tuesday lamented the disarray in British politics over Brexit, saying London must come up with a clear position on leaving the European Union.

British PM seeks new Brexit delay to approve deal

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would ask the EU to delay Brexit again to avoid Britain crashing out of the bloc next week, signalling she could accept a closer relationship with Europe to break months of political deadlock.

Ireland won't be 'back door' into EU if no-deal Brexit: Irish PM

Paris - Ireland does not want to become a "back door" into the EU single market for Britain in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Tuesday in Paris.

Britain's Groundhog Day Brexit hits 500-hour mark

London - Britons may be forgiven for their Brexit fatigue as parliament has spent more than 500 hours debating how to leave the European Union without much progress in nearly three years.
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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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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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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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