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#Salisbury – EU Foreign Ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

#Salisbury – EU Foreign Ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

| January 21, 2019

The EU’s foreign ministers imposed sanctions on nine persons and one entity under the new regime of restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons created on 15 October 2018. These designations include the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU (Intelligence arm of the Russian Armed Forces) […]

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May makes no change to #Brexit demands in talks with EU leaders – report

May makes no change to #Brexit demands in talks with EU leaders – report

| January 21, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday (18 January) writes Kanishka Singh. May’s demands continued to focus around either a legally binding time-limit for the Irish […]

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Former PM Major urges May to drop #Brexit red lines

Former PM Major urges May to drop #Brexit red lines

| January 21, 2019

Former British prime minister John Major (pictured) urged Theresa May on Saturday (19January) to drop her “red lines” on Brexit or allow parliament to find a way forward to avoid a damaging no-deal departure from the European Union in March, writes William Schomberg. Major said he compromised on key decisions on the Northern Irish peace […]

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UK headed for #Brexit delay and second referendum – #Farage

UK headed for #Brexit delay and second referendum – #Farage

| January 17, 2019

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage (pictured) said on Wednesday (16 January) he thought Britain was heading for a delay to its scheduled March 29 exit from the European Union and probably would hold a fresh referendum on the country’s membership of the EU, writes William Schomberg. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a resounding defeat on her […]

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First thing May needs to do is extend #Brexit deadline – Sturgeon

First thing May needs to do is extend #Brexit deadline – Sturgeon

| January 17, 2019

If British Prime Minister Theresa May wants a cross-party compromise on Brexit the first thing she needs to do is to extend the March 29 time limit, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Wednesday (16 January), writes Elisabeth O’Leary. The day after a parliamentary loss by the worst margin for a British government […]

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Labour calls on May to try a #Brexit compromise to get deal passed

Labour calls on May to try a #Brexit compromise to get deal passed

| January 17, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May could eventually get a Brexit deal through parliament if she negotiated a compromise with the opposition Labour Party, the second most powerful man in the party told Reuters on Wednesday (16 January), writes Andrew MacAskill. May’s Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat in parliament on Tuesday (15 January), triggering political chaos […]

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‘We are staring down the barrel’: Reactions to May’s #Brexit deal defeat

‘We are staring down the barrel’: Reactions to May’s #Brexit deal defeat

| January 16, 2019

European Union leaders said they would step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit and British business groups reacted with alarm after British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday (15 January), writes Andy Bruce. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY “It is clear that the House does not […]

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