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Stand together, Britain’s May calls for unity on Brexit

LONDON/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday they would secure a Brexit deal if they stood together, calling for a show of unity to silence those pressing her to rethink her strategy for leaving the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Simon ...

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Bercow calls for independent body to examine Commons bullying claims

Commons Speaker John Bercow has called for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of harassment and bullying in Parliament. He told MPs they must learn the lessons of the expenses scandal, which led to external oversight of MPs’ claims. The Speaker has faced calls to quit after a report said harassment had been tolerated and concealed ...

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Egypt calls for transparent investigation of Khashoggi case

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Sunday called for a transparent investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned against the case being used to politically exploit Saudi Arabia. FILE PHOTO: Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Murad ...

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Former minister calls on UK cabinet to make May change mind on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Critics of Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union stepped up the pressure on the prime minister on Sunday, with one former minister saying her cabinet team should exert its authority to force her to change course. FILE PHOTO: Pro-Brexit supporter and ex-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis addresses a ‘Leave Means ...

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Brexit: David Davis calls for cabinet rebellion over PM’s plan

Image copyright Getty Images Cabinet ministers should “exert their collective authority” and rebel against Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal, ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. The PM has suggested a “temporary customs arrangement” for the whole UK to remain in the customs union while the Irish border issue is resolved. Brexiteers suspect this could turn into a permanent situation, restricting ...

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U.S. draws China FX into trade dispute as IMF calls for resolution

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – The United States sought to make currency a central part of any solution to a bruising trade fight with China, keeping the pressure on Beijing to speed up economic reforms at a gathering of world policy makers who pledged to do more to safeguard global growth. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (CF), Central Bank governors ...

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Boris Johnson calls for PM May to ditch Brexit border backstop

BELFAST (Reuters) – Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson, a former British foreign minister, called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday to rebuff the European Union’s demand for a special “backstop” deal to avoid a hard border in Ireland after Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson speaks at the Conservative Home fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October ...

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