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France, Italy Agree on ‘Automatic’ Settlement of Migrants Across Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/20/2019 at 1:00pm
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French President Emmanuel Macron has reached a deal with the newly-formed Italian government, agreeing to resettle migrants that enter Italy by boat.

Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte “have agreed on a new system to distribute migrants across the European Union,” German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle disclosed.

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Brexit: PM Johnson Tells Supreme Court to Stay Out of Politics Ahead of Crucial Verdict

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/18/2019 at 1:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the country’s Supreme Court to stay out of “political arena.” The top judges will soon hear evidence on whether he acted lawfully by suspending the parliament until October 14. Johnson “warned Britain’s most senior judges not to intervene in his decision to suspend Parliament,”...

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UK Trade Union Boss Warns PM Johnson of ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ for Suspending Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/11/2019 at 2:00pm
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A leading UK trade union boss warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “citizen’s arrest” for suspending the parliament ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Len McCluskey, head of the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union UNITE, made the comments after a Scottish court ruled the recess decision “unlawful.”

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Brexit: Corbyn’s Labour Party Vows To Oust PM Johnson as Parliament Goes Into Recess

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 9/10/2019 at 3:00pm
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The United Kingdom is heading towards an uncertain future since Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Members of Parliament (MP) still cannot agree on Brexit. Parliament just entered a five-week-long suspension ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Ahead of the parliament’s shutdown, Johnson hoped to call a snap election for mid-October but...

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UK: Boris Johnson to Defy Brexit Delay Bill Passed by Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/7/2019 at 2:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to defy the Brexit delay bill, London-based newspaper The Telegraph reported. The House of Lords, the unelected Upper House of the UK Parliament, passed a bill on Friday blocking a no-deal Brexit ahead of the October 31 deadline. The bill, expected to be signed into...

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UK Parliament Passes Brexit Delay Bill, Move Set to Block No-Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 5:00pm 9/4/2019 at 5:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to push for a no-deal Brexit suffered a setback today after the country’s parliament passed a bill to delay the Brexit beyond October 31. The motion was voted by 327 votes to 299, giving it a majority of 28 in the Lower House. The bill...

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Greece to Boost Border Patrols, Deportations to Stop Surging Migrant Influx

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/1/2019 at 12:00pm
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Greece is increasing border patrols and speeding up deportations to combat the rising tide of illegal immigrants coming in from Turkey, country’s center-right government said on Saturday.

The measures were announced after a group of more than 500 Afghan and Syrian migrants landed on the Greek island of Lesbos earlier...

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France’s Macron: EU ‘Ready to Scrap’ Deadline to Avoid No-Deal Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 2:30pm 8/31/2019 at 2:30pm
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The European Union is ready to withdraw the October 31 deadline in a bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The French announcement, reported by the British newspaper Daily Telegraph, comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend the nation’s parliament for five weeks, a...

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Brexit Shock: Boris Johnson Moves to Suspend Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3:00pm 8/28/2019 at 3:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has moved to suspend the British parliament for at least a month. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved this request, allowing for a suspension until October 14.

The decision comes as pro-EU Members of Parliament (MPs) are lobbying to prevent a possible no-deal Brexit.

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EU Demands UK Must Pay $48Bn ‘Divorce Bill’ Even After No-Deal Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00am 8/27/2019 at 7:00am
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The European Union expects the United Kingdom to pay a £39 billion ($48 billion) ‘divorce bill’ even in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The refusal to pay the amount could hurt the UK’s prospects of entering into a trade agreement with the remaining 27 member state of the bloc.

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British PM Johnson hits out at EU President over possibility of “no deal” BREXIT

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 8/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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In an ongoing war of words, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that he will go down in history as ‘Mr No-Deal’ if the European Union continues with its refusal to change the withdrawal agreement.

The remark came after the European Council President, who head the...

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Trump Offers Help on Brexit as UK’s Johnson Meets Merkel, Macron

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/22/2019 at 1:00pm
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Ahead of his European trip, President Donald Trump has supported British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he tries to negotiate a withdrawal agreement with the European Union. “That’s a very tough bargain they are driving, the European Union. We are going to see if we can work something out,” President Trump ...

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Italian PM Conte Resigns, Paving Way for Matteo Salvini to Take Over

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/20/2019 at 5:00pm
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Italy’s government has collapsed as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini tabled a no-confidence vote.

Conte unloaded on Salvini in a speech to the Senate, accusing him of putting...

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Trump Threatens Tariffs on French Wines if Macron Goes Ahead with Digital Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/28/2019 at 12:00pm
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President Donald Trump is considering tariffs on French wines in response to the digital tax imposed by Paris that disproportionately targets U.S. tech companies. Earlier this month, the French Senate approved a 3 percent tax on sales generated from digital services...

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EU Takes Hungary to Court Over Immigration Law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/27/2019 at 2:00pm
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The European Union is taking Hungary to court over the country’s immigration law, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. The legal action by Brussels seeks to repeal a law passed last year by Hungary’s parliament aimed at securing the country’s borders and combating illegal trafficking of migrants. The case will he...

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Prime Minister Johnson Vows Brexit With “No Ifs Or Buts”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:00pm 7/25/2019 at 1:00pm
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Newly-appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take his country out of the European Union within the next 99 days.

“We will come out on 31 October, no ifs and no buts,” Boris Johnson said in his first public speech as prime minister on Wednesday. “The British people are tired...

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Boris Johnson Will Replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:32am 7/23/2019 at 7:32am
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Boris Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt today to win the Tory leadership in the United Kingdom, which means he will replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Johnson received 92,513 votes while Hunt only secured 46,656.

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