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Squabbles erupt among G7 nations as leaders gather for annual summit

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain`s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Aug 25, 2019, 00:09 AM IST

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times, but whose interpretation was contested by ministers. 

Aug 18, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson urges lawmakers to back October 31 Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged lawmakers to support an October 31 Brexit, saying they had promised to honour the result of the country`s 2016 decision to leave the European Union.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

Parliament vs prime minister: Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

If the European Union refuses to renegotiate the terms of Britain`s departure, Johnson says he will take the country out without a divorce deal on October 31. Some in parliament are determined to stop him. Below are some of the likely moves and countermoves.

Aug 06, 2019, 21:23 PM IST

UK consumer lending growth sinks to 5-year low in June, housing market picks up

Brexit worries have weighed on house prices since June 2016`s referendum, though the effect has been most marked in London and surrounding areas, where valuations were already highest.

Jul 29, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Boris Johnson: Hailed and ridiculed in equal measure

Boris Johnson is all set to take over as UK's next PM and will be charged with finding an amicable solution to the Brexit mess that the country is currently in.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:02 PM IST

UK's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain`s anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into influence in a deadlocked parliament.

Jul 22, 2019, 22:32 PM IST

What are the key dates between now and Brexit day? A detailed timeline

Brexit: The ruling Conservative Party are in the process of selecting a new leader, who will replace Theresa May as prime minister and head of the party.


Jun 26, 2019, 07:15 AM IST

UK Labour's Corbyn backs second referendum on any Brexit deal

Corbyn, a critic of EU, has been under growing pressure to back unequivocally a second referendum to satisfy many members and lawmakers in his party who say it is the only way to break Brexit deadlock.

Jun 19, 2019, 23:08 PM IST

Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

 Johnson, the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, won the support of 114 Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace May.

Jun 13, 2019, 23:40 PM IST

United Kingdom's PM candidate Sajid Javid offers to pay for Brexit border solution

Sajid Javid, a candidate to be Britain`s next prime minister, said on Sunday he would offer to cover the cost of finding a post-Brexit border solution with Ireland - something he said would unlock fresh negotiations with the European Union.

Jun 09, 2019, 14:39 PM IST

Senior UK Brexit border preparation official Karen Wheeler resigns

The United Kingdom could be heading towards a constitutional crisis as many of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May are prepared to leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a deal, but parliament has indicated it will try to thwart such a scenario

Jun 07, 2019, 08:16 AM IST

Factbox: How will Britain's Conservative Party choose PM May's successor?

Britain`s ruling Conservative Party will decide the country`s next prime minister in late July - a contest that will bring in a new leader who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union. 

Jun 06, 2019, 18:19 PM IST

Don't fret, Donald Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out 'very well'

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar used a meeting with Trump, who has been a vocal supporter of Brexit, to underline Ireland`s concerns over the departure that could affect it more than any other country remaining in the 28-member bloc. 

Jun 06, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Deal or no deal, we leave EU on October 31 - UK PM candidate Boris Johnson

Johnson, a former foreign minister who resigned in protest at May`s handling of Brexit, is the bookmakers` favourite to win a crowded contest and take over the running of the country at its most important strategic juncture in decades.

Jun 03, 2019, 18:52 PM IST

US President Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis

"They`ve got to get it done," he said. "They have got to get the deal closed." "If they don`t get what they want, I would walk away. If you don`t get a fair deal, you walk away," Trump said in an interview.

Jun 02, 2019, 18:37 PM IST

Britain's Hunt says pursuing no-deal Brexit 'political suicide'

Frontrunner for PM post Boris Johnson has said that Britain should leave "deal or no-deal" on October 31

May 28, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

Race to succeed UK PM May centres on 'no deal' Brexit battle

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is seen by many as the favourite to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

May 27, 2019, 08:06 AM IST

Race to succeed United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May centres on 'no deal' Brexit battle

The prospect of a 'no deal' Brexit was fast becoming the central battle of the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday, as environment minister Michael Gove became the latest candidate to declare.

May 26, 2019, 20:28 PM IST

British PM May expected to announce date of her departure

May will remain in the office during a Conservative Party leadership election lasting about six weeks. The contest is likely to start on June 10 after US President Donald Trump`s state visit to Britain. 

May 24, 2019, 12:02 PM IST