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Scotland to make formal request to hold second independence vote

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday to request permission for a second referendum for Scottish independence, local media reported.

British government sets out Brexit plan to 'end EU supremacy'

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government set out its plans on Thursday for a "Great Repeal Bill" to incorporate EU law into British law and "end the supremacy of EU lawmakers" after Britain leaves the European Union.

May's letter vows to keep "deep and special" EU ties after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May promised Britain's cooperation in upholding Europe's post-Brexit prosperity in her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday.

Britain confident of deal as May set to trigger Brexit negotiations

Britain is confident of reaching a Brexit agreement, said the government Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May laid the final groundwork for launching the formal, two-year process of negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union.

British PM May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May late Tuesday signed the letter which will trigger Britain's exit from the European Union, according to a photograph seen by dpa.

Sturgeon frustrated by talks with May as Scotland eyes referendum

Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May were unable to find common ground during a meeting in Scotland on Monday, just a day before the Scottish parliament was set to sanction another independence referendum.

Britain to trigger Brexit negotiations on March 29

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union on March 29, the British government said on Monday.

May: 'Now is not the time' for Scottish independence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that now is "not the time" to discuss a referendum on Scottish independence because it could jeopardise Britain's negotiations with the European Union.

PM May says Britain on track for 'defining moment' of starting Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed parliament's backing for her bill on starting Brexit negotiations and said this month's planned start of the formal process of leaving the European Union would be a "defining moment" for Britain.

Sturgeon accuses May of ignoring Scotland on Brexit

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon on Monday accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ignoring Scotland on Brexit, ahead of a crucial vote in parliament that could allow May to trigger formal Brexit talks as early as Tuesday.

Report: Britain must prepare for possibility of no deal on Brexit

The British government must prepare for the possibility that it could fail to negotiate a Brexit agreement, or face the risk of "mutually assured damage" from leaving the European Union without an exit deal, a parliamentary report said on Sunday.

Brexit minister urges lawmakers not to 'tie May's hands' in key vote

Britain's Conservative government appealed to lawmakers on Sunday not to "tie the prime minister's hands" by amending a bill that would trigger two years of formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union.

May suffers second blow to passage of bill on triggering Brexit

The British parliament's upper house backed an amendment to Prime Minister Theresa May's bill to trigger formal Brexit talks, insisting on votes in both houses of parliament before an agreement is finalized with the European Union.

May braced for Lords to demand parliamentary veto on EU Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for another blow to her Brexit timetable Tuesday, as parliament’s upper house may make further changes to the legislation required to launch EU departure negotiations.

Lords say Britain can leave EU without paying 'divorce bill'

Britain can walk away from the European Union without paying a 60-billion-euro (64-billion-dollar) "divorce bill" that is reportedly being demanded by Brussels, a House of Lords committee advised.

PM May, Scottish nationalists trade blows over Brexit, independence

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday accused the Scottish National Party of having an "obsession with independence" that had diverted its attention from its responsibilities in governing Scotland.

Britain's upper house amends May's Brexit bill to protect EU citizens

The British parliament's upper house backed an amendment to Prime Minister Theresa May's bill to trigger formal Brexit talks late Wednesday, insisting that the government must protect the rights of 3 million EU citizens residing in Britain.

Brexit bill: House of Lords says public can change mind on leaving EU

The British public should be able to change their minds on Brexit - just as Prime Minister Theresa May did, the upper chamber of parliament heard Tuesday during a marathon debate on legislation to kick off EU negotiations.

May gets lawmakers' backing to start Brexit negotiations

British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to trigger formal talks on Britain leaving the European Union by a large majority on Wednesday.

May anxious to avoid Brexit bill delay as Commons debates amendments

British lawmakers kicked off another three days of wrangling over Prime Minister Theresa May’s bill to launch Brexit negotiations, amid government concerns that amendments to the bill could slow it down or even scupper it completely.

Netanyahu discusses Iranian 'provocation' with Britain's May

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke with his British counterpart Theresa May about Iranian "provocation," saying that he wanted to discuss "how we can ensure that Iran's aggression does not go unanswered."

Tens of thousands march in London against May-Trump 'collusion'

Tens of thousands of protestors marched in London on Saturday against what demonstrators criticized as the "collusion" between British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump.

May to stress Trump's NATO commitment, push spending at EU talks

Prime Minister Theresa May plans to brief EU leaders on her meeting last week with US President Donald Trump, who gave her a "guarantee that he was 100 per cent supportive of NATO," British officials said on Thursday.

