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Blow to Boris: UK MPs vote for amendment delaying approval of BoJo’s Brexit deal, insist he now must ask for extension from EU

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In a defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, the Letwin amendment has been passed by the House of Commons by 322 votes to 306, meaning the so-called Surrender Bill has been strengthened. It is now expected that there will be no meaningful vote on Johnson’s Brexit deal on Saturday with the government likely to Read More

UK PM Johnson refuses to negotiate Brexit delay past Oct. 31 with EU despite just-passed amendment

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stuck by his vow to leave the European Union with or without a deal by October 31, even after MPs voted to withhold his deal with the union. “I will not negotiate a delay with the EU, and neither does the law compel me to do so,” Johnson told Read More

Last minute bid by rebel MPs derails Brexit vote; Johnson pledges not to negotiate a delay

26 mins ago NAMEX Comments Off on Last minute bid by rebel MPs derails Brexit vote; Johnson pledges not to negotiate a delay
A crucial vote on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was torpedoed by a last-ditch bid by anti-Brexit MPs to derail it hours before lawmakers were due to cast their votes — as thousands protested outside Parliament. An amendment passed that would require Johnson to apply for a delay to Britain’s Oct. 31 departure from the Read More

Brexit: UK MPs accept Letwin amendment to withhold approval of deal until legislation to ratify it has passed

39 mins ago NAMEX Comments Off on Brexit: UK MPs accept Letwin amendment to withhold approval of deal until legislation to ratify it has passed
In a defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, the Letwin amendment has been passed by the House of Commons, meaning the so-called Surrender Bill has been strengthened. Laid down by former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin, the amendment was designed to close a potential loophole in the Benn Act, the piece of legislation Read More

Dollar weakens on Brexit, shares sapped by weaker China growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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 Read More

UK bomb squad called in over suspicious package near parliament

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18 Oct, 2019 14:57 Follow RT on Police in London temporarily closed a street in Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament after the discovery of a suspicious package on Friday afternoon. A bomb squad was called in to “make the package safe.” The Met tweeted that “specialist officers” were called to the scene to assess Read More

‘Britain now wants to remain’: Anti-Brexit campaigners’ POWERFUL VIDEO set in English countryside goes viral

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A dramatic anti-Brexit campaign video showing a farm tractor ploughing the message “Britain now wants to remain” and accompanied by a former Brexiteer revealing she has changed her mind on the intractable issue has gone viral. Crowdfunded activist group ‘Led By Donkeys’, which has become notorious for creating billboards with seemingly hypocritical tweets of pro-Brexit Read More

UPDATE 3-Protests grip Lebanon demanding government resigns

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters blocked roads and burned tires across Lebanon for a second day on Friday, demanding the demise of a political elite they say looted the economy to the point of breakdown. The nationwide protests, Lebanon’s biggest in years, brought ordinary people from all sects and walks of life to the Read More

Turkey-Syria cease-fire in question after reported shelling; Mulvaney backtracks Ukraine quid pro quo comments

1 day ago NAMEX Comments Off on Turkey-Syria cease-fire in question after reported shelling; Mulvaney backtracks Ukraine quid pro quo comments
Oct. 17: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces. (AP) Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you Read More

UK Parliament’s treasury committee demands new Brexit analysis before key vote

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The British Parliament’s Treasury Committee demanded that the Finance Ministry produce fresh economic forecasts of the cost of leaving the EU under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new deal before MPs have to vote on Saturday, according to Reuters. “It is unacceptable that the Committee has not received this information from HM Treasury. It appears to Read More