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UK urged to strike trade deal with Ghana before Brexit

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As the UK’s exit from the European Union on December 31 draws closer, there are growing calls for the government to strike trade deals...
Covid

Ireland to unveil biggest budget ever to combat virus, Brexit effects

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Ireland's Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was set on Tuesday to announce the largest budget in the country's history, with measures worth billions of euros...
Brexit-dice

UK reaches first major post-Brexit free trade deal with Japan

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Britain and Japan on Friday secured a free trade agreement, which is Britain's first major trade deal as an independent trading nation after...
Brexit-dice

European Commission chief concerned about UK’s intention to breach Brexit agreement

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday she is "very concerned" about the United Kingdom's intention to breach the Brexit agreement. ...
Brexit-dice

UK formally rejects Brexit transition extension

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Britain on Friday formally ruled out the possibility of an extended post-Brexit transition period, leaving business in uncertainty again. Michael Gove, the British cabinet office...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Brexit talks resume with negotiators meeting via video link

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The first official Brexit talks in almost a month got underway Wednesday when the two chief negotiators from London and Brussels started a meeting...
Brexit-dice

UK’s post-Brexit budget closely followed by industry, business leaders

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In just three weeks, Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will make one of the most anticipated speeches in the country's political...
VISA

UK to deny visas to low-skilled workers in post-Brexit immigration plan

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Britain will not grant visas to low-skilled workers under its newly unveiled immigration scheme after Brexit, the Home Office said on Wednesday. ...
Brexit-dice

UK launches freeports consultation to boost economy in post-Brexit era

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Britain has launched a consultation of new innovative freeports in a move to boost trade, jobs and investment following the country's departure from the...

Irish PM meets EU Brexit negotiator Barnier in Dublin over Brexit

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and European Union (EU) chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier held a meeting on Brexit in Dublin on Monday, according...
new commemorative 50p coin to mark Britain's departure from the EU next week

Brexit commemorative 50p coin unveiled in UK

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid on Sunday unveiled the new commemorative 50p (about 65 U.S. cents) coin to mark the country's departure...
Brexit-dice

Heads of European Council, European Commission sign Brexit deal

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European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday signed an agreement on the withdrawal of the United...
UK-Africa Investment Summit

UK eyes investment opportunities in Africa after Brexit

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Britain is stepping up its effort for more investment and trade opportunities in Africa as the country hopes to go global after leaving the...
Brexit-dice

A very Brexit election?

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December 12 is being talked up as the date to settle the question of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. A grass-roots campaigner...
Brexit

Brexit and election concerns take blame for UK’s failing business output

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UK business output has seen the sharpest drop in more than three years in November amid continuing Brexit uncertainty compounded by an upcoming general...
africabrexit

Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

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THE fascination with Brexit continues with the torturous process of democracy being showcased. All the important institutions of the state are playing a role,...
Boris Johnson

Every Conservative election candidate vows to back Brexit deal – Boris Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that every Conservative Party candidate standing in the country's general election on Dec. 12 has personally pledged...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to foreign leaders at a Brexit summit in Brussels, Belgium, on October 17. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA-EFE

UK PM loses offer to call early elections as his Brexit plan hits new...

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his bid on Monday to call a snap general election on Dec. 12 as a way of ending...
Brexit

Over US$1.3 billion prepared in budget for Brexit – Paschal Donohoe

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Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced on Tuesday that the Irish government has prepared over 1.2 billion euros (about 1.3 billion U.S. dollars) in...
AFP/File / Oli Scarff Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has won a British prize that called for rude poems about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The glorious hour of Brexit

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Three years ago, with the referendum of June 23, 2016, the British people dicided with a percentage of almost 52% and with 71.8% partecipation...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Warns Brexit of a Possible Slip Up

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Talks between Britain's two big political parties resume Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May issued a stark warning that the Brexit people voted for...
Baroness Valerie Ann Amos

Brexit Lecture Slated for March 22

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The British diplomat and politician, Baroness Valerie Ann Amos would give a public lecture in Accra on March 22, to address the implications for...
May’s Brexit Deal

Where is Brexit Future If Speaker Dismisses 3rd Vote on May Deal

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With 11 days to go before Britain's planned exit from the Europe Union (EU), Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt a blow on Monday...
May’s Brexit Deal

British PM Paves Way for Possible Delayed Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday bowed to massive pressures at home over Brexit by opening door to a possible delayed Brexit. May,...
social media

Jan. 15 on latest posts on social media

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The following is a selection of the latest posts on social media. U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump on Twitter) Nancy and Cryin' Chuck can end the...
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's questions at the House of parliament in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2017. The British House of Commons on Wednesday night passed the Brexit Bill which gives the British government the power to begin the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

British PM Sees Danger in Last Hour Plea for Brexit Deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that a failure to support her Brexit deal will be catastrophic for Britain. In a strongly worded...
Photo taken on Jan. 7. 2019 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

Ensuing Brexit Results Remains Sketchy

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As MPs in Britain's House of Commons resumed their marathon debate Wednesday on Theresa May's strongly opposed Brexit bill, nobody could predict what the...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Maintains Brexit Deal Vote Will Go On

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British Prime Minister Theresa May ended speculation Sunday that a vote on her under-fire Brexit deal may be deferred again, insisting that the vote...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Fights to Save Her Brexit Deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the new year by starting efforts on two fronts, at home and abroad, to breathe life into her...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

British PM fails to secure vote on Brexit Bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords Wednesday as the crucial European Union withdrawal bill continued...