May publishes plan to leave EU single market, customs union

The British government on Thursday published Prime Minister Theresa May's strategy for withdrawing from the European Union, committing her to leaving the EU single market and customs union.

British lawmakers give May green light for Brexit talks

Lawmakers backed Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to trigger formal talks on Britain leaving the European Union on Wednesday, voting for her Brexit bill by a large majority. 

British parliament to debate petition opposing Trump state visit

Britain's parliament will hold a debate in three weeks' time on a public petition signed by more than 1.7 million people opposing a planned state visit by US President Donald Trump.

Britain defends Trump state visit as 1.5 million sign petition

The British government defended its decision to invite US President Donald Trump for a state visit, as support for a petition to stop the trip soared to more than 1.5 million signatures by late Monday.

Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish leaders to demand greater Brexit role

Leaders of devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to demand a greater role in Brexit negotiations during a joint meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday.

May stands ground on Trump visit as petition surpasses 1 million

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that US President Donald Trump would visit Britain as planned despite a petition with more than one million signatures calling for the cancellation of his future state visit.

Turkey and Britain sign fighter jet deal during May visit

Turkey and Britain reached a deal worth 100 million pounds (125 million dollars) to build fighter jets together, during a visit by Prime Minister Theresa May which was focused on boosting trade links.

British prime minister meets Turkey's Erdogan; trade in focus

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Turkey on Saturday and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with trade a key point on the agenda as Britain moves towards an exit from the European Union.

Britain's May says Trump shares '100-per-cent' backing for NATO

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May made cooperation on security and their "unshakable" commitment to NATO top agenda items in their first face-to-face meeting at the White House.

Britain, US could 'lead together' again, May says

The United States and Britain have the responsibility to renew their "special relationship" for a new era and could "lead together" again, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday.

May under pressure to take on Trump over waterboarding comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May is coming under pressure to take Donald Trump to task in her first meeting with the US president over comments he made in support of torture.

May must consult Parliament before Brexit talks, top court rules

Prime Minister Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union, the nation's top court said in a landmark ruling on Tuesday.

Merkel patiently waiting for White House invitation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is patiently waiting to be invited for talks with Donald Trump and is unconcerned that the British prime minister will become the first leader to meet with the new US president, her spokesman said on Monday.

May vows to press Trump on "unacceptable" remarks in Friday meeting

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday vowed to confront US President Donald Trump about any "unacceptable" remarks when she meets him this week.

Britain's May will be first foreign leader to meet President Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be the first foreign leader to visit new US President Donald Trump, the White House said Saturday.

Brexit is "hostile action" for Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein says

Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union is a "hostile action" for the people of Northern Ireland, Irish republican party Sinn Fein said on Saturday.

Financial Times: May to stress importance of NATO, EU with Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will stress the importance of NATO and the European Union when she meets new US President Donald Trump, the Financial Times said on Saturday, as other reports said Trump and May could meet as early as next week.

Britain's May woos investors, soothes voters in Davos

Britain will emerge as the global champion of free trade after leaving the European Union, British Premier Theresa May said in a speech to global leaders and investors.

Could May's Brexit vision make Britain the Singapore of Europe?

The British prime minister's vision of creating a low-tax bastion of the free market, which the Financial Times said could transform the island nation into the "Singapore of Europe," has left many opposition politicians and pro-EU centrists in her own Conservative Party angry and worried.

May vows to leave EU single market, remodel a "global Britain"

Britain's agreement to leave the European Union "cannot mean membership of the single market," Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday in a much-anticipated speech on her Brexit plans.

Theresa May to set course for "clean break" from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set a course for Britain to make a "clean break" with the European Union as she outlines plans for a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market in a major speech on Tuesday.

Merkel warns against speedy Brexit talks ahead of May's speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations on Monday of a rapid round of negotiations aimed at ending Britain's membership in the European Union.

Pound swoons ahead of May Brexit speech as Trump reaches out on trade

The pound seemed to be calming down Monday after several hours of convulsions that saw it hit its lowest point since October as Britain braced itself for Prime Minister Theresa May to unveil her "hard Brexit" plans.

Northern Ireland set for elections despite May's intervention

Britain is scheduled to announce a date for elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Theresa May failed to prevent the collapse of power-sharing in the devolved government.

British media: May prepared to accept 'hard' Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to indicate her willingness to accept a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market when she makes a key speech on her negotiating plans on Tuesday, according to British media.

Parliament committee puts pressure on May for Brexit details

The parliamentary committee overseeing Britain's exit from the European Union increased the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May in a report published Saturday, demanding she make known details of her plans for Brexit by mid-February.

