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Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Saturday to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union.

Returning to London, Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

Returning to London, Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned on Friday to her mammoth struggle of persuading a deeply divided parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time but little to help change minds in London.

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel Monday to Strasbourg in a bid to ‘finalise’ her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Britain braces for make-or-break Brexit vote

Britain braces for make-or-break Brexit vote

The European Union's chief negotiator on Monday shut down hopes of a Brexit compromise with Brussels, saying it was up to Britain's government and parliament to find a way forward with less than three weeks to go before the scheduled departure date.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain has revoked citizenship from two more women who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, a newspaper reported Sunday, raising questions about the fate of their children.

EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

British and EU officials were meeting Saturday to try again to break the deadlock over their divorce deal, less than three weeks before Brexit.

UK won't accept Brexit deal that puts union at risk - PM's party chairman

UK won't accept Brexit deal that puts union at risk - PM's party chairman

Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party said.

EU says "difficult" Brexit talks unlikely to yield swift deal

EU says "difficult" Brexit talks unlikely to yield swift deal

Talks with Britain on amending its divorce deal with the European Union have made no headway and no swift solution is in sight, EU officials said on Wednesday, a week before British lawmakers must vote on the plan to avoid a chaotic Brexit.

Spain signs Gilbraltar tax deal with Britain

Spain signs Gilbraltar tax deal with Britain

Spain signed Monday a fiscal treaty with Britain on Gibraltar as Brexit nears, to fight tax fraud and money laundering via the British overseas territory.

Eight hurt in aborted take-off at London airport

Eight hurt in aborted take-off at London airport

Eight people suffered minor injuries during an aborted take-off at London Stansted Airport, causing flights to be suspended for around three hours.

Macron says 'time has come' for British to make Brexit choices

Macron says 'time has come' for British to make Brexit choices

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that the ‘time has come’ for British leaders to decide on how the country will leave the EU, amid indications that London might seek to delay Brexit ...

Japan's Honda to shut UK plant, 3,500 jobs at risk

Japan's Honda to shut UK plant, 3,500 jobs at risk

Honda announced Tuesday it would shut a major plant in Britain, putting 3,500 jobs at risk as the auto manufacturer became the latest Japanese firm to downsize operations as Brexit looms.