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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns

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BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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Brexit May Be Delayed Again to Help Reach Deal: Luxembourg

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LONDON – Delaying Brexit further only makes sense if it helps the United Kingdom and the European Union reach a withdrawal agreement, Luxembourgian Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Friday. “There is a date, October 31, which was set by us as well and one should not discuss possible prolongation …

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UK Announces 8 Million Pounds for Afghan Election

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KABUL – The United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday announced a contribution of 8 million pounds to support the upcoming presidential election in Afghanistan. In a statement, the British embassy in Kabul said that the amount will be made available by the UK’s Department for International Development to the UN Electoral …

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US is Imposing New Sanctions on Russia

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SYDNEY – US on Saturday imposed a new round of sanctions in Moscow following the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in 2018 in the United Kingdom. Russian spies have been accused of poisoning Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, last March, using the nerve agent developed by …

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UK’s Business Lobby Warns EU Unprepared for No-Deal Brexit

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LONDON – Britain’s largest business group is warning that neither the U.K. nor the European Union (EU) is prepared for the country to leave the 28-nation bloc without a deal, AP reported Monday. The Confederation of British Industry released a report outlining 200 recommendations for both sides to accelerate Brexit …

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German EU Commissioner’s Brexit Bill Warning to Johnson

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BRUSSELS – If Britain does not pay its Brexit divorce bill, its credit rating would be affected, EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger warned Saturday. EU budget commissioner warns that not paying up would also endanger future cooperation with the EU, Politico EU reported. British prime minister, Boris Johnson, this week …

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