Pound falls after Theresa May hints at "hard" Brexit

The pound fell to its lowest level since October on Monday amid renewed fears that Britain could leave the EU single market in a "hard" Brexit.

British premier rejects criticism of "muddled thinking" about Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday rejected criticism that her government's approach to Britain's exit from the European Union is "muddled."

Trump praises "special" ally Britain after earlier diplomatic upset

Donald Trump on Saturday said he was looking forward "very much" to an upcoming meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, after earlier statements from the US president-elect caused consternation in London.

Britain PM May slams Kerry's Middle East speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on peace in the Middle East as an attack on the Israeli government.

May calls on Brits to "unite" in Christmas address after Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has used her inaugural Christmas message to call on the people of her country to "come together" after a year of divisions over the Brexitreferendum, the Press Association new agency reported on Saturday.

Iran's supreme leader criticizes Britain's May

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has harshly criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May in comments carried by ISNA news agency on Saturday.

Iran summons British ambassador over prime minister's remarks

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador concerning remarks made earlier this week by Prime Minister Theresa May at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi stated Saturday.

Parliament to debate Brexit strategy after government "climbdown"

British lawmakers will debate the government's Brexit strategy on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to publish her plan, prompting opposition leaders to accuse her of a "climbdown" to avoid a potential defeat in a vote.

Rights of 1 million Poles will be respected post-Brexit, May says

The rights of nearly 1 million Poles living in Britain will not be curtailed after the country leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Think tank: British workers face "dreadful" decade of stagnant wages

British workers could be facing the longest period of wage stagnation since World War II as they are served up "an additional dollop of austerity," an economic think tank said Thursday.

Shadow chancellor: Brexit secrecy will further damage British economy

Britain's economy will continue to suffer as long as Prime Minister Theresa May remains tight-lipped about her Brexit plans, the shadow chancellor insisted Thursday in response to a gloomy economic forecast.

Farage pushes for US ambassador job despite there being "no vacancy"

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there is "no vacancy" for the position of ambassador to the United States after president-elect Donald Trump endorsed eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage for the job.

May urges Britain to use Brexit to build "stronger, fairer" economy

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday urged business leaders to help her use the "historic opportunity" of Britain's exit from the European Union to revitalize the economy and spread wealth to poorer families.

Devolved governments, migrants' union to address Brexit legal appeal

The devolved governments of Scotland and Wales and a trade union representing migrant workers will be allowed to address a crucial legal appeal on how Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Brexit negotiations, Britain's highest court said on Friday.

May's Conservatives clash over need for help from UKIP's Nigel Farage

British Prime Minister Theresa May is adamant she will not let Nigel Farage play a role in her relationship with Donald Trump, despite some prominent Conservatives welcoming the UK Independence Party leader's offer to help "mend fences," according to media reports on Monday.

Report: Britain's debt could rise by 25 billion pounds after Brexit

The British government is likely to borrow 25 billion pounds (31 billion dollars) more than forecast in last year's budget by 2019-20 in the wake of the Brexit vote in June, an economic think-tank reported on Tuesday.

Britain opens trade talks with India as it prepares for Brexit

Britain on Monday launched talks to boost trade with India, the world's fastest growing major economy, as it seeks a new global role following its decision to exit the European Union.

Legal setback will not delay Brexit, May assures EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that her timetable to trigger negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union remains on track despite a legal setback.

Britain's May in key India visit to develop post-Brexit ties

Britain's Theresa May visits India early next week in what could reveal her strategy on forging non-European Union alliances alongside a hardline approach to immigration.

Scotland's Sturgeon calls Brexit talks with May "deeply frustrating"

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called talks on Monday with British Prime Minister Theresa May about Britain's plan to leave the European Union "deeply frustrating."

Pressure mounts on "silent" May ahead of Brexit negotiations

Despite the frosty reception she could receive from some of her counterparts, an EU summit could bring the British prime minister welcome relief from the clouds gathering at home: worrying economic data, apparent divisions in her cabinet and pressure on her from both Brexiteers and Remainers to reveal her negotiating position.

May rejects calls for vote as Parliament debates scrutiny of Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday ruled out allowing lawmakers to vote on triggering the Article 50 exit clause to begin formal negotiations to leave the European Union.

Croatian president says outcome of Britain's referendum both shock and wake-up call

The outcome of Britain's referendum was at the same time a shock and a wake-up call over the erosion of people's support for the European Union, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Tuesday evening at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she delivered a lecture.

President says Croatia to protect its nationals after Brexit

Croatia will do its best to protect the rights and interests of its citizens in Great Britain following that country's decision to leave the EU, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in London on Tuesday.

