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The EU Parliament Had Plenty to Say About Brexit After the U.K. Vote

The EU Parliament Had Plenty to Say About Brexit After the U.K. VoteOn the morning after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was comprehensively rejected in the House of Commons, key figures in the European Parliament had their say on the latest from London. The European Union’s chief negotiator said the bloc can’t grant a request to delay Brexit until it understands the U.K.’s rationale for one.



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U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the Deadline

U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the DeadlineU.K. lawmakers voted down May's deal with the European Union for a second time in just two months, with just 17 days to go before Brexit.



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U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the Deadline

U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the DeadlineU.K. lawmakers voted down May's deal with the European Union for a second time in just two months, with just 17 days to go before Brexit.



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Pound Soars as U.K. Parliament Rejects No-Deal Brexit From EU

Pound Soars as U.K. Parliament Rejects No-Deal Brexit From EUThe result means Parliament will vote Thursday to decide whether to postpone the U.K.’s exit from the EU in just over two weeks. The development came after Parliament a day earlier rejected a revised version of the withdrawal agreement that Prime Minister Theresa May has spent the past two years negotiating with the EU. May is planning to ask the EU for an extension to the March 29 Brexit deadline lasting about two months, according to people familiar with the matter.



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U.K. Lawmakers Recommend Harsher Penalties For Tech Companies

U.K. Lawmakers Recommend Harsher Penalties For Tech CompaniesDamian Collins, the policy maker who spearheaded the inquiry, called for Parliament to create new laws to help a proposed regulator oversee the industry, with fines for companies to be calculated based on their revenue. “Companies like Facebook exercise massive market power which enables them to make money by bullying the smaller technology companies and developers who rely on this platform to reach their customers,” Collins said in a statement Monday.



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France, U.K. Recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela Interim President

France, U.K. Recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela Interim PresidentSeveral of these nations said on Jan. 26 that they would recognize Guaido in the event Maduro refused to call elections within eight days. The European Union failed to jointly support the head of the National Assembly when countries including Italy vetoed a push to make that the position of the whole bloc.



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10 U.K. Designers on How Brexit Will Affect Business

10 U.K. Designers on How Brexit Will Affect Business



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Ministers Plan Call With U.K. Business After Vote: Brexit Update

Ministers Plan Call With U.K. Business After Vote: Brexit UpdateCabinet ministers will hold a conference call with businesses shortly after this evening’s votes, according to Institute of Directors head Stephen Martin. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Business Secretary Greg Clark will join the call, he said. May’s government has held a series of calls and meetings with businesses at key moments in the Brexit process in the past year.



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U.K. Says Work Still Needed on EU Brexit Backstop Reassurances

U.K. Says Work Still Needed on EU Brexit Backstop ReassurancesMay “has been in contact with European counterparts over the break and you can expect more of that to continue this week,” her spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, told reporters in London on Monday. The premier is seeking assurances from the EU on the so-called backstop arrangement for the post-Brexit Irish border. It’s a fallback arrangement to ensure the border stays open even if the EU and U.K. can’t devise a future trade deal.



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Huawei Gear Pulled From $3 Billion U.K. Police Phone Network

Huawei Gear Pulled From $  3 Billion U.K. Police Phone NetworkBT Group Plc., the company delivering the 2.3-billion-pound ($ 3 billion) project, has been pulling equipment from the Chinese tech giant out of its own core structure since the 2016 acquisition of mobile carrier EE, which used Huawei gear throughout its systems. While BT says it’s been an ongoing process to remove some Huawei gear and the ESN decision aligns with a long-standing corporate policy to keep the Chinese company out of the core, critics of Huawei will be emboldened by the step to limit its involvement.



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