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UK PM Boris Johnson sends unsigned letter to European Union asking for Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

Oct 20, 2019, 06:24 AM IST

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

A deal to smooth Britain`s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

Oct 14, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal: EU tells Britain

As the clock ticks down to the October 31 departure date, Brexit descended into a public row between London and Brussels this week as both sides position for another delay followed by an election in Britain or an acrimonious divorce.

Oct 09, 2019, 22:13 PM IST

Explainer: Why the UK's Brexit proposal falls short for the European Union

Britain`s latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop.

Oct 04, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Brexit: UK will leave the European Union on October 31, says Finance Minister Javid

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday.

Sep 30, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

Deshhit: EU Parliament backs India on Jammu and Kashmir, says Pakistani terrorists target Europe

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the European Union Parliament supported New Delhi's stance on Kashmir and called Pakistan an “ambiguous” nation.

Sep 18, 2019, 21:00 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

Germany, France, UK, EU urge Iran to revert to upholding nuclear deal

"Iran has stated that it wants to remain within the JCPoA. It must act accordingly by reversing these activities and returning to full JCPoA compliance without delay," they added.

Jul 09, 2019, 21:07 PM IST

More EU leaders sign up to carbon net-zero goal by 2050 ahead of summit

UN negotiators hope the gathering of EU heads of state will show commitment to the 2015 Paris pact to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Jun 17, 2019, 21:44 PM IST

Nationalists surge in EU Parliament vote, but pro-EU parties remain dominant

The far-right and nationalists in Italy, Britain, France and Poland came out on top in their national votes on Sunday.

May 27, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

UK's Theresa May told to ditch Brexit talks with opposition Labour

Thirteen of May’s former cabinet colleagues as well as Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, wrote to May to ask her not to agree Labour`s demand for a post-Brexit customs union with the EU. 

May 14, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Twitter launches emoji for European Parliament elections in May

Twitter launched on Wednesday an emoji for the European Parliament elections in May, seeking to provide a visual link to channel conversations around a vote set to affect the European Union in the coming years. 

Apr 10, 2019, 06:40 AM IST

UK parliament approves Brexit law forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to consult on delay

Britain`s parliament approved legislation on Monday that gives lawmakers the power to scrutinise and even change Prime Minister Theresa May`s request that the European Union agree to delay Brexit until June 30.

Apr 09, 2019, 05:10 AM IST

No-deal Brexit fears rise as parliament sinks British PM May's deal

Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May`s Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain`s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to quit the bloc. 

Mar 30, 2019, 07:59 AM IST

Unprecedented move: British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit process for a day

The move underlined to what extent UK PM Theresa May has lost her authority, although she said the government would not be bound by the results of the so-called indicative votes.

Mar 26, 2019, 06:00 AM IST

May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her.

Mar 25, 2019, 00:00 AM IST

Returning to London, Britain's Theresa May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

May secured a two-week reprieve to try to get the deal she negotiated in November.

Mar 22, 2019, 19:57 PM IST

EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals

Last year, the EU competition enforcer imposed a record 4.34 billion euro fine on Google for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals.

Mar 20, 2019, 17:12 PM IST

Under pressure, Britain's Theresa May scrambles to win support for Brexit deal

After parliament backed a move to delay Brexit, May still has only three days to win approval for her deal to leave the European Union if she wants to go to a summit with the bloc`s leaders on Thursday with something to offer them in return for more time.

Mar 17, 2019, 19:43 PM IST