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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement in London on March 20, 2019
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March 20, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox gives his legal opinion during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, in London, Tuesday March 12, 2019.
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March 12, 2019 - 9:50 am
By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn't give Britain the power to cut itself free of...
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FILE - This is a Monday Feb. 23, 2015 file handout image of a three image combo of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before t
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March 10, 2019 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria. Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-Arab summit at the Sharm El Sheikh convention center in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
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February 24, 2019 - 9:45 am
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday delayed a vote on her Brexit deal in the Parliament, saying it should take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to further sow discord...
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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Shamima Begum.
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February 17, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. The family's lawyer said 19-year-old Shamima Begum and the baby are in good health. In a recent interview with The Times...
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A departure board showing the BMI flights cancelled
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February 17, 2019 - 11:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks to journalists after her meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
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February 11, 2019 - 11:56 am
By Pan Pylas, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed last year to its weakest growth rate since the global financial crisis as mounting uncertainty over Brexit weighed on businesses and kept a lid on their investments, official figures showed Monday. The Office for National...
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Pro and Anti Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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January 31, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A key member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government acknowledged Thursday that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on a divorce deal drag on. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that while it is...
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Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, center, her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, left, and her grandson Simon Wallfisch, right.
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January 29, 2019 - 10:44 am
By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor, who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted...
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Anti Brexit protester Steve Bray who is almost permanently demonstrating outside the Houses of Parliament watches the traffic as he holds up placards in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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January 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm
By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — From backstop to Brexiteer, Britain's decision to leave the European Union, now scheduled for March 29, has spawned a baffling array of new terms. The AP deciphers some key words and phrases: ARTICLE 50: Article 50 of the European Union's key Lisbon Treaty sets...
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