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October 20, 2018 1:11 AM Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

Britain's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says Facebook faces complex issues such as 'the balance between free speech and prohibited content' British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday, October 19, he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures 124

July 22, 2018 6:35 AM New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

LONDON — Britain’s new Brexit chief has suggested Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph that there must be “conditionality” between Britain making the exit payment and its ability to create a new relationship 33

July 10, 2018 9:59 AM UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit. Tuesday’s meeting comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit, saying May’s plans for future relations with the European Union don’t live up to their 24

June 27, 2018 11:28 AM Bank of England warns Brexit still poses financial risks

LONDON — The Bank of England has warned that material risks remain in regard to Britain’s departure from the European Union. The bank’s biannual Financial Stability Report says Wednesday that while progress has been made toward mitigating the disruption associated with Brexit, actions are needed both by the UK and EU to protect cross-border financial 25

June 22, 2018 12:20 PM EU slaps tariffs on US jeans, whiskey as trade war erupts

Brussels, Belgium—The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. The tariffs, which took effect at midnight (2200 GMT Thursday) according to the EU’s official journal, will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already 55

November 28, 2017 10:10 PM British government pressed to release full Brexit dossier

LONDON — British lawmakers are taking the government to task over its reluctance to disclose a series of studies it commissioned on the likely economic impact of Brexit. Earlier this month the House of Commons passed a motion by the opposition Labour Party calling for the 58 reviews to be released. Commons Speaker John Bercow said the government could 22

July 18, 2017 12:26 AM Brexit talks begin in earnest with citizens’ rights in focus

BRUSSELS — Talks to extricate Britain from the European Union began in earnest Monday with both sides still seemingly far apart on citizens’ rights after Brexit officially takes place in less than two years. After an initial meeting last month where the structure of the talks was determined, Britain’s Brexit minister, David Davis, met up with the EU’s chief 36

July 15, 2017 10:02 AM Tony Blair says Brexit must be stopped to halt harm to UK

LONDON — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says there’s a chance Britain won’t leave the European Union – and stopping Brexit is “necessary” to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published Saturday by Blair’s Institute for Global Change, he wrote that EU leaders might be willing to “reform and meet us half way” to keep the UK in the bloc. Blair 19

July 11, 2017 10:21 PM 'Anniversary blues' as Theresa May marks a year as PM

The PM's plan to reboot her faltering premiership is overshadowed by her own MPs and mixed messages over Brexit. It was never going to be, after the bungled election that saw her lose her Commons majority and left her fighting for her political life. But the anniversary blues need not have been so painful. After all, the Tories' woes of the past 48 hours 22

July 9, 2017 9:34 PM As Brexit challenge looms, embattled PM May vows to fight on

LONDON Britain's Theresa May will promise to fight on as prime minister and pursue bold domestic reform despite her diminished authority in a speech this week relaunching her leadership after 12 tumultuous months in power. As her minority government prepares to start the difficult task of passing Brexit through parliament, May will remind Britons of her promise 14