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April 5, 2017 12:42 PM The EU Parliament has published its Brexit red lines — and they're tough

LONDON — The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back a number of red lines regarding Brexit talks with Britain. MEPs in Strasbourg, France voted by 516 to 133 to back the resolution on Wednesday morning, meaning that the EU's only directly-elected body has now established its official negotiating strategy ahead of Brexit talks with getting 13

April 5, 2017 9:04 AM May suggests free movement could continue during Brexit implementation Add to ..

Prime Minister Theresa May has not ruled out allowing the free movement of people between Britain and the European Union during “an implementation phase” after Britain leaves the bloc, the BBC reported on Wednesday. May, who triggered the formal divorce procedure with the European Union last week, has said she expects some kind of implementation phase 8

April 5, 2017 7:18 AM The Brexit trade deal CAN be done in two years Theresa May insists despite German sneers that it is too difficult

Theresa May has insisted a Brexit trade deal can be ready to sign in two years despite German sneers that it is too difficult. The Prime Minister said there was no reason the deal on Britain's new trading relationship with the EU cannot be ready to sign as Brexit takes place in March 2019. Mrs May today said she accepted EU rules which say the future 9

April 4, 2017 10:55 PM France election: Le Pen and Macron clash over Europe in TV debate

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was attacked from all sides over Europe as presidential candidates went head to head in the second live TV debate. The centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron said Ms Le Pen's nationalist proposals amounted to "economic warfare". But she was also accused from the right of not being tough enough on France's membership 9

April 4, 2017 9:05 PM What will become of EU residents who call the UK home?

There are some three million EU nationals whose futures have been thrown into doubt after Article 50 was triggered. Glasgow, United Kingdom - When Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, triggered Article 50 last week, the countdown to the UK's official departure from the European Union began in earnest. Article 50 - the formal mechanism for quitting 19

April 4, 2017 8:15 PM The Syrian Regime is Waging a War of Documents on Syrians · Global Voices

This story was originally written for Syria Untold in cooperation with Open Democracy. It is republished here as part of a partnership agreement. One of the oldest manifestations of the Syrian government’s corruption has always been the blockage and manipulation of official documents. Political dissidents have been too often stripped of their civic rights 51

April 4, 2017 6:44 PM May to raise 'hard issues' with Saudi Arabia, stand up for UK interests

RIYADH British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would raise "hard issues" with Saudi Arabia's leaders on a visit to the country, as critics urged her to pressure Riyadh over its air war in Yemen and human rights record. May also said she was appalled by reports of a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people 20

April 3, 2017 1:42 PM Brexit fever? Whiff of jingoism amid talk of blue passports and war

LONDON Just days after Prime Minister Theresa May formally served the European Union with divorce papers, a powerful affliction appeared to strike some in Britain: Brexit fever. Amid a row with Spain and the EU over the status of Gibraltar, a former leader of May's Conservative party, Michael Howard, even said she would be prepared to go to war to defend 41

March 30, 2017 7:17 PM Britain downplays security row as Brexit wrangling begins

France and Germany also put up a common front against Prime Minister Theresa May's call to negotiate the exit and the new relationship at the same time, setting up a major stumbling block before negotiations even begin. But a day after May formally notified the EU of Britain's intention to leave, it was her warning that failure to clinch a deal on trade 30

March 30, 2017 10:44 AM History points to protracted and tough Brexit negotiations

LONDON – It took Britain more than a decade of trying to join the European club. It's now got just two to get out and strike a new relationship. If anyone thinks that will be easy for Britain, a look back to its entry half a century ago will show how difficult and protracted talks with the EU can be. Successive British governments slogged away at trying 9