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Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor’s Banquet Negotiations over the UK’s departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says.Addressing the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working “through…

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EU remains cautious on Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said a Brexit deal remains far from imminent | John Thys/AFP via Getty Images EU remains cautious on Brexit talks Ahead of a briefing for EU ministers, Belgian foreign minister says: ‘For this month, it’s very difficult to make real progress.’ By Lili Bayer 11/12/18, 1:21 PM CET…

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UK opposition at odds over whether Brexit can be stopped

U.K. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer | Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images UK opposition at odds over whether Brexit can be stopped Starmer says “all options” are still on the table, including a public vote. By Eddy Wax 11/12/18, 10:50 AM CET Updated 11/12/18, 2:40 PM CET Britain’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, reaffirmed the…

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UK digital government push loses steam as Macron hosts global crowd

LONDON — Brexit is distracting the U.K. from a much-touted effort to digitize government — and France is only too happy to take advantage of the situation. On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a high-profile gathering on government technology, or “govtech,” in Paris, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tech CEOs and U.K. Health…

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May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides on Monday, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving the EU will be voted down by parliament and thrust the United Kingdom towards a potentially chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street in London,…