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World Boris Johnson Strikes Brexit Deal With E.U.

13:00  17 october  2019
13:00  17 october  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

  Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Britain is due to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct. 31, and attempts to find a deal have foundered over plans for keeping an open border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.

But a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said a number of issues were still yet to be resolved, as talks continued between his office and unionists from Northern Ireland whose support was crucial to any deal . “Theoretically, in seven to eight hours everything should be clear,” Mr. Tusk

As a deal seems tantalizingly close, Prime Minister Boris Johnson cannot give too much ground to the European Union if he is to have any hope of winning Though the public, and many lawmakers, are exhausted by the endless Brexit debate, the prospects of striking an agreement that can both satisfy

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union agreed on the draft text of a withdrawal deal on Thursday, an 11th-hour breakthrough in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s effort to settle his country’s anguished, yearslong debate over Brexit and pave the way for its departure from the bloc.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, center, was meeting with other European leaders in Brussels on Thursday. © Pool photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, center, was meeting with other European leaders in Brussels on Thursday.

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The deal must still clear several hurdles, including approval from Europe’s leaders and, most crucially, passage in the British Parliament, where Mr. Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, suffered three thunderous defeats after bringing back an agreement with Brussels.

EU keeps Britain guessing on length of Brexit lifeline .
EU members delayed a decision Friday on how long to postpone next week's Brexit deadline, giving British Prime Minister Boris Johnson space to push for an early general election. © Adrian DENNIS Boris Johnson is struggling to call an election he hopes will give him a majority to pass the divorce deal he struck with EU leaders Senior diplomats told AFP they would reconvene on Monday or Tuesday next week, thus perhaps fewer than 72 hours before Britain is set to break away from the bloc.

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