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UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report

Britain would remain in a temporary customs union with the EU, avoiding a hard Irish border, as part of a new deal being thrashed out between London and Brussels, according to a Sunday Times report. Senior sources told the paper ...

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Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath ...

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Brexit looms large as Bank of England poised to hold rates

London, Nov 1 : The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold Thursday as it waits for the outcome of the stalled Brexit discussions between the British government and the European Union. After the decision on ...

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UK to start taxing big internet companies

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, ...

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Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.   She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking ...

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UK’s May pleads for support, says Brexit deal almost done

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk after a group photo an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. London, Oct 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging Parliament to support ...

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Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans ‘by Christmas’

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May. London, Oct 21 : The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn’t greater clarity over the country’s exit from the European Union, a ...

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People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, will see ...

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Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period

The EU says it is ready to extend the proposed length of the post-Brexit transition period if the UK wants. The current plan is for a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK ...

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Brexit: UK ‘may consider longer transition period’

Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. No. 10 refused to rule out an extension after a summit of EU ...

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