May meets Danish, Dutch leaders as lawmakers call for Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May met Danish counterpart Lars-Lokke Rasmussen on Monday as she faced growing calls for British lawmakers to be given a vote on her Brexit negotiating strategy.

May sells "new future" with Brexit as opposition slams "doublespeak"

Leaving the European Union will provide an opportunity to "reshape" the nation and "bring power home," British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

May says Brexit negotiations to open by end of March with "no delays"

London (dpa) - Britain will begin the process of negotiating its exit from the European Union by the end of March with "no unnecessary delays," Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday.

Calls grow for May to outline Brexit negotiating plans

Calls grew for Prime Minister Theresa May to outline plans for her Brexit negotiating strategy on Thursday, after a think tank warned that her "silence" was confusing for other EU nations and unsettling for businesses operating in Britain.

Britain urges more distinction between refugees and economic migrants

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to call for a "better distinction between refugees and economic migrants" in her speech to a UN summit on migration on Monday.

May's party "cannot be trusted on Brexit," new UKIP leader says

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives "cannot be trusted on Brexit," Diane James, the newly elected leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party, said on Friday.

EU's Tusk tells Britain's May "ball is now in your court" on Brexit

"The ball is now in your court" on Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk told British Prime Minister Theresa May at a meeting in London on Thursday, the Press Association reported.

Obama to May: US won't let Brexit hurt US-British relations

US President Barack Obama on Sunday offered assurances to British Prime Minister Theresa May of the enduring US-British alliance in the first meeting between the leaders since May took office in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

May warns of "difficult times ahead" for UK economy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that the UK faces "difficult times ahead" as the country prepares to leave the European Union, the British news agency Press Association reported.

British premier adamant on Brexit at cabinet brainstorm

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her cabinet ministers Wednesday that there would be no going back on her pledge to enact Britain's departure from the European Union.

Britain's May can trigger Brexit without parliament, report finds

British Prime Minister Theresa May does not have to go through parliament before starting the process of leaving the European Union, The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday.

EU president to meet Merkel, May, others ahead of Brexit summit

EU President Donald Tusk has scheduled meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other leaders ahead of a September summit on the implications of Brexit.

Britain, Ireland committed to preserving open borders, pledge leaders

Britain is committed to preserving its open border with the Republic of Ireland, Prime Minister Theresa May said after meeting Tuesday with Irish counterpart Enda Kenny in the latest round of talks on how to navigate a British exit from the European Union.

May pledges "practical solution" for post-Brexit Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on a trip to Belfast on Monday to find a "practical solution" to the Irish border once Britain leaves the European Union.

Hollande to May: No access to single market without other freedoms

French President Francois Hollande says that Britain cannot have access to the single market without also respecting the other key freedoms of the European Union.

Britain to give up six-month EU presidency in 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has told EU President Donald Tusk that Britain wants to give up its six-month presidency of the European Council scheduled for next year, her office said on Wednesday.

May opens talks to keep Scotland's "special union" after Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May to her official Edinburgh residence on Friday, launching talks on Scotland's future with Britain following the latter's decision to leave the European Union.

May to open talks to keep Scotland's "special union" after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May plans to hold talks with Scotland aimed at preserving the country's "special union" with the rest of Britain on Friday following a June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.

Johnson's job: Awkward apologies or new take on British diplomacy?

France, Malaysia, Kenya, the United States, Russia, China and Turkey have joined the list of nations whose people have felt the loose tongue of the former London mayor. Now that he's going to be Britain's foreign secretary, should the world expect to take more affront?

New Prime Minister Theresa May vows to "build a better Britain"

Prime Minister Theresa May said her new government will fight "burning injustice" and "build a better Britain," in her first public remarks since succeeding David Cameron on Wednesday.

Theresa May arrives at palace as queen accepts Cameron's resignation

Theresa May arrives at Buckingham Palace to be officially confirmed as Britain's new prime minister by Queen Elizabeth II, who has accepted David Cameron's resignation.

Theresa May set to succeed Cameron as Britain's leader on Wednesday

Home Secretary Theresa May is set to lead Britain from Wednesday after the ruling Conservative Party elected her to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron as party leader.

Theresa May elected leader of British Conservative Party

Home Secretary Theresa May has been elected leader of the ruling Conservative Party to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, the party says, putting her one step away from becoming Britain's new leader.

Theresa May expected to become next British leader as rival quits

Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron after her only rival, Vote Leave campaigner Andrea Leadsom, pulled out of the race on Monday.