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British lawmakers seize temporary control of parliamentary timetable in bid to break Brexit deadlock
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British lawmakers seize temporary control of parliamentary timetable in bid to break Brexit deadlock

British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's floundering government on Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the UK's departure from the European Union.

Theresa May wins 'legally binding' Brexit assurances from EU ahead of crucial votes in last ditch effort to seal deal
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Theresa May wins 'legally binding' Brexit assurances from EU ahead of crucial votes in last ditch effort to seal deal

The United Kingdom’s tortuous crisis over EU membership is approaching its finale with an extraordinary array of outcomes still possible, including a delay, a last-minute deal, a no-deal Brexit, a snap election or even another referendum. The country voted to leave the EU in a 2016 plebiscite.

Brexit crisis: As British Parliament gears up to vote on exit deal, lawmakers says Theresa May is staring at a 'heavy defeat'
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Brexit crisis: As British Parliament gears up to vote on exit deal, lawmakers says Theresa May is staring at a 'heavy defeat'

Just 19 days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on 29 March, May is scrambling - so far unsuccessfully - to secure last-minute changes to an EU exit treaty before parliament votes on Tuesday on whether to approve the deal.

British Opposition indicates support for second Brexit referendum after EU agrees to postponing exit deadline beyond March
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British Opposition indicates support for second Brexit referendum after EU agrees to postponing exit deadline beyond March

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it could support a second Brexit referendum as the European Union opened the door to postponing the country's exit from the bloc beyond the 29 March deadline.

Anger as Theresa May asks for more time to amend Brexit deal; British MPs call to delay move to avoid damaging
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Anger as Theresa May asks for more time to amend Brexit deal; British MPs call to delay move to avoid damaging "no deal" exit

British prime minister Theresa May on Sunday called for still more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal, and drew outrage by suggesting that the parliament may not be able to vote on the deal until just 17 days before Britain leaves the EU.

Theresa May suffers defeat in Brexit vote: With only six weeks to finalise EU deal, Britain faces political instability
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Theresa May suffers defeat in Brexit vote: With only six weeks to finalise EU deal, Britain faces political instability

The defeat is symbolic rather than binding but shows how weak May's hand is as she tries to secure changes to her divorce deal from the EU in order to win backing for it in Parliament. It is likely to leave EU leaders wondering whether May can win support for any kind of Brexit deal, given Britain's political instability.

Brexit: British govt still struggling for solution to keep Irish border open; All you need to know about backstop measure
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Brexit: British govt still struggling for solution to keep Irish border open; All you need to know about backstop measure

Brexit: How to keep the Irish border free-flowing has proved to be the toughest issue to resolve in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union.

Theresa May government survives no-confidence vote 325-306 after historic Brexit defeat
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Theresa May government survives no-confidence vote 325-306 after historic Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers.The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office.

Pound stands firm after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down by a crushing margin; PM's defeat factored in by market
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Pound stands firm after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down by a crushing margin; PM's defeat factored in by market

The pound sterling had sunk more than 1 percent against the dollar earlier on Tuesday but rallied back after the parliamentary vote, with the sizable defeat for May seen forcing Britain to pursue different options.

Brexit vote defeated 432-202 in UK parliament: Timeline of key events
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Brexit vote defeated 432-202 in UK parliament: Timeline of key events

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected UK Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.

Brexit bedlam: Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after British Parliament votes down PM's EU divorce deal by 230 votes
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Brexit bedlam: Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after British Parliament votes down PM's EU divorce deal by 230 votes

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and leading to a no-confidence vote in her government.

Brexit: Opposition in British Parliament launch no-confidence vote against Theresa May over delay in voting on EU deal
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Brexit: Opposition in British Parliament launch no-confidence vote against Theresa May over delay in voting on EU deal

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.

As danger looms over Theresay May, here is a look at possible replacements that could take over the role of British PM
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As danger looms over Theresay May, here is a look at possible replacements that could take over the role of British PM

Theresa May has vowed to fight on as the leader, but if she loses the confidence vote later on Wednesday she will be out of a job, and a contest to replace her will begin.

Theresa May faces no-confidence vote from Conservative Party; British PM says change in leadership will leave Brexit in balance
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Theresa May faces no-confidence vote from Conservative Party; British PM says change in leadership will leave Brexit in balance

British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, throwing UK politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

Theresa May unveils post-Brexit immigration norms: Indians wanting to work in Britain may face tougher time
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Theresa May unveils post-Brexit immigration norms: Indians wanting to work in Britain may face tougher time

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday unveiled a major post-Brexit overhaul of the UK's immigration system, which she said is aimed at a level playing field for nationals from all countries by ending "freedom of movement once and for all" for European Union (EU) citizens.

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler announce separation, divorce
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Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler announce separation, divorce

Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler said in a joint statement Friday that they separated "several months ago" after 25 years of marriage and have now decided to divorce. The couple said divorce proceedings are now underway.

UK paints grim picture of 'no-deal' Brexit: More red-tape at border, delays in medical treatment and spike in credit card fees top the list
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UK paints grim picture of 'no-deal' Brexit: More red-tape at border, delays in medical treatment and spike in credit card fees top the list

Businesses could face red tape at the border, patients could face delays to medical treatment and customers could see higher credit-card fees if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, the U.K. government acknowledged Thursday in documents outlining its plans for a "no-deal" Brexit.

Sexual abuse 'endemic' in international aid sector, says UK parliamentary report; investigation launched after Oxfam NGO scandal
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Sexual abuse 'endemic' in international aid sector, says UK parliamentary report; investigation launched after Oxfam NGO scandal

Lawmakers were investigating the aid sector following revelations earlier this year of Oxfam's staff involved in a prostitution scandal in Haiti.

Brexit detailed plan is released, UK calls it 'principled, pragmatic, ambitious' and exactly what Britons voted for
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Brexit detailed plan is released, UK calls it 'principled, pragmatic, ambitious' and exactly what Britons voted for

The British government released detailed plans Thursday for what it called a "principled pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit — plans that already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and split the governing Conservative Party, and which face likely resistance from the European Union.

Facebook still evasive over Cambridge Analytica data leak and fake news
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Facebook still evasive over Cambridge Analytica data leak and fake news

Britain’s DCMS committee is examining fake news and what CA did with the Facebook data.