Brexit

The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union

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Brexit is the scheduled withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). Following a June 2016 referendum, in which 51.9% of participating voters voted to leave, the UK government formally announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017, starting a two-year process that was due to conclude with the UK withdrawing on 29 March 2019. As the UK parliament thrice voted against the negotiated withdrawal agreement, that deadline has been extended twice, and is currently 31 October 2019. An Act of Parliament requires the government to seek a third extension if no agreement is reached before 19 October.

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The Paris art scene believes it is winning from Brexit uncertainty, as more galleries are being opened in the French capital, currently hosting the giant FIAC..
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Britain will still leave the European Union on Oct. 31 as scheduled if the latest Brexit deal is voted down by lawmakers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on..
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A Scottish Court rejected on Friday a case which argued that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was unlawful as it contravenes tax legislation.
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While British lawmakers agonize in parliament on Saturday over whether to approve a last-minute European Union divorce deal, one interested onlooker will be..
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Summits are usually a chance for European Union leaders to discuss problems and try to strengthen their union. But after two days of talks in Brussels, the only..
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Supporters of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will urge him to call a snap election if Britain can seal its departure from the European Union, four members of..
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British Lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Friday he wanted to make sure Britain did not leave the European Union without a Brexit deal by mistake, explaining a..
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The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on Oct. 31. Below is an explainer of the Brexit basics:
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who clinched a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, had been..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would become a competitor after Brexit and that its exit from the European Union would see it losing out.
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he was opposed to granting a Brexit extension past the Oct. 31 deadline if the British parliament rejects..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's battle to win support for his new Brexit divorce deal raises the possibility that the United Kingdom could hold a fresh..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trumpeting a newly minted Brexit deal with EU leaders but now needs backing from the UK's divided parliament in a vote..
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Germany's foreign minister on Friday said he was counting on the British parliament ahead of a vote on an eleventh-hour agreement that negotiators from Britain..
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Anti-Brexit campaigners have plowed a protest message in giant letters reading "Britain now wants to remain" into a field in rural southern England, as Britain's..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his..
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Opposition Labour lawmaker John Mann will vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and expects over nine of his fellow Labour MPs to follow suit, he..
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Goldman Sachs said it had raised its estimate on the probability of a Brexit deal to 65% from 60% after Britain struck a new divorce agreement with the European..
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The British parliament's Treasury Committee demanded that the finance ministry produce fresh economic forecasts of the cost of leaving the European Union under..
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Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to convince doubters to rally behind his..
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Just a few kilometers from the border with Ireland, the people of Northern Ireland's second city of Londonderry know exactly what is at stake as Britain seeks to..
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Saturday's parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will be "pretty close" but likely just fall short, John McDonnell, the opposition..
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Voting down Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will open up better opportunities for the government and the Northern Irish party which supports him in..
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European Union leaders unanimously backed a new Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a battle to secure the UK..
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Britain's new Brexit deal has a "decent chance" of clearing parliament on Saturday and the alternative is to leave the European Union in two weeks' time without..
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European Union leaders unanimously backed a new Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a battle to secure the UK..
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Less than ten Labour Party MPs will back the British government on Saturday when the parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, BBC political correspondent..
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European Union leaders unanimously backed a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a battle to secure the UK..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed confidence on Thursday that British lawmakers would back the Brexit deal he clinched with the European Union, saying most..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident that British lawmakers would back the Brexit deal he has agreed with the European Union in a parliamentary..
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Britain will be on course for more distant economic ties with the European Union, making the country poorer, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins parliamentary..
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European Union leaders gave their unanimous backing to a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, putting the onus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure the..
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European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British..
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Dominic Grieve, one of 21 lawmakers ousted from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party last month, will oppose Johnson's Brexit deal in a..
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EU member states approved the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc on Thursday and agreed it would be enacted from Nov. 1, a senior EU official said.
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Britain will be on course for more distant economic ties with the European Union, making the country poorer, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins parliamentary..
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Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will encourage like-minded members of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to oppose his Brexit..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his fellow European Union leaders that he was relatively positive about their new Brexit deal passing the House of Commons, an..
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The Brexit deal struck by Britain and the rest of the European Union will minimize much of Brexit's short-term impact on the economies of Ireland and Northern..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes lawmakers have to choose between voting for his new Brexit deal or risking a disorderly exit from the EU because..
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The European Union has agreed a new Brexit deal with Britain. Here are the details.
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Britain secured a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
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EU leaders met for a two-day summit on Thursday and Friday, dominated by Brexit. The following are comments from the national leaders and senior EU officials on..
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The European Union and the British government have clinched a new deal setting the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc.
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Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union,..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he hoped the British parliament would approve the new Brexit deal agreed between his government and the European..
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Thursday welcomed the prospect of an orderly Brexit after Britain clinched an eleventh-hour deal with the European..
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Britain clinched an eleventh-hour Brexit deal with the EU on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the bloc, but Prime..
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British lawmakers on Thursday approved the government's plan to hold a special sitting of parliament on Saturday to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit..
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The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, a key voting bloc in the British parliament, said on Thursday it would not support a new Brexit deal agreed by..
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Ireland's prime minister on Thursday welcomed the Brexit deal struck by Britain and the European Union as a "unique solution" for Northern Ireland that respected..
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Germany will have a close look at the newly negotiated deal for Britain to leave the European Union, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that..
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European Union leaders will agree later on Thursday the new Brexit deal with Britain should come into force from Nov. 1, according a draft of their summit's..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a statement to parliament on Saturday and then lawmakers will debate whether to approve his new Brexit deal or..
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