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Boris Johnson to make fresh attempt to force early election after EU agrees to postpone Brexit until 31 January
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Boris Johnson to make fresh attempt to force early election after EU agrees to postpone Brexit until 31 January

Boris Johnson had previously said he would rather be 'dead in a ditch' than extend the tortuous Brexit process started by the 2016 EU referendum

EU agrees to Brexit extension till 31 January; European Council chief Donald Tusk says decision expected to be formalised soon
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EU agrees to Brexit extension till 31 January; European Council chief Donald Tusk says decision expected to be formalised soon

The term flextension means that the UK will be able to leave earlier if the Brexit deal secured by prime minister Boris Johnson is ratified before 31 January

UK House Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson second vote on Brexit deal, says it would be 'repetitive and disorderly'
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UK House Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson second vote on Brexit deal, says it would be 'repetitive and disorderly'

Boris Johnson's plan to lead Britain out of the European Union at the end of this month hit another roadblock Monday when the speaker of the House of Commons rejected his attempt to hold a new vote.

EU fed up of Brexit, but likely to grant extension after call between Boris Johnson, European Council president Donald Tusk
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EU fed up of Brexit, but likely to grant extension after call between Boris Johnson, European Council president Donald Tusk

Once Britain sends a letter to seek an extension for the divorce, there is very little chance that the other 27 member states would refuse

Boris Johnson reiterates call for ‘flexibility’ in Brexit talks; ‘No breakthrough, no breakdown’, says EU Council President Donald Tusk
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Boris Johnson reiterates call for ‘flexibility’ in Brexit talks; ‘No breakthrough, no breakdown’, says EU Council President Donald Tusk

The British prime minister underlined to Tusk that his preference is for an exit agreement, a Downing Street spokesperson said

Brazil Army to douse Amazon rainforest fires after hundreds of new area flare up
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Brazil Army to douse Amazon rainforest fires after hundreds of new area flare up

Chanting 'Bolsonaro leave, Amazon stay', protesters demanded the government do more to protect the forest.

EU leaders castigate Donald Trump over trade threats ahead of G7 Summit; meet to take place amid worries on global economy
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EU leaders castigate Donald Trump over trade threats ahead of G7 Summit; meet to take place amid worries on global economy

Trump had warned earlier he that would impose punishing tariffs on French wine if France does not withdraw a new digital tax that will hit US tech giants.

Boris Johnson, EU council president Donald Tusk spar over Brexit at G7 Summit, term each other 'Mr No Deal'
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Boris Johnson, EU council president Donald Tusk spar over Brexit at G7 Summit, term each other 'Mr No Deal'

Johnson says that while he wants a deal Britain is ready to leave without one, a position that infuriates Tusk

Boris Johnson writes to EU president Donald Tusk, reaffirms desire to conclude Brexit deal without backstop on Ireland
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Boris Johnson writes to EU president Donald Tusk, reaffirms desire to conclude Brexit deal without backstop on Ireland

The 'backstop' would keep UK in EU customs arrangements to prevent hard border between British province of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

New EU leaders 'will not change course on Brexit', warns European Council president Donald Tusk
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New EU leaders 'will not change course on Brexit', warns European Council president Donald Tusk

Senior EU chiefs on Tuesday warned Britain that the bloc's new leadership would not change course and offer concessions on the Brexit deal struck with London

Brexit: With deadline looming, Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron to prevent 'no-deal' exit, press for delay
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Brexit: With deadline looming, Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron to prevent 'no-deal' exit, press for delay

Still struggling to get her EU divorce deal through parliament,Theresa May is hoping European leaders will agree on Wednesday to delay Brexit for a second time to stop Britain crashing out of the bloc two days later.

Brussels extends Brexit deadline to 12 April as Theresa May fails to convince EU of orderly exit if MPs shoot down deal
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Brussels extends Brexit deadline to 12 April as Theresa May fails to convince EU of orderly exit if MPs shoot down deal

Tightlipped and evasive, Theresa May parried questions until EU chiefs asked her to leave Thursday's Brexit summit meeting and embarked on a negotiation among themselves to draw up a new Brexit timetable.

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.

Seeking to avoid no-deal Brexit, Theresa May returns to Brussels to meet top EU lawmakers
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Seeking to avoid no-deal Brexit, Theresa May returns to Brussels to meet top EU lawmakers

Theresa May's spokesman stressed that she wasn't coming to Brussels to ask for more time and remained determined to deliver a Brexit deal before the 29 March deadline.

'Special place in hell' for no plan Brexiteers, says European Union leader Donald Tusk
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'Special place in hell' for no plan Brexiteers, says European Union leader Donald Tusk

The British prime minister is due in Brussels on Thursday to discuss ways to ensure Britain's orderly withdrawal from the EU and avoid what Tusk warned would be a "fiasco."

UK Parliament backs proposal to rework Irish border guarantee in Brexit deal; EU says treaty not up for re-negotiation
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UK Parliament backs proposal to rework Irish border guarantee in Brexit deal; EU says treaty not up for re-negotiation

Two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting May’s Brexit deal, parliament backed a proposal intended to send her back to Brussels with a stronger mandate to seek changes that were more likely to win their support. However, Brussels has repeatedly said it does not want to reopen a treaty signed off by the other 27 EU leaders.

Brexit deal's defeat sparks chaos: Germany calls it 'bitter day' for Europe, Ireland fears Britain's hard exit; how EU reacted to vote
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Brexit deal's defeat sparks chaos: Germany calls it 'bitter day' for Europe, Ireland fears Britain's hard exit; how EU reacted to vote

Here are some of the key reactions to the vote on Brexit plan in Britain, which saw MPs vote by a massive 432 to 202 votes against the agreement

G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: In night-long talks, possible
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G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: In night-long talks, possible "breakthrough" on fixing global trading system

All-night talks at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit resulted in a possible "breakthrough" on fixing the global trading system, European diplomats said Saturday.

European Union approves landmark Brexit divorce pact; Theresa May says it will 'mark new chapter' for UK
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European Union approves landmark Brexit divorce pact; Theresa May says it will 'mark new chapter' for UK

Theresa May now faces the final hurdle of getting the Brexit deal approved by the UK Parliament where many MPs from her own party remain vehemently opposed to it.