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Merkel says backs longer Brexit delay than London seeking

Merkel says backs longer Brexit delay than London seekingGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that she was open to giving Britain more time to arrange its exit from the EU than the June 30 departure London is seeking. Merkel told Germany’s parliament ahead of a special EU summit in Brussels dedicated to Brexit that leaders may well agree to a delay “longer than the British prime minister (Theresa May) has requested”. “I am of the opinion, the German government is of the opinion, that we should give both (British) parties a reasonable amount of time” to reach an agreement on an orderly Brexit, she said.



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Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analysts

Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analystsNorth Korea has again pushed back the construction end-date of a massive beach resort — a move analysts say shows the regime is struggling from international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programmes. The eastern seaside strip, known as the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area, is intended as a centrepiece of the isolated country’s nascent tourism industry as Pyongyang seeks to develop its economy despite the tough economic measures. The site’s construction has been closely overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, and was initially scheduled to open this April, to mark the birthday anniversary of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung.



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'A gross abuse of power': Trump's lawyer blasts demand for tax returns, seeks delay

'A gross abuse of power': Trump's lawyer blasts demand for tax returns, seeks delayA lawyer for President Donald Trump argues that it's clear Democrats are requesting this information to embarrass Trump and score political points.



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British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal. “The United Kingdom proposes that (the extension) should end on June 30 2019. If the parties are able to ratify before this date, the government proposes that the period should be terminated earlier,” May wrote in a letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk.



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Dutch PM says UK 'doesn't answer' Brexit delay questions

Dutch PM says UK 'doesn't answer' Brexit delay questionsBritish Prime Minister Theresa May’s request to delay Brexit until June 30 “doesn’t answer” the EU’s key questions about London’s plans, Dutch premier Mark Rutte said on Friday. Rutte said May’s letter seeking the extension “raises many questions” and there will have to be “intense discussions” ahead of a crucial summit of European leaders next Wednesday that will decide on the issue. “The plan was that the British would explain what they wanted from the EU,” Rutte told a weekly press conference.



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UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delayBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new push by members of her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a potentially damaging no-deal Brexit. Conservative lawmakers urged May against a long extension of the Brexit process in a letter sent after her exit deal was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday, a lawmaker said. The Sun newspaper said the letter was signed by 170 of the 314 Conservative lawmakers in parliament, including 10 cabinet ministers, heaping more pressure on May, who has offered to resign if she can get her Brexit deal through parliament.



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UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay: report

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay: reportBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure from within her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a no-deal Brexit, The Sun newspaper reported. A letter signed by 170 of the 314 Conservative lawmakers in parliament, including 10 cabinet ministers, was sent to May after her Brexit deal was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday, the newspaper reported. The vote left Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the day that the country was originally due to leave the bloc.



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Theresa May Gambles on Last-Ditch Vote to Avoid Long Brexit Delay

Theresa May Gambles on Last-Ditch Vote to Avoid Long Brexit DelayMembers of Parliament, who’ve twice rejected her deal, will be asked to back the Withdrawal Agreement in a vote Friday at about 2:30 p.m. London time. Instead, the country’s politicians remain stuck, unable to agree to the terms of the separation that May negotiated with the bloc, and Brexit has been postponed. If Parliament does not pass the deal by then, the country will have to decide whether to leave with no deal on April 12 — severely hitting the economy — or to delay Brexit potentially for many months or even years.



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Pound stabilises but struggles to rally after Brexit delay deal

Pound stabilises but struggles to rally after Brexit delay dealThe pound edged up Friday but was struggling to claw back its latest losses after the EU gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, while equity markets mostly rose on a positive lead from Wall Street. Equity dealers were treading warily as they weighed an indication from the Federal Reserve that borrowing costs will not rise this year with concerns about the slowing economy and stuttering China-US trade talks.



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Sling them out or long delay: Europeans weigh Brexit options

Sling them out or long delay: Europeans weigh Brexit optionsBy Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will tell Prime Minister Theresa May next week how much longer Britain can stay in the bloc as British lawmakers struggle to agree on how and when, or even if, the country is leaving. EU leaders meet for a two-day summit starting on Thursday, with many in two minds about how long Britain should get beyond the March 29 Brexit day, which is enshrined in law. May, meanwhile, will ask the British parliament to back the deal she has negotiated with the EU for a third time, after it was twice roundly rejected. …



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