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November 21, 2018 8:47 PM UK's Hammond says no-deal Brexit would cost tens of billions

LONDON (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union without a transition deal would cost Britain tens of billions of pounds, and failure to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s preferred plan could jeopardized Brexit altogether, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. “A smooth exit from the European Union, doing this in an orderly fashion, is worth 85

November 21, 2018 6:54 PM DUP leader Foster says won't withdraw support for UK PM May yet

BELFAST (Reuters) - The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government does not plan to withdraw its support yet despite opposition to her Brexit withdrawal deal, its leader said on Wednesday. “The confidence and supply agreement ... is very much still in existence,” Democratic Unionist Party 82

November 21, 2018 2:20 PM EU, UK would need a 'no-deal deal' after hard Brexit: Irish PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union would need to agree a “no-deal deal” on customs and regulations within weeks of a hard Brexit to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. “It is my view that if we did end up in a no-deal situation, we would find ourselves having to negotiate a no-deal 80

November 21, 2018 1:41 PM Factbox: What is UK PM May's working majority without the DUP? Answer: 3 votes

LONDON (Reuters) - The small Northern Irish party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has withdrawn support in some recent votes on a finance bill because its lawmakers are upset with May’s draft Brexit deal. If the Democratic Unionist Party abstains with its 10 votes, May would still have a working majority of just three votes 83

November 21, 2018 9:44 AM British lawmakers won't vote for no-deal Brexit, UK minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament will not support a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday, also playing down the prospect of a second referendum if lawmakers do not approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. May is heading to Brussels later on Wednesday to discuss a blueprint on post-Brexit ties with the European 66

November 20, 2018 11:53 AM European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech to MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) ANKARA, Turkey – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention 74

November 19, 2018 6:12 PM Serb nationalist calls on EU to grant Bosnia candidate status

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - The new Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite inter-ethnic presidency called on the European Union on Monday to grant the country candidate status and said it was time for foreign judges and peace envoy to leave. Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik, an outspoken supporter of Russia, was speaking as he sworn in in the parliament 82

November 19, 2018 1:14 PM Germany's Weber says draft Brexit deal will not be renegotiated

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, said on Monday that the draft Brexit deal would not be renegotiated and the ball was now in Britain’s court. Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, said the draft deal represented a good offer both for the EU and Britain 63

November 18, 2018 10:42 AM Scotland's Sturgeon says parliament should not endorse Brexit deal: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC on Sunday that it would be a mistake and deeply irresponsible for parliament to endorse Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. “There is no clarity whatsoever about the future relationship between the UK and the EU so the House of Commons is going to be asked to effectively endorse 62

November 17, 2018 5:28 PM London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate 78