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Brexit could be delayed until May as UK changes strategy

  • Angela Merkel visited the Republic of Ireland on Thursday ahead of next Wednesday’s special European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers on Brexit. The visit came amidst UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest U-turn to explore a cross- party deal on Brexit, and her decision to a...
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All roads lead to Rome … even China’s Belt & Road

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (AFP) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi took a swipe at Washington last week over Italy’s apparent decision to endorse Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the first time any G7 state has backed the $1 trillion plan at the center of a geopolitical s...
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UK’s Brexit U-turns shift focus to mid-March votes

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters) Theresa May on Tuesday made one of her biggest Brexit U-turns so far, bringing significant new uncertainty to the process of the UK leaving the EU. Having said about 80 times over the last two years that the country will definitely le...
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Brinkmanship could push Brexit to last chance saloon

  • The possibility of a no-deal Brexit looms large. (Reuters) Theresa May updated Parliament on Brexit on Tuesday, highlighting her latest diplomatic activity and asking for “more time” — until Feb. 26 — to agree changes to the so-called Irish backstop. Yet there are growing signs t...
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MPs’ mixed messages increase chances of no-deal Brexit

  • The UK remains at loggerheads over the situation with Brexit. (File/AFP) The House of Commons failed to decisively clear the Brexit fog on Tuesday night. While a non-binding amendment was passed that technically rules out the possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal, ...
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Last act in the Brexit pantomime? Oh no it isn’t…

  • Protesters hold banners as they participate in anti-Brexit demonstration march in central London, Britain January 12, 2019. (Reuters) In one of the most important UK political moments of the postwar era, the House of Commons will vote on Tuesday on the Brexit withdrawal deal. Thus begin...
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Uncertainty clouds UK’s post-Brexit global plans

  • Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt arrives to speak about "Britain's Role in a Post-Brexit World" at the Fullerton Lecture in Singapore January 2, 2019. (Reuters)   UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave a speech in Singapore on Wednesday outlining how Brexit Britain...
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PM limps on with UK still in Brexit gridlock 

  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, on December 13, 2018. (Reuters) Even though Theresa May won the Conservative leadership confidence vote, the result — with a larger-than-anticipated 117 of her party's MPs dissent...
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What to expect after the vote on the Brexit deal

  • The House of Commons begins on Tuesday a five-day debate on the Brexit withdrawal deal, setting off one of the most decisive few weeks in recent UK political history. With the government expected to lose the key vote on Dec. 11, a key question for financial markets and Prime Minister There...
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Why world powers are unlikely to start another great war

  • The US mid-term elections occupied many of the political headlines last week, but another landmark event awaited Donald Trump as he headed to Europe at the weekend. For Trump, pausing for breath after a hectic campaign, joined other world leaders such as Vladimir Putin to mark the centenar...
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