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EU mulls Johnson's reluctant Brexit delay request

EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal. Johnson has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out of the European Union on October 31, more than three years after the 2016 referendum vote for Brexit. The Conservative leader duly sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk late Saturday asking for the required three-month delay --...

British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date. In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP. "The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.

What’s next after key Brexit vote is delayed

LONDON (AP) — Parliament had been expected to vote yes or no Saturday to a new Brexit divorce deal, but instead Britain faces more wrangling and more delays. The latest delay was caused by a vote to withhold approval of the Brexit plan until the legislation needed to implement it has been enacted by Parliament. […]
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Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again

LONDON (AP) — A sea of protesters was across the street from Parliament when word arrived that lawmakers in the House of Commons had forced another delay in Britain’s protracted Brexit battle. Parliament Square, awash in European Union flags, erupted in cheers. “Fantastic news,” said Paul Craddy, who had traveled from Bristol in western England […]
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Boris Johnson Furious as Parliament Refuses to Be Bounced Into Brexit Deal

REUTERSLONDON—Boris Johnson was left raging on Saturday as lawmakers forced the prime minister to seek yet another Brexit delay from the European Union. The extremely rare parliamentary vote taken on a Saturday did not reject Johnson’s compromise deal with the EU outright, it merely demanded more time for the deal to be examined and inserted an additional failsafe to stop Britain from slipping out of the EU without an agreed deal on Halloween.No. 10 was furious because Johnson has repeatedly pro...

U.K. Parliament Debates Latest Brexit Plan

In a rare Saturday session, Britain's Parliament is debating the latest proposal for removing the U.K. from the European Union.
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U.K. Parliament Set to Vote on Brexit: Live Updates

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union is being debated with impassioned speeches, cheers and jeers in Parliament.
Tags: Politics and Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Legislatures and Parliaments, Johnson, Boris, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Democratic Unionist Party (Northern Ireland, European Union

Forget campfires… today’s scouts focus on climate crisis and homelessness

Spurred on by the likes of Greta Thunberg, the movement is now engaging with social problemsInspired by a wave of youth activism, scouts from across Britain are setting aside campfires and hobby badges to tackle some of the UK’s biggest social issues, from homelessness and the climate crisis to migrants and mental health.The 112-year-old movement has enlisted the support of British astronaut Tim Peake to lead its campaign, in part spurred on by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Co...
Tags: UK, Children, Environment, UK News, Homelessness, Britain, Volunteering, Bear Grylls, Scouts and scouting, Tim Peake, Greta Thunberg

Boris Johnson implores MPs to 'get Brexit done' in crucial Saturday vote

PM accepts he would have to request delay if MPs pass amendment to avoid no dealLatest Brexit news - live updatesBoris Johnson struck an emollient tone as he opened Saturday’s historic session of parliament, entreating MPs from all parties to support his Brexit deal and highlighting what he called Britain’s “shared sense of destiny” with Europe.After months of seeking to cajole parliament by accusing MPs of passing a “surrender bill”, the prime minister stressed Britain’s love of Europe, and cla...
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Britain's Parliament set for knife-edge vote on Brexit's 'Super Saturday'

British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new European Union exit deal. The vote is going to be very close.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Boris Johnson implores MPs to 'get Brexit done' in 'super Saturday' session

PM accepts he would have to request delay if MPs pass amendment to avoid no dealLatest Brexit news - live updatesBoris Johnson struck an emollient tone as he opened Saturday’s historic session of parliament, by entreating MPs from all parties to support his Brexit deal by highlighting what he called Britain’s “shared sense of destiny” with Europe.After months of seeking to cajole parliament by accusing MPs of passing a “surrender bill”, the prime minister stressed Britain’s love of Europe, and c...
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What to Watch For in Today’s Brexit Vote: Live Updates

The fate of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union is on a knife’s edge as Parliament prepares to vote.
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Johnson will ask for Brexit delay after losing parliament vote -EU official

Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain's departure from the European Union, an EU official said, with the British prime minister obliged to ask for a delay after losing a vote in parliament. Instead, lawmakers voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment that turned Johnson's planned finale on its head by leaving the prime minister exposed to a humiliating obligation to ask the EU for a delay until the end of January 2020, and increasing the opport...

UK agrees further talks over disposal of old Shell oil rigs

BERLIN (AP) — Britain has agreed to hold further talks with other European countries before deciding whether to approve Shell’s plans to decommission four disused oil rigs in the Atlantic. Germany had called a special meeting Friday of the OSPAR Commission, which oversees a treaty on protecting the Northeast Atlantic, because of concerns the rigs […]
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Climate protester in Boris Johnson garb scales Big Ben tower

LONDON (AP) — A climate-change protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben clocktower at Britain’s Parliament. The man in blond wig, suit jacket and tie scaled the tower, which is covered in scaffolding for repairs, and unfurled banners reading “No pride on a dead planet” and “Citizens Assembly”. The Press […]
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Extinction Rebellion activist climbs Big Ben scaffolding

A climate protester from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has climbed scaffolding around the base of one of Britain's most famous landmarks, the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
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Acrimony, divisions, frustration: UK's 3-year Brexit battle nears end but it's not over

After three years of acrimony and frustration related to Britain's EU divorce battle, Brexit's end may be near but the ordeal is not over.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Macron Says U.K. Shouldn’t Get New Delay If Johnson Loses Vote

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron heaped pressure on the British Parliament to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, saying the U.K.’s departure from the European Union shouldn’t be delayed a moment longer.With Parliament due to vote on the revised agreement on Saturday, Macron’s remarks echoed the message Johnson himself has been sending to reticent MPs: it’s now or never. "I don’t think a new extension should be granted," Macron told reporters after a summit of EU leaders in Brussels...
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Harry Dunn's family vow to expose 'cover up' as Foreign Office admit they asked police to delay passing on information

The family of Harry Dunn have said they suspect the British government of colluding with the United States to "cover up" details of his death and renewed calls for police to extradite Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence agent accused of killing him. Radd Seiger, a spokesman for the family, said: "The search for justice has now expanded beyond simply Mrs Sacoolas' return, as important as that is.  "The family is now concerned that there has been misconduct and a cover up on both side...

