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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliationIt was the worst defeat in modern British history, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU.



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Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit vote

Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit voteLONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:



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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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Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbing

Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbingJávea (Spain) (AFP) – On the sun-drenched eastern coast of Spain where British pensioners and business-owners are uncertain for their futures as Brexit ticks closer, the crushing parliamentary defeat of Theresa May’s EU divorce deal has sparked a glimmer of hope. “This might not happen,” Lyle Starritt told AFP, the day after May suffered a historic drubbing in the House of Commons on Tuesday, when MPs rejected the deal she struck with the European Union. Britons interviewed by AFP, all of whom were keen on Britain staying in the EU, also said they were confident that even if Brexit takes place Madrid would preserve their rights, providing London reciprocates for Spaniards living in Britain.



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GOP condemnation rises over Rep. Steve King's white supremacy comment; House to vote on rebuke

GOP condemnation rises over Rep. Steve King's white supremacy comment; House to vote on rebukeThe House was scheduled to vote on a formal rebuke of Rep. Steve King, who has received bipartisan condemnation for his comments on white supremacy.



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Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factionsLondon (AFP) – The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.



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Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarks

Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarksSteve King defiantly rejected what he described as an “unprecedented assault” on his freedom of speech while simultaneously supporting a resolution in Congress condemning his own racist remarks. The Iowa Republican — whose has a history of controversial rhetoric — sparked a backlash after an interview with the New York Times was published last week in which the congressman appeared to lament why language like white nationalist and white supremacist had “become offensive”. Mr King took to the House floor to seemingly clarify his controversial statements before the vote.



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Schumer Will Force Vote Tuesday on Deripaska-Firm Sanctions

Schumer Will Force Vote Tuesday on Deripaska-Firm Sanctions(Bloomberg) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will force a vote Tuesday on a measure to block the Treasury Department’s plans to lift sanctions on three Russian companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.



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May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence Vote

May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence VotePrime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. The House of Commons voted 432- 202 against the divorce the U.K. government brokered with the European Union. The largest parliamentary loss in over a century not only prompted the main opposition Labour Party to makes its move to try force an election, it also hardened the EU’s position.



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The Latest: King to vote 'yes' on measure rebuking him

The Latest: King to vote 'yes' on measure rebuking himWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (all times local):



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