Brexit reversed: How could Britain end up with a second referendum?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's battle to win support for his new Brexit divorce deal raises the possibility that the United Kingdom could hold a fresh vote on membership of the European Union. A group of lawmakers in the main opposition Labour Party have put forward an amendment calling for approval of any deal to be put to a second referendum, although this will only be debated if Johnson's agreement is voted down. The idea of a second referendum has been gathering support among some ...
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U.N. Investigates Possible Chemical Weapons Use by Turkish Forces in Syria

United Nations chemical-weapons inspectors announced that they are investigating whether Turkish forces used chemical weapons in their invasion of Syria, the Guardian reported Friday.The Kurds have accused Turkey of using white phosphorous during their recent incursion into northeastern Syria. The Kurdish Red Crescent claims that six patients, including civilians and military members, have been hospitalized in the city of Hasakah due to burns from "unknown weapons."The organization could not con...
Tags: Isis, News, Turkey, Syria, Britain, United Nations, Guardian, Bashar Assad, Hasakah, Syria Turkey, Kurdish Red Crescent, Hulusi Akar, Hamish de Bretton Gordon

UK royal couple land in Pakistani capital after storm delay

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A plane carrying Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate has safely landed in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad, hours after two failed landing attempts in bad weather forced them to fly back to the eastern city of Lahore. The delay meant the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to reschedule their engagements Friday, the […]
Tags: UK, News, Britain, Nation, Pakistan, Cambridge, Kate, William, Duke, Islamabad, LAHORE, Nation & World

Extinction Rebellion Is Right to Target London

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- London’s Extinction Rebellion, the undeniably effective local offshoot of the global environmental protest group, has been out in force again this week, shutting down streets in the financial district and disrupting flights from City Airport. Its so-called Autumn Uprising has led to more than 1,600 arrests, and provoked some very angry commuters. People from Greta Thunberg to Stanley Johnson, the British prime minister’s dad, have lent their support.Of course there’s offic...
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Return of Argentine Peronism throws shadow over Falklands

Argentina is going to the polls on October 27 with a Peronist politician backed by former president Cristina Kirchner expected to win an outright majority, something that has got Falkland Islanders worried. The Falklands have been in British hands since 1833 but Argentina has waged a diplomatic battle -- that spilled into economic and then actual warfare -- since the 1960s to try to gain control of the archipelago. Argentine troops invaded the windswept islands for 74 days in 1982, before Brit...
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Samsung will fix Galaxy S10’s fingerprint sensor security flaw with update

Earlier this week, a woman in Britain discovered that her Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor had a security flaw and could basically be opened by anyone once she fit £2.70 (Approx Rs. 250) screen protector she got on eBay onto the phone. Samsung, on Thursday, acknowledged the security flaw and announced it will soon roll out a software patch to fix problems with fingerprint recognition. The woman had purchased the phone cover on Ebay and found out she could use her left thum...
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Prince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate landed in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday, after turbulence forced the couple to stay overnight in Lahore in a change to their tightly-choreographed itinerary. On Thursday an RAF Voyager carrying the royals, who are on a four-day official visit to Pakistan, aborted landings in Islamabad and nearby Rawalpindi due to severe turbulence.
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UPDATE 2-Prince William and wife Kate leave Pakistan, day after aborted flight

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate left Pakistan on Friday after visiting an army dog training school, a day after a severe thunderstorm forced them to change their schedule and stay the night in Lahore. "What happens here in Pakistan directly correlates to what happens on the streets of the UK," William told British media after he and Kate saw dogs that are trained to sniff out explosives.
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Police arrest more than 700 in UK-wide county lines drug crackdown

£400,000-worth of drugs also confiscated in a week as part of coordinated campaign More than 700 people have been arrested and more than £400,000 worth of drugs confiscated in a week of UK-wide crackdowns on county lines gangs, police have said.In coordinated law enforcement activity between 7 and 13 October, 49 “deal lines” across Britain were disrupted, 389 vulnerable adults and 292 children were safeguarded and 169 weapons were seized, including 12 guns and various knives, swords and machetes...
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Dollar weakens on Brexit, shares sapped by weaker China growth

The dollar posted its worst week in almost four months on Friday, pummeled by sterling and euro rallies driven by a deal on Britain's departure from the European Union, while China's weakest growth in nearly three decades weighed on equities. The dollar crept lower against the euro as the common currency enjoyed a lift from hopes a Brexit deal could improve the odds of the euro zone avoiding a recession. Dismal manufacturing data and worries the U.S.-China trade war could slow euro zone econom...

Even With A New Agreement, Brexit Is Not A Done Deal. Here's Why

It looks like a big breakthrough in Britain's long process to leave the European Union, but the saga doesn't end here.(Image credit: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
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